Tag Archive for Brian

UFC 231 Results: Max Holloway Silences the Doubters, Stops Brian Ortega

I doubted Max Holloway. I admit it.

He was unable to make it to the scale for his last couple of fights, and by all appearances, it seemed as if the cut down to featherweight was getting to be too much for the champ. So when it was announced he’d finally be facing top challenger Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC 231, I was skeptical he’d even make it to the cage. Or, the very least, he’d be too depleted from his weight cut to do anything but lose.

I was wrong.

For four rounds, Holloway beat the ever-lovin’ crap out of Ortega, feeding him a steady stream of punches that eventually turned the challenger’s face into a Tiki mask.

UFC 231 Results: Max Holloway Silences the Doubters, Stops Brian Ortega

I doubted Max Holloway. I admit it.

He was unable to make it to the scale for his last couple of fights, and by all appearances, it seemed as if the cut down to featherweight was getting to be too much for the champ. So when it was announced he’d finally be facing top challenger Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC 231, I was skeptical he’d even make it to the cage. Or, the very least, he’d be too depleted from his weight cut to do anything but lose.

I was wrong.

For four rounds, Holloway beat the ever-lovin’ crap out of Ortega, feeding him a steady stream of punches that eventually turned the challenger’s face into a Tiki mask.

Brian Ortega Agrees With Doctor Stoppage Against Max Holloway

For four rounds, Brian Ortega took everything the champ could throw at him and kept marching forward. It took the word of the cageside physician and referee to stop “T-City” on Saturday night, but in the aftermath he agreed with their ruling.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC 231 Results: Max Holloway Silences the Doubters, Stops Brian Ortega

I doubted Max Holloway. I admit it.

He was unable to make it to the scale for his last couple of fights, and by all appearances, it seemed as if the cut down to featherweight was getting to be too much for the champ. So when it was announced he’d finally be facing top challenger Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC 231, I was skeptical he’d even make it to the cage. Or, the very least, he’d be too depleted from his weight cut to do anything but lose.

I was wrong.

For four rounds, Holloway beat the ever-lovin’ crap out of Ortega, feeding him a steady stream of punches that eventually turned the challenger’s face into a Tiki mask.

Category: Caged Insider / Tags: , , , , , ,

Brian Ortega Releases Statement On Doctor’s Stoppage At UFC 231

admin / December 10, 2018 / No comments

Brian Ortega came into his UFC 231 fight against champ Max Holloway with a lot of hype. How could he not after knocking Frankie Edgar out cold for his sixth straight UFC win? Once you add in Holloway’s weight cut troubles and that disturbing stroke-like incident in July, you can understand why Ortega came into Toronto a slight betting favorite.

Unfortunately for Brian and those who put money on him winning, Holloway showed up in phenomenal shape and put on an absolute striking clinic, hitting Ortega in round 4 with the most significant strikes ever landed in a single UFC round. That left Brian’s face such a mangled mess that the cageside physician wisely called the fight off before the start of round 5.

At the post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White declared Ortega ‘too tough for his own good’ and lauded the doctor’s decision. As for Ortega’s thoughts on the stoppage? We never got to ask him because he was taken straight to the hospital. But now “T-City” has released a short Instagram statement on the fight and the way it ended.

”Doctor stopped it and I agree,” Ortega wrote. “Broken nose and a broken thumb. I was willing to die in there. Last night was Max’s night. I’ll be back. Thank you to everyone who’s always believed in me and supported me.”

Ortega’s coach Rener Gracie had his own Instagram message, directed more towards his pupil than the public.

”When we arrived at the hospital, the first thing you said was ‘I’m sorry.’ My brother, you have nothing to be sorry about,” Gracie wrote. “You came from nothing and you competed on the highest level against one of the best p4p fighter’s in the world. For four rounds, you took his best shots, but you never went down and you never stopped firing back. The heart you displayed last night could never be taught, and I’ve never been so proud to be your coach, your friend and your fan. You didn’t fail, Max prevailed. And if it was ever possible to win in defeat, you did it last night. I love you bro.”

With that kind of support, we’re sure Brian Ortega will be back to terrorizing the 145 pound division in no time. And with Dana White pushing hard for Max Holloway to move up to lightweight, there just might be a vacant title to fight over by the end of 2019.

MMAmania.com – All Posts

Category: MMA Mania / Tags: , , , , ,

UFC 231 Results: Max Holloway Silences the Doubters, Stops Brian Ortega

admin / December 9, 2018 / No comments

I doubted Max Holloway. I admit it.

He was unable to make it to the scale for his last couple of fights, and by all appearances, it seemed as if the cut down to featherweight was getting to be too much for the champ. So when it was announced he’d finally be facing top challenger Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC 231, I was skeptical he’d even make it to the cage. Or, the very least, he’d be too depleted from his weight cut to do anything but lose.

I was wrong.

For four rounds, Holloway beat the ever-lovin’ crap out of Ortega, feeding him a steady stream of punches that eventually turned the challenger’s face into a Tiki mask.

Category: Caged Insider / Tags: , , , , , ,

Max Holloway On Brian Ortega’s Accomplishments: I’m Lapping Him

admin / December 6, 2018 / No comments

Max Holloway heads into UFC 231 to fight a man who has yet taste defeat in his professional career in the form of Brian Ortega. However, “Blessed” feels that his challenger’s résumé does not begin to approach his own.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Category: Sherdog / Tags: , , , ,

Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega Official for UFC 231 in Toronto on Dec. 8

admin / October 2, 2018 / No comments

A rumored featherweight championship clash between Max Holloway and Brian Ortega is official for UFC 231.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Category: Sherdog / Tags: , , , , ,

Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega Official for UFC 231 in Toronto on Dec. 8

admin / October 2, 2018 / No comments

A rumored featherweight championship clash between Max Holloway and Brian Ortega is official for UFC 231.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Category: Sherdog / Tags: , , , , ,

Brian Foster, Ramsey Nijem Ruled out of Professional Fighters League Lightweight Playoffs

admin / August 27, 2018 / No comments

Lightweights Brian Foster and Ramsey Nijem will not be able to compete in the Professional Fighters League October playoffs.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Category: Sherdog / Tags: , , , , , , , , ,