Former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz took on former WWE titleholder Alberto El Patron (real name Alberto Rodriguez) in the main event of Combate Americas‘ first pay-per-view event.
— Sherdog by Mandatory (@sherdogdotcom) December 8, 2019
It wasn’t El Patron’s first foray into cagefighting, as he came into the bout with nine victories and five losses under his belt. However, the experience of Ortiz proved to be too much for the Mexican wrestling legend. Ortiz immediately took down El Patron and got into side control. El Patron worked his way back to his feet, but Ortiz quickly took him down again and started landing elbows. “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” kept the pressure on the pro wrestler and took his back. He then sunk in a rear-naked choke for the win in the very first round.
As per a stipulation, Ortiz now has El Patron’s WWE belt.
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