Jacob Christopher Ortiz, simply was born 0n 23 January 1975, in Huntington Beach, California USA. Known as Tito Ortiz, he is a mixed martial artist, known for winning the title of Light Heavyweight Champion in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. What is more, Tito is a successful businessman, who owns the “Punishment Training Center” and “Punishment Athletics”. During his career Ortiz has gained various titles and awards; some of the titles include Most Fights in UFC History, Second Most Successful Light Heavyweight Title Defense in UFC History, Fight of the Night, UFC 13 Light Heavyweight Tournament Runner-Up and many others. What is more, Tito was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Undoubtedly, Tito is one of the most successful mixed martial artists.
If you consider how rich Tito Ortiz is, it can be said that Tito’s estimated net worth is over $15 million. He has mainly gained this sum of money through his career as a mixed martial artist. Activities related to this sport have also added a lot to Tito’s net worth. In addition to this, Ortiz has appeared in several movies which also made his net worth larger.
Tito Ortiz Net Worth $15 Million
Tito’s childhood and teenage years were quite problematic, as he spent a lot of time with street gangs, and his parents were addicted to drugs, so Ortiz had to work from a very young age in order to support himself. When he started attending Huntington Beach High School, Tito became interested in wrestling and soon his talent was noticed by others. Despite his talent, Ortiz stopped training for some time and again had to work at various jobs. After some time Tito started studying at the Golden West College, later transfering to California State University at Bakersfield.
Tito’s career as a mixed martial artist began in 1997, and it soon became the main source of Tito Ortiz’s net worth. In 1999 Tito participated in the “UFC 22” championship, and although his performance was not very successful it helped him to gain more experience and improve his skills, such that a year later, he was able to win the title of Light Heavyweight Champion. This had a huge impact on the growth of Tito’s net worth. Tito continued participating in various championships and showing good results. In 2014 Ortiz participated in another championship, called “Bellator 120” and continued participating in these championships in order to achieve the title of the Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion.
Despite this fact, Tito decided to focus more on his business activities and his own companies. As mentioned, Tito is also known for his appearances in such movies as “Zombie Strippers”, “The Crow: Wicked Prayer”, “Cradle 2 the Grave” and others. These appearances also increased Tito Ortiz’s net worth. It is clear that Tito is a very active and hardworking person.
If to talk about Tito’s personal life, it can be said that he was married to Kristin, and they have one child. Later Ortiz had a relationship with Jenna Jameson and they have two children. Now Ortiz is dating Amber Nichole Miller. Tito had some problems with the law as he was accused of domestic violence. Despite this fact, Ortiz has been able to overcome all his problems in his career and personal life. All in all, Tito Ortiz is a very successful and talented personality. He is not only known as a mixed martial artist, but as a businessman as well. Tito is a perfect example as from problematic teenager he was able to become one of the most famous mixed martial artists.
Defeated Elvis Sinosic via TKO at UFC 32. [June 2001]
Defeated Guy Mezger via TKO at UFC 19. [March 1999]
Defeated Evan Tanner via KO at UFC 30. [February 2001]
Defeated Vitor Belfort via decision at UFC 51- Super Saturday. [February 2005]
Defeated 'Yuki Kondo' via Submission at UFC 29. [December 2000]
Defeated Wanderlei Silva via Decision at UFC 25. [April 2000]
Defeated Vladimir Matyushenko via Decision at UFC 33. [September 2001]
Defeated 'Patrick Cote' via decision at UFC 50- The War of '04. [October 2004]
Defeated Ken Shamrock via TKO at UFC 40. [November 2002]
Defeated 'Yuki Kondo' via Submission at UFC 29. [November 2000]
Sons, Jesse Jameson and Journey Jette, were born on March 15, 2009. Jesse weighing 5 lbs., Journey weighing 4 lbs. 11 oz. The sons' mom and his ex-girlfriend is Jenna Jameson.
Has a son named Jacob Ortiz Jr
Two-time California Community College state wrestling champion for Golden West Community College at the 190-pound weight class in 1995 and 1996.
Is of Mexican descent.
Won the light heavyweight title by defeating Wanderlei Silva.
Had an on-going feud with former best friend and training partner, Chuck Liddell. The two met in UFC 47 where Liddell KO'd Ortiz in the second round.
Was the 5x defending UFC light heavyweight champion before losing to Randy Couture.
His fight with Ken Shamrock is considered by many as the best match in the history of ultimate fighting.
I am the Muhammad Ali of MMA.
Believe in your goals. Always try to set an example for other people to better this world. Help out, because there are a lot of tragedies happening, and we all need to work together to really make this a happy world. We can make it happen. Work in the community - that's something I do a lot myself. I go to schools and help out with kids, because that's what I believe in. I'm not just about being a fighter. I try to go the extra mile and use my fighting status as a vehicle to do other things: help with kids, try to keep them out of gangs, and give them better options. That's what really matters.
I train to avoid surprises. For me, that's the successful fighting.
I have one simple moto: Train for the worst and the best will happen.