Tito Ortiz & Alberto Del Rio Make Championship Bet Ahead of MMA Fight


Tito Ortiz is slated to fight Alberto El Patron (formerly known as Alberto Del Rio) at an upcoming Combate Americas show. The two men are slated to fight in a 210 catchweight bout on December 7th at the Payne Arena in Hidalgo, Texas and air on pay-per-view for $39.99.

Both fighters spoke with MMA Junkie about putting their respective belts (UFC and WWE) on the line. 

“I want to put my belt up just because I’m a huge WWE fan, and I’ve always wanted a heavyweight world title. I’ve always wanted that heavyweight world title. I mean, I remember back in the day watching Hulk Hogan carrying the world title, being the world champion, to Dwayne Johnson, ‘The Rock,’ being the world champion. I was like, ‘Man, if I ever had the opportunity to go to the WWE, I know I can be world champion, too.’”

“To be honest, that’s a fantastic idea,” El Patron said. “I know he’s not too bright, but in this one, it was his idea. He came up with the idea, and it’s a fantastic one. I wish it would have been me that said, ‘Hey let’s put the titles on the line.’”

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