Brian Ortega
Brian Ortega, the current No. 2 contender in the UFC featherweight division, could rise to 155 pounds in the coming years.
In his last outing, Brian Ortega lost to 145-pound champion Alexander Volkanovski in the UFC 266 main event. Despite losing, T-City delivered a great performance in one of the best fights of 2021.
This Saturday, the 31-year-old will return to face the number 3 of the division, Yair Rodriguez. headlining UFC Long Island.
The winner of this clash will likely get their ticket to the next fight for the featherweight championship title.
During UFC Long Island’s media day, Ortega revealed that he did not rule out going up to 155 pounds in the coming years. Also, cited a possible fight against Charles Oliveira.
“I want to go up there and fight at 155. Who knows? I may have to silence everyone and go there, and who cares what they say. But in the future, I will be at 155. Ortega said (via
“It would be a great fight against Charles Oliveira. He’s a tough guy, man. This guy has the wind in his sails right now. I’m so happy for him because his story is motivating.
Lose and lose, and it almost seemed like he was going to fall. Everyone has forgotten that, and as a fighter, you start thinking, ‘Damn, is my career going to stop? I’m not the same anymore?’
“And this guy moves to another weight class and just dominates what, 10 fights in a row?
He wins the belt and defends it once or twice already. It’s motivating. For me, sharing the Octagon with someone of this level would be an honor.
I think people took it disrespectfully. But as a fighter and competitor, I want to compete against the best. “concluded Brian Ortega.
What do you think of Brian Ortega’s statements? Would you like to see him one day against Charles Oliveira?
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