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Tito Ortiz Beats Alberto Del Rio Via Submission in Combate Americas Fight

Tito Ortiz Beats Alberto Del Rio Via Submission in Combate Americas Fight

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz beat former WWE champion Alberto Del Rio by submission at the Combate Americas "Tito vs. Alberto" event at Payne Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, on Saturday.

Ortiz forced Del Rio to tap out to a rear-naked choke at 3:10 of the first round.

Prior to the clash with Del Rio, Ortiz had not fought since beating Chuck Liddell under the Golden Boy Promotions banner in November 2018.

After becoming a four-time world champion, two-time United States champion, one-time Royal Rumble winner and one-time Money in the Bank winner in WWE, Del Rio left the company in 2016.

Ortiz is two years Del Rio's senior at 44 and nowhere near the same performer he was during his prime, but with wins over the likes of Liddell, Chael Sonnen and Stephan Bonnar over the past five years, The Huntington Beach Bad Boy was the clear favorite Saturday.

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