Tito Ortiz, an American MMA fighter has played in UFC & Bellator MMA, with a career record of 20 wins out of 33 bouts. Since April 2019, the MMA fighter is signed to Combate Americas promotion.
Ever since his UFC debut in 1997, the MMA fighter fierce performance has earned him wide recognization & fortune.
While in UFC, Ortiz was the Light Heavyweight Champion from April 14, 2000, to September 26, 2003.
What Is Tito Ortiz’s Net Worth In 2022?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tito Ortiz has an estimated net worth of $21 million as of October 2022.
Overemphasis On Fortune Claims
Once in his interview on Howard Stern’s show, Ortiz claimed that he could possibly be worth $50 million, but also revealed that his pay-per-fight averaged $200,000.
However, many fans came up with speculation that the MMA fighter’s claim was an exaggeration, as the $50 million net worth comes up if only Tito made $100 million pre-tax.
5-time Defending Champion: Prize Money & Bouts
As an amateur, Tito Ortiz fought with no prize & no contracts, later, he made his UFC debut in 1997 where Dana White is its President & Bruce Buffer works as an announcer.
With a victory over Wes Albritton in the UFC 13 by TKO, the MMA fighter lost to Guy Mezger in another bout of the UFC 13.
He gained wide fame after winning the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship against Wanderlei Silva at UFC 25 ( on April 14, 2000).
Thereafter, the American MMA fighter defended the UFC Light Heavyweight title 5 times until his loss to Randy Couture in UFC 44 ( on September 26, 2003).
Despite a brief fighting career retirement, Ortiz came out of retirement & joined Bellator MMA.
He lost to Liam McGeary via submission in Bellator 142: Dynamite 1 (on September 19, 2015) for Bellator Light Heavyweight World Championship.
Career Update: Meanwhile, the MMA fighter is signed with Combate Americas since April 2019, though he is yet to disclose the detail on his next-fight updates, as of October 1, 2019.
Prize Money From Fights: Totals $5.535 Million
With his venture from UFC & Bellator MMA, Tito Ortiz, with 20 wins (9 via KO) out of 33 matches, earned $5.535 million in total.
Well, the 2012 UFC Hall of Fame inductee had the biggest pay-per-view in UFC in 2006, fighting with Liddell, Forrest Griffin, and Ken Shamrock, that grabbed him $920,000.
Some of the famous UFC fighters with hefty earnings include Conor McGregor, Brock Lesnar, Nate Diaz & Jon Jones.
Earnings From UFC:
|Event||Opponent/ Remarks||Prize Money|
|UFC 47 (April 2, 2004)||Chuck Liddell (Loss)||$125,000 for show|
|UFC 50 (October 22, 2004)||Patrick Côté (Win)||$175,000 ($125,000 for show & $50,000 win bonus)|
|UFC 51 (February 5, 2005)||Vitor Belfort (Win)||$175,000 ($125,000 for show & $50,000 win bonus)|
|UFC 59: Reality Check (April 15, 2006)||Forrest Griffin (Win)||$230,000 ($200,000 for show & $30,000 for Fight of the Night)|
|UFC 61: Bitter Rivals (July 8, 2006)||Ken Shamrock (Win)||$210,000|
|Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter (October 10, 2006)||Ken Shamrock (Win)||$240,000 ($210,000 for fight & $30,000 for KO of the Night bonus)|
|UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz (December 30, 2006)||Chuck Liddell (Loss)||$240,000 ($210,000 to show, & $30,000 bonus for Fight of the Night)|
|UFC 73 (July 7, 2007)||Rashad Evans (Draw)||$210,000|
|UFC 84 (May 24, 2008)||Lyoto Machida (Loss)||$210,000|
|UFC 106 (November 21, 2009)||Forrest Griffin (Loss)||$250,000|
|UFC 121 (October 23, 2010)||Matt Hamill (Loss)||$250,000|
|UFC 132 (July 2, 2011)||Ryan Bader (Win)||$525,000 ($425,000 for fight & $75,000 bonus for Submission of the Night)|
|UFC 133 (Aug 6, 2011)||Rashad Evans (Loss)||$520,000 ($450,000 for fight & $70,000 bonus for Fight of the Night)|
|UFC 140 (December 10, 2011)||Antônio Rogério Nogueira (Loss)||$450,000|
|UFC 148 (July 7, 2012)||Forrest Griffin (Loss)||$325,000 ($250,000 for fight & $75,000 bonus for Fight of the Night)|
Earnings From Bellator MMA:
|Bellator 120 (May 17, 2014)||Alexander Shlemenko (Win)||$300,000|
|Bellator 131 (November 15, 2014)||Stephan Bonnar (Win)||$300,000|
|Bellator 142 (September 19, 2015)||Liam McGeary (Loss)||$300,000|
|Bellator 170 (January 21, 2017)||Chael Sonnen (Win)||$300,000|
Did You Know? Oritz and Liddel went head-on-head on Golden Boy Promotions: Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 on November 24, 2018, where the Tito Ortiz got victory after firing a KO punch, earned $200,000 for the bout.
Drives Rolls Royce: Where Does Tito Ortiz Currently Live & His Lifestyle?
Well, the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion currently lives in his house in Huntington Beach, California.
He bought the 3,889 sq. ft. waterfront house featuring 4 bedrooms in 2008 for $3.999 million with his then-girlfriend Jenna Jameson, a former adult film star.
Ortiz welcomed twins Jenna Jameson and Journey Jett, with Jameson, & later, after their split in March 2013, the MMA fighter got custody of the twin children.
As reported, following their break-up, Jenna claimed for part ownership of the Huntington Beach house, though no update of the issue is out.
Did you know? With his ex (first) wife of 5 years, Kristen, Tito Ortiz is the father of a son named Jacob.
Ownership On Other Houses
The Bellator MMA fighter also owns other houses in Big Bear Lake, California and in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The average house price in California is $548,700 & while the median house price in Arizona is $255,800 with an insurance premium of $986 & $810 per year respectively.
Indeed, he lives a lavish lifestyle with such massive fortune alongside his girlfriend Amber Nichole Miller (started dating in 2003).
The MMA fighter often shares blissful moments with his partner Amber & twin children (from the previous relationship) on his Instagram.
As of October 2019, Ortiz’s Instagram followers count 198K.
Owns Rolls Royce Phantom: Crashed It Once
Well, the millionaire MMA fighter owns luxurious cars like Rolls Royce Phantom (worth $300,000), Porsche Panamera and a Cadillac Escalade.
Well, the MMA figure is famous for crashing his expensive rides over the years.
In 2011, his Rolls Royce got in a 3-car fender bender & later in January 2014, Ortiz got his Porsche crashed into the median wall in on a Los Angeles freeway.
As reported, Ortiz’s driving under influence caused the Porsche-crash incident. Moreover, in 2003, he had his Cadillac Escalade bumped into a light pole.
Active In Charity Works
Opposite of his fierce showers of punches & kicks in the Octagon, Tito Oritz involves in humanitarian works out of the ring.
An active charity worker, Ortiz has associations with many non-profit organizations like Give Back Hollywood Foundation, Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation, Racing for Kids, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Tower Cancer Research Foundation.
What Is Tito Ortiz’s Age & Height?
As of October 2022, Ortiz is 47 years old & has a height of 6 ft. 2 inches (188 cm). He weighs around 93 Kg (205 lbs).