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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 23 January 1975Huntington Beach, California, USA
Birth NameJacob Ortiz
Nicknames The Huntington Beach Bad Boy
The People's Champion
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Cited by film producer Jeff Most as "The next Vin Diesel", Tito delivers the audience as well as the sheer acting talent. The most electrifying Ultimate Fighting competitor alive today, as intimidating as Tito is in the ring, outside he is an unparalleled fan favorite. A dynamic speaker, Tito's popularity with the fans made for a natural move into other media. He frequently appears on talk shows and in magazine articles and stars in the popular video game, "UFC: Tapout" on Xbox. Having made a cameo appearance in Jet Li's Cradle 2 the Grave (2003), Tito recently delivered a breakout performance with his first starring role, opposite Edward Furlong, David Boreanaz, and Dennis Hopper, in The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005), scheduled for release in early 2005.

But life for "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" wasn't always this good, and even as he soars to the top, Tito has never forgotten his roots. The child of two drug-addicted parents, in high school Tito chose wrestling over drugs and gangs, and excelled. He went on to compete at the college level and earned two consecutive titles as California State Wrestling Champion before making the shift to Ultimate Fighting...where he became the world champion less than two years after entering the sport.

Today, as he balances his time between fighting, acting, running his clothing line, "Punishment Athletics", and developing his new game for Xbox, Tito also regularly prioritizes working with inner city children; motivating kids to stay in school, to stay away from drugs and gangs, and to pursue their dreams, no matter what their current situation; and, through his foundation, Tito supports children's charity initiatives and raises money to establish better after-school athletic programs in neighborhoods like the one he came from.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tami Alecsa

Spouse (1)

S. Dean (8 April 1999 - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (18)

His fight with Ken Shamrock is considered by many as the best match in the history of ultimate fighting.
Was the 5x defending UFC light heavyweight champion before losing to Randy Couture.
Had an on-going feud with former best friend and training partner, Chuck Liddell. The two met in UFC 47 where Liddell KO'd Ortiz in the second round.
Won the light heavyweight title by defeating Wanderlei Silva.
Is of Mexican descent.
Two-time California Community College state wrestling champion for Golden West Community College at the 190-pound weight class in 1995 and 1996.
Has a son named Jacob Ortiz Jr
Sons, Jesse Jameson and Journey Jette, were born on March 15, 2009. Jesse weighing 5 lbs., Journey weighing 4 lbs. 11 oz. The sons' mom and his ex-girlfriend is Jenna Jameson.
Defeated 'Yuki Kondo' via Submission at UFC 29. [November 2000]
Defeated Ken Shamrock via TKO at UFC 40. [November 2002]
Defeated 'Patrick Cote' via decision at UFC 50- The War of '04. [October 2004]
Defeated Vladimir Matyushenko via Decision at UFC 33. [September 2001]
Defeated Wanderlei Silva via Decision at UFC 25. [April 2000]
Defeated 'Yuki Kondo' via Submission at UFC 29. [December 2000]
Defeated Vitor Belfort via decision at UFC 51- Super Saturday. [February 2005]
Defeated Evan Tanner via KO at UFC 30. [February 2001]
Defeated Guy Mezger via TKO at UFC 19. [March 1999]
Defeated Elvis Sinosic via TKO at UFC 32. [June 2001]

Personal Quotes (4)

I have one simple moto: Train for the worst and the best will happen.
I train to avoid surprises. For me, that's the successful fighting.
Believe in your goals. Always try to set an example for other people to better this world. Help out, because there are a lot of tragedies happening, and we all need to work together to really make this a happy world. We can make it happen. Work in the community - that's something I do a lot myself. I go to schools and help out with kids, because that's what I believe in. I'm not just about being a fighter. I try to go the extra mile and use my fighting status as a vehicle to do other things: help with kids, try to keep them out of gangs, and give them better options. That's what really matters.
I am the Muhammad Ali of MMA.

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