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    Ortiz to face ex-WWE champ Del Rio in MMA fight

    Ortiz to face ex-WWE champ Del Rio in MMA fight

    It'll be a former UFC champion taking on a former WWE champion later this year.

    Tito Ortiz, a UFC Hall of Famer, will be returning to the cage to fight pro-wrestling veteran Alberto Del Rio in a mixed martial arts bout for the Combate Americas promotion, officials confirmed Tuesday with ESPN.

    The announcement was first made by Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren to MMA reporter Gonzalo Campos. No date or location has been set, but the fourth quarter of 2019 is the target.

    The fight will be contested at a 210-pound catchweight, the promotion said.


    Del Rio, whose real name is Alberto Rodriguez, is a two-time WWE champion and two-time WWE World Heavyweight champion. Del Rio fought MMA with the Pride FC promotion in Japan in 2003 and 2004 under a mask as his Mexican lucha libre character, Dos Caras Jr.


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    No location yet......surely not in the US though, surely no commission will sign off on that fight. Oh what am I thinking, there are plenty of corrupt commissions that will gladly sign off that fight.

    Side note......could this fight be a work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluenoseGreig View Post
    No location yet......surely not in the US though, surely no commission will sign off on that fight. Oh what am I thinking, there are plenty of corrupt commissions that will gladly sign off that fight.

    Side note......could this fight be a work?
    It'll happen in the U.S I'm sure.......Brooks can get a fight with ZERO experience.........Del_rio at least has a history with MMA.....................................and yes, it quite possibly could be a work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickass32 View Post
    It'll happen in the U.S I'm sure.......Brooks can get a fight with ZERO experience.........Del_rio at least has a history with MMA.....................................and yes, it quite possibly could be a work
    History yes, but of fighting someone on the level of Tito after what, 10-15 years no competition......it's disgusting if they book this fight in the US. But yeah, I suspect they will.

    Brooks is a different case simply because he was being matched with guys with no fight record as he was...…..the only issue with him was the fights being in the UFC, on a local card it would have passed without any notice.
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