For those of you who follow mixed martial arts (MMA), it was recently announced that ex-UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz has signed with the Combate Americas promotion. Combate Americas is an MMA promotion that former WWE Champion Alberto El Patron is affiliated with.
El Patron formerly served as the promotion’s president before stepping down. Now, it’s believed that he could possibly even fight under the promotion’s banner. El Patron has a background in MMA, with a professional record of 9-5. He has shared the cage with the likes of MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop, who knocked El Patron out in 2003.
Now, it’s being rumored that El Patron could face another MMA legend in his return to fighting. Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio mentioned a rumor that El Patron could be the man to welcome Ortiz to Combate Americas. Last year, El Patron stated that he was preparing for a return to fighting, and wanted to get into the cage sometime this year.
He hasn’t fought since 2010, last losing to Yamamoto Hanshi in February of that year via second-round TKO. It would be interesting to see how he fares against a former 205-pound UFC champion.
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