Brian Martin Ortega[1] (born February 21, 1991) is an American professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Featherweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

A professional since 2010, Ortega has also competed in the RFA, where he was the Featherweight Champion. As of July 30, 2020, he is #2 in the UFC featherweight rankings.

Ortega was born in Los Angeles, California; he is of Mexican descent and possesses dual nationality, as both his parents are from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

Ortega was born in Los Angeles, California; he is of Mexican descent and possesses dual nationality, as both his parents are from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

When he turned 13, he began training Brazilian jiu-jitsu at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy under Rorion Gracie, and his sons Ryron, Rener, and Ralek Gracie in Torrance, California

A highly anticipated featherweight main event between Yair Rodriguez and Brian Ortega ended unfortunately on Saturday, when Ortega was unable to continue after appearing to dislocate his right shoulder.

A highly anticipated featherweight main event between Yair Rodriguez and Brian Ortega ended unfortunately on Saturday, when Ortega was unable to continue after appearing to dislocate his right shoulder.

The submission was not tight at all, and Ortega did not appear to be in any danger, but the movement of pulling his arm back apparently caused the discoation. Ortega injured the same shoulder in 2016 and underwent surgery.

The submission was not tight at all, and Ortega did not appear to be in any danger, but the movement of pulling his arm back apparently caused the discoation. Ortega injured the same shoulder in 2016 and underwent surgery.

The submission was not tight at all, and Ortega did not appear to be in any danger, but the movement of pulling his arm back apparently caused the discoation. Ortega injured the same shoulder in 2016 and underwent surgery.