Jacob Christopher Ortiz was Tank Abbott's training partner. Ortiz's mixed martial arts debut was at UFC 13 in 1997. Still in college, Ortiz competed as an amateur for no prize money or contracts. He beat Wes Albritton in an alternate bout by referee stoppage at 0:31 of the first round. Ortiz lost the fight at 2:00 in the first round by submission. After returning with a TKO victory over Jeremy Screeton at West Coast NHB Championships 1 and a doctors stoppage due to cut against Jerry Bohlander at UFC 18, Tito avenged his loss to Mezger at UFC 19 by TKO in round 1.
Previous Championships & Awards:
Ultimate Fighting Championship
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion (5 Times)
Wrestling Observer Newsletter
2002 Feud of the Year
2006 Feud of the Year
FIGHTING SPIRIT magazine
2006 Fight of The Year
2006 Golden Gloves
Do you have any heroes? Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee and anyone who gives back to society.
What is your favorite technique? Ground and pound.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I attended California State University-Bakersfield.
What was your job before you started fighting? You name it I did it.
From bouncing at nightclubs, to working on sport fishing boats, to