Commission Changes Tito Ortiz’s Win Over Alberto El Patron To ‘No-Decision’
A fight that gained a lot of exposure for Combate Americas will no longer have a winner to it.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has overturned Tito Ortiz’s first-round submission win over former WWE star Alberto El Patron from December to a no-decision result.
“The results of the fight were changed pending further investigation,” stated Tele Mange, a TDLR spokesperson. The news was first reported by MMAJunkie.
In a fight that was deemed controversial due to its focus on politics and race, Patron (known as Alberto Rodriguez) met inside the Payne Arena in Hidaldo on December 7. Ortiz (20-12-1, 1NC) made him tap 3:10 into the opening round. It is unknown what caused the change. There have been reports that something happened on the side of Ortiz, hence the change.
This was Ortiz first fight since November 2018, when he beat Chuck Liddell in another controversial bout. A Golden Boy-promoted contest, Ortiz knocked out his rival in the first round. His last legitimate win was at Bellator 170 back in 2017, beating Chael Sonnen via submission.
Alberto El Patron (9-5, 1NC), a former WWE Champion, competed in his first MMA fight since 2010. The 42-year-old competed in Deep, Cage of Combat and Pride during his time as an MMA fighter while working in the pro wrestling world.
Ortiz, the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, is currently training at the WWE Performance Center, looking to once again enter the pro wrestling world.