Dustin Ortiz (born December 25, 1988) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Flyweight division and is currently signed to the Brave CF. A professional competitor since 2010, Ortiz has also formerly competed for the UFC, RFA, Tachi Palace Fights, King of the Cage and Strikeforce.
|Born||December 25, 1988|
Franklin, Tennessee, United States
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb)|
|Reach||65 in (165 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Franklin, Tennessee, United States|
|Team||Roufusport (until 2016) |
Combat Sports Academy (2016–present)
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ray Casias|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Born and raised in Franklin, Tennessee, Ortiz competed in wrestling at Franklin High School where he was a standout. After graduating, Ortiz was working in construction before being drawn to mixed martial arts.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Ortiz made his professional MMA debut in February 2010, fighting Lucas Thomas at GFC 6, which Ortiz won via first round submission. Ortiz then signed a contract with Strikeforce, but only fought two times with the promotion, he beat Justin Pennington and Matt Horning in his two fights with Strikeforce. Ortiz made his King of the Cage debut in August 2012. In his first fight with KOTC he beat Thiago Veiga by unanimous decision. Ortiz took a small break from MMA shortly after, but returned in January 2013, fighting at RFA 6, he beat Aaron Ely by split decision. Ortiz returned to King of the Cage in what would be his last independent fight before signing with UFC, he fought MMA veteran Mike French to a unanimous decision win.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Ortiz was expected to face Alptekin Ozkilic on April 11, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 39. However, on April 3, the fight was cancelled due to an injury to Ozkilic. Subsequently, Ortiz was quickly rescheduled and faced promotional newcomer Ray Borg on April 19, 2014 at UFC on Fox 11. Ortiz edged out Borg for a split decision victory.
Ortiz faced Juan Ramirez on May 7, 2014 at the World Championship, winning via Submission (armbar)
A rematch with Ian McCall was expected to take place on August 8, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 73. However, McCall pulled out of the fight in late July citing injury and was replaced by Willie Gates. Ortiz dominated the fight with his wrestling and won via TKO in the third round.
Ortiz faced Hector Sandoval on August 5, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 114. He won the fight via knockout just fifteen seconds into the first round, the fastest knockout in UFC Flyweight history. The win also earned Ortiz his first Performance of the Night bonus award.
In an interview in January 2019, Henry Cejudo revealed that Ortiz was released from the UFC. In February 2019, Ortiz clarified that he was offered a release from his contract but opted to fight Benavidez as the last fight of his contract.
After his release from the UFC, Ortiz signed with the Brave CF. His first bout in the Flyweight tournament was a Quarter-final bout against fellow UFC veteran Ali Bagautinov on April 1, 2021 at Brave CF 50.  Despite keeping the bout competitive, Ortiz lost via unanimous decision. 
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|28 matches||19 wins||9 losses|
|Loss||19–9||Ali Bagautinov||Decision (unanimous)||Brave CF 50||April 1, 2021||3||5:00||Arad, Bahrain||Flyweight Tournament Quarter-Final Bout.|
|Loss||19–8||Joseph Benavidez||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw||January 19, 2019||3||5:00||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Win||19–7||Matheus Nicolau||KO (head kick and punches)||UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2||July 28, 2018||1||3:49||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||18–7||Alexandre Pantoja||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 220||January 20, 2018||3||5:00||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||17–7||Hector Sandoval||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno||August 5, 2017||1||0:15||Mexico City, Mexico||Performance of the Night.|
|Loss||16–7||Brandon Moreno||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov||April 22, 2017||2||4:06||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Win||16–6||Zach Makovsky||Decision (split)||UFC 206||December 10, 2016||3||5:00||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Loss||15–6||Jussier Formiga||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg||September 24, 2016||3||5:00||Brasília, Brazil|
|Loss||15–5||Wilson Reis||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Bader||January 30, 2016||3||5:00||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||15–4||Willie Gates||TKO (elbows and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux||August 8, 2015||3||2:58||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Loss||14–4||Joseph Benavidez||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson||November 22, 2014||3||5:00||Austin, Texas, United States|
|Win||14–3||Justin Scoggins||Decision (split)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn Finale||July 6, 2014||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||13–3||Ray Borg||Decision (split)||UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne||April 19, 2014||3||5:00||Orlando, Florida, United States|
|Loss||12–3||John Moraga||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Philippou||January 15, 2014||3||5:00||Duluth, Georgia, United States|
|Win||12–2||José Maria Tomé||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson||November 9, 2013||3||3:19||Goiânia, Brazil|
|Win||11–2||Mike French||Decision (unanimous)||KOTC: Train Wreck||January 27, 2013||3||5:00||Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||10–2||Aaron Ely||Decision (split)||RFA 6||January 18, 2013||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Win||9–2||Thiago Veiga||Decision (unanimous)||KOTC: Sudden Strike||August 4, 2012||3||5:00||Walker, Minnesota, United States|
|Loss||8–2||Josh Robinson||Decision (split)||NAFC: Colosseum||May 4, 2012||3||5:00||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States||Catchweight (130 lbs) bout.|
|Win||8–1||Josh Rave||TKO (doctor stoppage)||TPF 11: Redemption||December 2, 2011||3||4:38||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Loss||7–1||Ian McCall||Decision (unanimous)||TPF 9||May 6, 2011||3||5:00||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Win||7–0||Matt Horning||TKO (punches)||Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Saffiedine||January 7, 2011||3||2:10||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Win||6–0||Cory Alexander||TKO (punches)||GFC: Gameness Fight Championship 8||October 9, 2010||3||4:46||Nashville, Tennessee, United States||Won the GFC Flyweight Championship.|
|Win||5–0||Andrew Higgins||TKO (punches)||GFC: Gameness Fight Series||July 15, 2010||2||3:52||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Win||4–0||Forrest Beard||Submission (rear-naked choke)||GFC: Gameness Fight Championship 7||June 19, 2010||1||1:28||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Win||3–0||Lucas Thomas||Submission (punches)||GFC: Gameness Fight Series||May 20, 2010||1||1:15||Goodlettsville, Tennessee, United States|
|Win||2–0||Justin Pennington||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Strikeforce: Nashville||April 17, 2010||1||4:27||Nashville, Tennessee, United States||Flyweight debut.|
|Win||1–0||Lucas Thomas||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||GFC: Gameness Fighting Championship 6||February 20, 2010||1||1:00||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
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- Staff (2014-08-26). "Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz booked for UFC Fight Night 57 in Austin". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-08-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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- Staff (2016-11-07). "Ortiz replaces Moraga on UFC 206 card". tsn.ca. Retrieved 2016-11-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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- Staff (2017-05-31). "Dustin Ortiz vs. Hector Sandoval set for UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-05-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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- Staff (2017-08-06). "UFC Fight Night 114 bonuses: New record holder Dustin Ortiz among 4 fighters to earn $50K". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-08-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- DNA, MMA. "Flyweightclash tussen Dustin Ortiz en Alexandre Pantoja voor UFC 220 in Boston". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
- "UFC 220 results: Dustin Ortiz rallies to take unanimous decision from Alexandre Pantoja". MMAjunkie. 2018-01-21. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
- Staff (2018-04-27). "UFC on FOX 30 official for Calgary, eight fights added to lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-04-27. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "UFC on FOX 30 results: Dustin Ortiz upsets Matheus Nicolau with big head-kick knockout". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-28. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
- Ryan Gerbasi (2018-12-14). "UFC Brooklyn: Joseph Benavidez to face Dustin Ortiz in flyweight bout at Barclays Center". newsday.com. Retrieved 2018-12-20. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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