UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz (20-12-1) made quick work of Alberto “El Patron” Rodriguez in December 2019, but now more than two months later, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has changed the first round submission victory to a no contest.
“The results of the fight were changed pending further investigation,” TDLR public information officer Tela Mange told MMA Junkie, who first reported news of the change in result.
The TDLR would not state whether there were any confirmed wrongdoing on Ortiz’s part that would justify the decision change. After the investigation is complete, Ortiz may be awarded the victory once again, but we will have to wait to see how this plays out. The TDLR did not give a timeline for its investigation.
Ortiz submitted Rodriguez in the main event of “Combate Americas: Tito vs. Alberto” with a rear-naked choke to record his 21st career win. This “no contest” is the first of his near 23 year professional career.
The December 7 event took place at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas.