Mixed Martial Arts has turned to pro wrestling, once again. This time, it’s a 42-year-old vs. a 44-year-old.
Alberto Del Rio, known for his stint with the WWE, will step inside the cage to fight UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz confirmed by Campbell Mclaren, CEO of Combate Americas. No date or location has been set, but Mclaren stated it would be at a 210-pound catchweight.
Ortiz, 44, signed with Combate Americas, the premier Hispanic MMA promotion in April. Wit a record of 20-12-1, the “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” last fought in November for Golden Boy and smoked former rival and older timer Chuck Liddell.
Once the biggest draw in UFC with classics cage matches against the likes of Ken Shamrock, Forest Griffin and Liddell, Ortiz retired from MMA in 2012 only to return a year later with Bellator MMA.
Del Rio, who is actually the “President” figurehead of Combate Americas, became the first Mexican-born world champion in WWE, but also has a MMA background fighting under the hood as Dos Caras Jr. with Pride FC in Japan. His MMA career began in 2001 and last fought some 9 years ago when he was KO’d in the 1st round by Yamamoto Hanshi in Spain.
There are currently no other details confirmed for the train-wreck fight. In the meantime check out this video of Dos Caras Jr. getting kicked in the head so hard when he woke up he actually thought he was a Mexican Billionaire named Alberto Del Rio.