Brian Ortega suffered multiple injuries including a fractured orbital during his UFC 266 loss to featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski.
Ortega and Volkanovski squared off in the headliner of Saturday’s pay-per-view event in Las Vegas. The featherweight title fight proved to be a thrilling five-round affair. Alex Volkanovski was able to get the better of Brian Ortega in rounds one and two. However, in round three, ‘T-City’ stormed back and nearly finished the fight with a pair of submission attempts. ‘The Great’ would ultimately escape both of Ortega’s choke hold threats and went on to score a dominant decision victory.
Official UFC 266 Result: Alex Volkanovski def. Brian Ortega by unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-44)
“Fractured orbital and some bruised ribs, once this orbital heals I’ll be ready to chuck em again !! I meant what I said.. I love you guys!” – Ortega captioned the post.
Prior to his recent setback to the Australian champion, Brian Ortega was coming off a dominant unanimous decision victory over ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung. That win was of course preceded by a TKO loss to Max Holloway at UFC 231.
‘T-City’ has gone 7-2 with 1 no-contest since joining the UFC ranks in July of 2014.
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