Alberto Del Rio News
Tito Ortiz's win over Alberto Del Rio reinstated by Texas commission after drug-test controversy
Cole Shelton - February 28, 2020
Chael Sonnen shares 5 potential phrases explaining why Ortiz vs Del Rio was changed to a no-decision
Cole Shelton - February 26, 2020
Alberto Del Rio reflects on Tito Ortiz loss: 'I could’ve won that fight'
Tom Taylor - February 14, 2020
Tito Ortiz vs. Alberto Del Rio fight was viewership success in Mexico, but US PPV 'didn't fare as well'
Tom Taylor - December 13, 2019
Last weekend, Combate Americas promoted its first pay-per-view event. The event was topped by a 210-pound catchweight fight between former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz and pro wrestling veteran Alberto Del Rio. On Friday morning, the promotion sent out a press release outlining how this card faired in terms of viewership.
United States President Donald Trump congratulates Tito Ortiz on Huge Win
Christopher Taylor - December 7, 2019
United States President Donald Trump took time out of his evening to congratulate Tito Ortiz on his “Huge win” over Alberto Del Rio at tonight’s Combate Americas event. The US President sent the following message to ‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” on Twitter dubbing him a “Great American Patriot”.
Tito Ortiz defeats Alberto Del Rio via first round submission (Video)
Chris Taylor - December 7, 2019
A catchweight bout (210lbs) between former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz and pro wrestling standout Alberto Del Rio took place this evening in Hidalgo, Texas. The event marks the first pay-per-view effort from Combate Americas, which is widely considered Latin America’s premiere mixed martial arts promotion.
VIDEO | Tito Ortiz and Alberto Del Rio get into scuffle at weigh-ins
Cole Shelton - December 6, 2019
Tito Ortiz and Alberto Del Rio do not like each other and that was made apparent at today’s weigh-ins. On Dec. 7, Ortiz will be making his Combate Americas debut when he battles Del Rio, who also serves as the promotion’s president. The two have gone back-and-forth in interviews trash-talking each other. So, when they came face-to-face at the weigh-ins they got into it as they pushed each other several times and had to be separated.
Alberto Del Rio says he's going to end Tito Ortiz's career on Saturday
Cole Shelton - December 3, 2019
Tito Ortiz is a massive betting favorite to beat Alberto Del Rio in Combate Americas fight
Adam Martin - November 25, 2019
UFC legend Tito Ortiz is a massive betting favorite to beat rival Alberto Del Rio at their upcoming matchup in the Combate Americas promotion. Ortiz is scheduled to meet Del Rio at Combate Americas: Hidalgo, which takes place on December 7 at Payne Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. The fight will be contested at a catchweight of 210lbs.
Tito Ortiz and Alberto El Patron have an interesting bet for their upcoming fight
Natasha Hooper - November 7, 2019
On December 7, former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz will square off with former WWE star Alberto Del Rio, now known as Alberto El Patron. During an interview with MMA Junkie, Ortiz revealed that he is betting his UFC belt in hopes of claiming a WWE belt too.
Tito Ortiz vs. Alberto Del Rio set for December 7
Tom Taylor - October 7, 2019
Earlier this year, Combate Americas laid out plans to promote a fight between former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz and pro wrestler turned Combate Americas exec Alberto Del Rio. That fight now has an official date.
VIDEO | Tito Ortiz and Alberto Del Rio get heated in Combate Americas cage
Tom Taylor - September 2, 2019
Alberto Del Rio is a veteran pro wrestler, and former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz has never been afraid to cut a pro wrestling-inspired promo. So, when the pair faced off in the Combate Americas cage ahead of their yet unscheduled fight, it should come as no surprise that things got pretty interesting. See the pair’s confrontation in the Combate Americas cage below (via @EvilGokhanJeff on Twitter):
Tito Ortiz to fight former pro wrestler Alberto Del Rio in Combate Americas debut
Thomas Taylor - July 9, 2019
Alberto Del Rio believes Cain Velasquez 'has the right attitude' for Lucha Libre
James Lynch - April 19, 2019
Can former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez succeed in Lucha Libre wrestling? Alberto Del Rio would know better than anyone. The former WWE star has competed in North American pro wrestling, Lucha Libre and MMA, and weighed in on Velasquez’s chances in an interview with MMAJunkie.
EXCLUSIVE | Alberto Del Rio opens up on plans for MMA comeback in Combate Americas
Tom Taylor - December 14, 2018
Alberto Del Rio is perhaps best known for his stints in the WWE ring, but the former pro wrestler has also had quite a bit of success in the martial arts arena. Between 2001 and 2010, Del Rio carved out a solid 9-5 record in promotions like PRIDE and DEEP, battling reputable names like Brad Kohler, Kazuhiro Nakamura, and even Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic.
BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 107 // Eddie Alvarez | Alberto Del Rio | Eduard Folayang
Jason Kindschy - December 12, 2018
Eddie Alvarez joins us for an in-depth conversation regarding his recent move to ONE Championship. “The Underground King” discusses his reasoning for parting ways with the UFC, his goal of capturing every major title in MMA, and how moving to a company with the values of ONE Championship is like a breath of fresh air. We’ll also get Eddie’s thoughts on potential matchups, the upcoming lightweight tournament, moving up in weight under the company’s hydration protocol, breaking into new markets, and all that means for expanding his already well-known brand.
EXCLUSIVE | Alberto Del Rio previews tonight's Copa Combate one-night, eight-man tournament
Tom Taylor - December 7, 2018
Combate Americas is one of the fastest-growing MMA promotions in the world. In fact, according to WWE legend and Combate Americas announcer Alberto Del Rio, the Hispanic MMA powerhouse now regularly rivals the UFC in terms of Spanish language viewership. “Our numbers are fantastic,” Alberto Del Rio said of Combate Americas on episode 107 of BJPENN.COM Radio. “Like in numbers, we are just right behind the UFC. We are the most seen MMA company in Spanish around the world and I know that the language we speak here in America is English, but we do better numbers when it comes to the broadcasting in Spanish than the big companies or the biggest company you see. We do the same in Spain and we’re crushing any other company in Mexico.
GRAPHIC IMAGES: Ex-WWE Star and Mixed Martial Artist Alberto Del Rio Fends Off Knife Attack
Tom Taylor - October 4, 2016
Earlier this week, we saw grisly images of a man just moments removed from fending off a bear attack. Today, the grisliness continues, as pro wrestling star turned mixed martial artist Alberto Del Rio (nee José Alberto Rodríguez) says he recently fended off a knife attack – and shared images of the injuries he sustained in the process. Del Rio detailed this horrific attack in a post on his Instagram page. His statement read as follows: