Tito Ortiz is not the least bit of happy that his last win over Alberto Del Rio at Combate Americas 51 has been overturned.
Ortiz and Del Rio battled it out at the Combate Americas 51 in late 2019. The stakes were high as Ortiz wagered his UFC title on the line, while Del Rio put up his WWE belt. In the end, it was Ortiz who had his hand raised, as he defeated Del Rio via rear-naked choke in the 1st-round.
Unfortunately, that win has now been overturned by the Texas Commission. On Wednesday night, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation overturned the official decision for unknown reasons.
“The results of the fight were changed pending further investigation,” TDLR official Tela Mange said in an email to MMA Fighting.
As you might expect, Tito Ortiz is furious about this decision and posted a response on his official Instagram page.
“This is a BS claim that will get overturned,” Ortiz wrote. “I promise you all. Sad way to get attention at my expense.”
After beating Del Rio, Tito Ortiz had put together a 3-fight win streak. Prior to the fight, he had finished Chuck Liddell by knockout and Chael Sonnen by submission — both in the 1st round. Unfortunately that streak has now been downgraded to just 2 wins.
The fight against Del Rio, who is also an executive for Combate Americas, marked Ortiz’s first obligation on a 3-fight contract.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 27th February, 2020.