Tito Ortiz vs. Alberto Del Rio is more and more becoming a reality.
Ortiz (20-12-1) is expected to fight former WWE champion Del Rio, real name José Alberto Rodríguez, (9-5) at an upcoming Combate Americas show. In a new episode of Ortiz’s YouTube series “Tito Ortiz Uncaged”, the former UFC champion hinted at a Dec. 7 date for the fight.
Early in the video, Ortiz showed the camera a series of direct messages he had with Donald Trump Jr. The son of the U.S. President told Ortiz he would try and make it to the event. The exchange of messages also revealed the fight is unofficially planned for Dec. 7 in Hidalgo, Texas. Combate has yet to officially confirm the date.
Ortiz most recently avenged losses to Chuck Liddell at Golden Boy Promotions’ event in Nov. 2018. Del Rio has not fought in MMA since a 2010 loss to Yamamoto Hanshi which snapped a six-fight win streak.