Sunday, June 07, 2015- the replay of UFC Fight Night 68: Boetsch vs. Henderson was on and saw Thiago Tavares’ forehead broke by lesser known fighter for me at that time named Brian Ortega. It was a big TKO win for the unbeaten Gracie BJJ black belter and BBS (Black Belt Surfing) owner who I learned just coming back from a suspension due to failed post-fight drug test in his rookie year. Triangle City or T-City still gained a new fan in me with how smart, creative and skilled he is.
Ortega did it again at UFC 195: Lawler vs Condit. They won’t call him ‘T-City’for nothing. Diego Brandao was triangle choked by Brian. Without that beautiful finish, Brandao dominated and could’ve won it by decision.
Clay Guida showed his veteran presence over Brian Ortega at UFC 199 – Rockhold vs Bisping. I was scared I knew he was about to lose the fight until he made that knee to the head. T-City knocked The Carpenter out.
His come from behind victory and beautiful finishes amaze me all the time. Can’t wait for his next fight. Now ranked no. 10 in the UFC Featherweight Division. Brian Ortega is only getting started.