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Tito Ortiz to Visit Troops on USO Tour to Persian Gulf

Saturday, July 26th, 2008
2007-07-25

Former Light Heavyweight UFC Champion Tito Ortiz to Visit Troops on USO Tour to Persian Gulf

ARLINGTON, Va. – Mixed martial arts champion Tito Ortiz, also known as “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy,” and Justin McCully, a member of Ortiz’ Team Punishment fight camp, will soon kick off their USO/Multi National Corps – Iraq entertainment tour with a trip to the Washington Metropolitan area. Ortiz and McCully will visit with wounded service members at both the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Following their visit, they will depart for the Persian Gulf to meet with service members and sign autographs.

A strong supporter of the U.S. military, Ortiz recently delivered a speech at an Armed Forces Day ceremony in California and met with soldiers of the California National Guard, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. Adamant on expressing his thanks, Ortiz also greeted families of fallen soldiers as well as families with loved ones on active duty.

“I am tremendously excited about going overseas with the USO,” says Ortiz. “The men and women on duty in the Persian Gulf are literally on the front lines and I’ll do whatever I can to show them how much their service means to everyone back home.”

A talented fighter and colorful showman, Ortiz began his martial arts career as a wrestler in high school and is now a highly regarded athlete who headlines Pay Per View championship fights. Appearing on the covers of such magazines as “Black Belt” and “Ultimate Grappling,” he has also been profiled in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Sports Illustrated and other news outlets. Ortiz heads a successful sportswear firm, Punishment Athletics (www.punishment.com), and has starred in several feature films and television series.

Ultimate Fighting Championship newcomer, McCully, nicknamed “The Insane 1,” is an accomplished fighter and holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Far from an overnight success, McCully made his Mixed Martial Arts debut in 1997 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

The USO is the way for Americans to support their troops. The USO provides a bridge to home for the U.S. military, providing them and their families with entertainment and communication services that improve their lives and boost morale. In 2006, celebrity entertainers traveled more than two million miles on USO tours in 26 countries and 13 states, entertaining more than 184,000 service men and women and their families.

AT&T, Inc. is the official telecommunications sponsor of USO entertainment tours. For a list of recent and upcoming USO tours, visit http://www.uso.org/whatwedo/entertainment/. To find out how to support the troops, visit www.uso.org.

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About the USO

For more than 66 years, the USO (United Service Organizations) has been providing morale, welfare and recreational services to U.S. military personnel and their families. The USO is a nonprofit, charitable organization, relying on the generosity of the American people to support its programs and services. The USO is supported by Worldwide Strategic Partners AT&T Inc., BAE Systems North America, Clear Channel Communications, The Coca-Cola Company, DRS Technologies, Inc., Military Channel, S & K Sales Co., TriWest Healthcare Alliance and The Walt Disney Company. Other corporate donors, including the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381), have joined thousands of individual donors to support the USO. For more information on the USO, please visit our Web site at www.uso.org.

TITO ORTIZ HEADS TO PERSIAN GULF FOR USO TO MEET WITH U.S. TROOPS

Saturday, July 26th, 2008
2007-06-26

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FIGHTER TITO ORTIZ HEADS TO PERSIAN GULF FOR USO TO MEET WITH U.S. TROOPS

LOS ANGELES – (June 26, 2007) – Mixed martial arts fighter Tito Ortiz will travel to the Persian Gulf this summer to meet with U.S. troops on duty there under the sponsorship of the USO.

The trip is the latest show of support for the troops by Ortiz, former Light-Heavyweight champion in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) circuit who will fight a highly promoted bout with Rashad Evans on July 7th at the Arco Arena in California (UFC® 73: Stacked).

Ortiz will travel to the Gulf with fellow “Team Punishment” fighter Justin McCully. Posters announcing the fight will go up soon at selected bases in the region.

“I think showing support for our troops is one of the most important things we as Americans can do,” said Ortiz. “I am tremendously excited about going to the Persian Gulf with the USO. The men and women on duty there are literally on the front lines and I’ll do whatever I can to show them how much their service means to us back home.”

Most recently Ortiz was a special guest at an Armed Forces Day program on May 19th at the Banning Armory in California. He spoke at a ceremony and took part in a meet-and-greet session with soldiers from the California National Guard, PASS, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and others to honor active duty military personnel and “Blue Star” families (i.e. those with a loved one on active duty) and “Gold Star” mothers and families of soldiers who have given their lives in defense of freedom.

Jacob “Tito” Ortiz is a legendary MMA fighter. His career has been mostly within the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization where he was Light-Heavyweight champion and became one of the UFC’s shining stars.

A native of Huntington Beach, CA, Ortiz is also known as “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” and is admired as both a colorful showman and talented athlete. His acting ability and charisma have earned him roles in several films and TV series. Most recently he made an appearance on the CBS TV series “NUMB3RS.” He also donates substantial time to charitable work, makes appearances to support the U.S. troops and heads a successful sportswear firm, Punishment Athletics (www.punishment.com).

For more information, visit www.titoortiz.com and www.uso.org.

TITO ORTIZ TO BE SPECIAL GUEST AT ARMED FORCES DAY EVENT AT FORT BANNING ARMORY ON SATURDAY, MAY 19TH 2007

Saturday, July 26th, 2008
2007-05-19

MMA CHAMP TITO ORTIZ TO BE SPECIAL GUEST AT ARMED FORCES DAY EVENT AT FORT BANNING ARMORY ON SATURDAY, MAY 19TH 2007

Mr. Ortiz Will Honor Our Troops at California National Guard Banning Armory and PASS (Pass Area Supporting Soldiers) Event

Huntington Beach, CA – (April 30, 2007) – Tito Ortiz, the mixed martial arts champion, who is an ardent supporter of our troops, will be a special guest at an Armed Forces Day program on Saturday, May 19th at the Banning Armory (99 E. Ramsey St.) in Banning, California.

Mr. Ortiz will speak at a ceremony and take part in a meet-and-greet session with the soldiers. He will join members of the California National Guard, PASS, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and others to honor active duty military personnel and “Blue Star” families (i.e. those with a loved one on active duty) and “Gold Star” mothers and families of soldiers who have given their lives in defense of our freedom.

The open-to-the-public program starts at 9AM PT and California Assemblyman Paul Cook ® District 65, will be the guest speaker. Assemblyman Cook is a retired U.S. Marine Colonel.

“It is a privilege for me to be invited to this event,” said Mr. Ortiz. “I try to support our troops in any way I can and will continue to do so. Whatever I do, however, doesn’t even come close to what our guard and other soldiers do for us every day. My heart is always with the families of those who serve our country and especially with those whose loved ones have made the ultimate sacrifice.”

Jacob “Tito” Ortiz is a legendary MMA fighter. His career has been mostly within the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization where he was Light-Heavyweight champion and became one of the UFC’s shining stars.

A native of Huntington Beach, CA, Ortiz is also known as “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” and is admired as both a colorful showman and talented athlete. His acting ability and charisma have earned him roles in several films and TV series. Most recently he make an appearance on the CBS TV series “NUMB3RS.” He also donates substantial time to charitable work, makes appearances to support the U.S. troops and heads a successful sportswear firm, Punishment Athletics.

Tito Ortiz to Embark on Second USO Entertainment Tour to Persian Gulf

Saturday, July 26th, 2008
2007-05-06

‘Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ Tito Ortiz to Embark on Second USO Entertainment Tour to Persian Gulf

ARLINGTON, Va. – Mixed martial arts favorite Tito Ortiz and fellow fighter Justin McCully are gearing up for their second trip to the Persian Gulf to visit troops as part of a USO/Multi National Corps – Iraq entertainment tour. In July 2007, Ortiz and McCully took time out of their schedules to visit wounded service members being treated in Washington, DC, and Bethesda, MD. In true patriotism, they also visited thousands of service men and women stationed at Camp Liberty in Baghdad and surrounding military installations, bringing smiles and a much needed break from day-to-day operations.

Touched by their USO experiences overseas, the duo vowed to continue supporting U.S. troops, reuniting to demonstrate insider fighting techniques, shake hands with U.S. troops and chat with those stationed abroad. The pair will also express their heartfelt gratitude, sign autographs and pose for pictures.

“I look forward to returning to the Persian Gulf with the USO to visit our nation’s troops,” says Ortiz. “The truth is, they give me more than I could ever give them. They secure our borders, sacrifice their lives and fight for our freedom, and I’ll do what little I can to say thanks.”

A native of Huntington Beach, CA, Ortiz is a legendary mixed martial arts fighter. A former Light-Heavyweight champion, he spent most of his career fighting for the Ultimate Fighting Competition organization. Admired for his showmanship and athleticism, Ortiz has headlined numerous pay-per-view championship events, appeared on the covers of countless magazines and been profiled in such publications as “The New York Times” and “Sports Illustrated,” among many others. His acting ability and charisma have also earned him roles in several films and TV series, including CBS’ “NUMB3RS” and his much anticipated appearance on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” airing January 3, 2008 at 9 p.m.

Ultimate Fighting Championship newcomer, McCully, nicknamed “The Insane 1,” is an accomplished fighter and holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Far from an overnight success, McCully made his mixed martial arts debut in 1997 in Tokyo.

Since 1941, the USO has brought quality entertainment to millions of U.S. military service members and their families. In 2006, hundreds of celebrities donated their time and talents to help the USO boost troop morale and bring a touch of home to the men and women serving our country.

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AT&T, Inc. is the official telecommunications sponsor of USO entertainment tours. For a list of recent and upcoming USO tours, visit http://www.uso.org/whatwedo/entertainment/. To find out how to support the troops, visit www.uso.org.

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About the USO

For more than 66 years, the USO (United Service Organizations) has been providing morale, welfare and recreational services to U.S. military personnel and their families. The USO is a nonprofit, charitable organization, relying on the generosity of the American people to support its programs and services. The USO is supported by Worldwide Strategic Partners AT&T Inc., BAE Systems North America, Clear Channel Communications, The Coca-Cola Company, DRS Technologies, Inc., S & K Sales Co. and TriWest Healthcare Alliance. Other corporate donors, including the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381), have joined thousands of individual donors to support the USO. For more information on the USO, please visit our Web site at www.uso.org.

PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL’S “50 MOST BEAUTIFUL” ISSUE

Saturday, July 26th, 2008
2007-05-01

MMA CHAMP TITO ORTIZ MAKES PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL’S “50 MOST BEAUTIFUL” ISSUE

Tito Ortiz: A Knockout in Issue Showcasing the Hottest Hispanic Stars of 2007

LOS ANGELES – (May 1, 2007) – Mixed Martial Arts Champ Tito Ortiz has been selected as one of the “50 Most Beautiful” Hispanic celebrities by People En Español. He will be featured in the magazine hitting newsstands on Tuesday May 1st and will also be appearing in its “50 Most Beautiful” TV special, which airs at 9:00 pm on Tuesday, May 19th on Telemundo. Tito Ortiz is the only mixed martial arts (MMA) athlete to be in the issue.

“I am proud of my heritage and thrilled to have a large following of Hispanic fans, so I am honored to be sharing the issue with so many wonderful members of the Latino community,” said Mr. Ortiz. “Being selected and being photographed for the issue and then taped for the TV special was a terrific experience for me.”

Jacob “Tito” Ortiz is a legendary and controversial MMA fighter. His career has been mostly within the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization, where he was Light-Heavyweight champion and became one of the UFC’s shining stars. He has headlined PPV championship events and has appeared on the covers of dozens of magazines.

A native of Huntington Beach, CA, Ortiz is also known as “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy”- admired as both a colorful showman and talented athlete. His acting ability and charisma have earned him roles in several films and TV series, most recently an appearance on the CBS series “NUMB3RS.” He also donates substantial time to charitable work, makes appearances to support the U.S troops and heads a successful sportswear firm, Punishment Athletics, (www.punishmentathletics.com.) For more information on Tito Ortiz visit www.titoortiz.com.

About Tito Ortiz:

Jacob “Tito” Ortiz (born January 23, 1975) is a legendary participant of the sport of mixed martial arts, or “MMA.” Ortiz’ career has been mostly within the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization. A former Light-Heavyweight UFC champion, Ortiz has become one of the sport’s shining stars, headlining pay per view championship events and appearing on the cover of such magazines as Black Belt. He is a native of Huntington Beach, CA and is also known as “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy.” Tito Ortiz is recognized as a charismatic and controversial fighter and has also acted in several films and TV series. Whatever the opinions of Ortiz, he is regarded as a colorful showman, talented athlete and successful business executive who heads sportswear company Punishment Athletics.

TITO ORTIZ AND PUNISHMENT ATHLETICS TO HOST AUTOGRAPH SIGNING WITH TOP FIGHTERS

Saturday, July 26th, 2008
2007-04-28

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS CHAMP TITO ORTIZ AND PUNISHMENT ATHLETICS TO HOST AUTOGRAPH SIGNING WITH TOP FIGHTERS

SATURDAY, APRIL 28 IN HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

WHO: Mixed martial arts champ Tito Ortiz and Punishment Athletics will be joined by top fighters, Josh Burkman, Tiki Ghosn, Kendall Grove, Melvin Guillard, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Martin Kampmann, Dean Lister, Chris Lytle, “Razor” Rob McCullough, Justin McCully, Jake O’Brien, Mike Pyle, Hector Ramirez, Joe Riggs, Ivan Salaverry, Saul Solis and Erin Toughill.

WHAT: “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” will host the autograph signing in his hometown and provide a photo opportunity and meet & greet for fans. Fellow “Team Punishment” fighters and other fan favorites are scheduled to appear.

The popular Punishment Athletics clothing line, which includes t-shirts, hats and other apparel, will be available for purchase. Giveaways and prizes will be distributed throughout the event.

WHERE: The HB Ultimate Training Center is located at 19400 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA 92648 / 714-593-9335.

WHEN: Saturday, April 28, from 2 PM – 5 PM.

CONTACT: For press, contact Sarah Perkins at perkycomm@aol.com or call 800-762-4761. For more information on the event contact sales@punishmentathletics.com or visit www.punishmentathletics.com.

About Tito Ortiz:

Jacob “Tito” Ortiz (born January 23, 1975) is a legendary participant of the sport of mixed martial arts, or “MMA.” Ortiz’ career has been mostly within the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization. A former Light-Heavyweight UFC champion, Ortiz has become one of the sport’s shining stars, headlining pay per view championship events and appearing on the cover of such magazines as Black Belt. He is a native of Huntington Beach, CA and is also known as “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy.” Tito Ortiz is recognized as a charismatic and controversial fighter and has also acted in several films and TV series. Whatever the opinions of Ortiz, he is recognized as a colorful showman and talented athlete. Visit www.titoortiz.com for more info.

“DANA WHITE HAS ONCE AGAIN TAKEN THE LOW ROAD…” SAYS TITO ORTIZ

Saturday, July 26th, 2008
2007-04-16

For Immediate Release

Monday, April 16, 2007

“DANA WHITE HAS ONCE AGAIN TAKEN THE LOW ROAD…” SAYS TITO ORTIZ

UFC Fighter Says UFC President “Disrespects All Fighters,” by his Attitude

Statement from Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Tito Ortiz about accusations by Dana White, UFC President on Spike TV Thursday, April 12, 2007:

“Dana White has once again taken the low road and decided to try to damage my reputation and credibility in a public forum. During an appearance on Spike TV on April 12th White accused me of failure to show up for a fight we had originally scheduled for March 24th. He did so at the end of the program and gave me no opportunity to respond or tell the real story, which is simply this: White was fully informed well in advance of March 24th that I would not fight without a contract, which White refused to sign.

Fighting is my livelihood and jeopardizing my body without a full understanding of conditions, doesn’t make any sense. No professional fighter will go into a risky match without a contract.

I’ve struggled to get respect and dignity for my profession and I do it in the way I lead my life as a fighter and as a human being. Dana’s attitude not only disrespects me, but all fighters. I am taking this stand just not for this one incident, but for all future champions.

I want to reiterate: I am ready to settle my differences with Dana White in any fighting forum we can agree on, but only if there is a signed contract that stipulates where the money is going, whether it is to charity or to the fighters doesn’t matter as much as having a definitive agreement.

Until Dana White is ready to fight me on a professional basis, I strongly urge him to keep his mouth shut.”

For more information or interviews with Tito Ortiz, contact: Sara Perkins-Tito Ortiz Press Office-212-687-1977 or perkycomm@aol.com.

About Tito Ortiz:

Jacob “Tito” Ortiz (born January 23, 1975) is a legendary participant of the sport of mixed martial arts, or “MMA.” Ortiz’ career has been mostly within the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization. A former Light-Heavyweight UFC champion, Ortiz has become one of the sport’s shining stars, headlining pay per view championship events and appearing on the cover of such magazines as Black Belt. He is a native of Huntington Beach, CA and is also known as “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy.” Tito Ortiz is recognized as a charismatic and controversial fighter and has also acted in several films and TV series. Whatever the opinions of Ortiz, he is regarded as a colorful showman, talented athlete and successful business executive who heads sportswear company Punishment Athletics.

BEING ASKED TO FIGHT WITHOUT A CONTRACT

Saturday, July 26th, 2008
2007-03-27

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FIGHTER TITO ORTIZ SAYS HE PULLED OUT OF A GRUDGE BOXING MATCH WITH UFC PRESIDENT DANA WHITE BECAUSE HE WAS BEING ASKED TO FIGHT WITHOUT A CONTRACT

LOS ANGELES – (March 27, 2007) – Top mixed martial arts fighter Tito Ortiz says he pulled out of a planned boxing bout against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White because he was being asked to enter the risky match without a contract and for no money. He said he is still willing to box White, but only if financial terms are ironed out in advance.

Ortiz, who has held the UFC light-heavyweight championship title, had been scheduled to fight former amateur boxing champion White on March 24th in a “grudge match” in Las Vegas. The match was a pre-condition that Ortiz had imposed before he signed a new contract with the UFC last year. Like Ortiz, White had been training for the fight and had received Nevada State Athletic commission approval for the match.

Ortiz explained in a post on his MySpace.com blog that he had already given up time and lost promotional fees to train for the fight against White, but decided against continuing after White and Spike TV declined to sign a contract agreeing to monetary and other terms, such as filming the fight for broadcast on pay-per-view television.

After canceling several paid personal appearances in order to train for the fight and undergoing routine medical tests, he received a call from Craig (Piligian, Spike TV’s Senior Vice President of Sports and Specials), who said that “Dana (White) says that they are not going to shoot the fight (for PPV) or cover it in anyway. So this was a real lose, lose situation for me. I lost out on money for appearances. Now I was losing out on promotion and big dollars for the PPV. He didn’t want to cut me in on the deal. So as a business man I couldn’t do the fight.”

Ortiz also said the he has a “very big fight with (Rashad) Evans” coming up on July 7th. “Why would I risk my health and that fight for free?” he asked, referring to the White boxing match. “I wasn’t going to make anything for it. I was not going to get taken advantage of as a fighter or a businessman. You tell me if I made the right decision. Hopefully this will get ironed out and will be done right the next time. Just trying to do business.”

The complete post by Ortiz on MySpace is available at

www.myspace.com/theofficialtitoortiz.

About Tito Ortiz:

Jacob “Tito” Ortiz (born January 23, 1975) is a legendary participant of the sport of mixed martial arts, or “MMA.” Ortiz’ career has been mostly within the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization. A former Light-Heavyweight UFC champion, Ortiz has become one of the sport’s shining stars, headlining pay per view championship events and appearing on the cover of such magazines as Black Belt. He is a native of Huntington Beach, CA and is also known as “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy.” Tito Ortiz is recognized as a charismatic and controversial fighter and has also acted in several films and TV series. Whatever the opinions of Ortiz, he is regarded as a colorful showman, talented athlete and successful business executive who heads sportswear company Punishment Athletics.

‘NUMB3RS’

Saturday, July 26th, 2008
2007-02-06

MMA CHAMP TITO ORTIZ GUEST STARS IN FEBRUARY 16TH EPISODE OF HIT CBS TV CRIME DRAMA ‘NUMB3RS’ (10-11PM ET/PT)

LOS ANGELES – (February 06, 2007) – MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) champ and “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz plays the role of Tino Alva in an upcoming episode of “NUMB3RS,” the popular CBS TV series on Friday, February 16th at 10-11PM ET/PT.

Ortiz plays the defending champion in the All-Out Fighting League who is anxious to find out who his opponent will be in the upcoming big match. Someone, however, seems to be knocking off the competition to improve his own ranking in the league.

“It was great fun to play this role,” said Ortiz. “It seemed that almost everyone on the set knew about my exploits with the UFC and also knew a lot about MMA.”

Ortiz has a loyal fan base from his televised fights and from having appeared on Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter” series. He’s also had roles in several feature films including “Cradle 2 the Grave” and the controversial Turkish film “Valley of the Wolves: Iraq.”

About Tito Ortiz:

Jacob “Tito” Ortiz (born January 23, 1975) is a legendary participant of the sport of mixed martial arts, or “MMA.” Ortiz’ career has been mostly within the Ultimate Fighting Competition organization. A former Light-Heavyweight UFC champion, Ortiz has become one of the sport’s shining stars, headlining pay per view championship events and appearing on the cover of such magazines as Black Belt. He is a native of Hunting beach, CA and is also known as “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy.” Tito Ortiz is recognized as a charismatic and controversial fighter and has also acted in several films and TV series. Whatever the opinions of Ortiz, he is recognized as a colorful showman and talented athlete. He is also a successful entrepreneur with his sportswear line Team Punishment (www.teampunishment.com). Visit www.titoortiz.com for more info.

About NUMB3RS:

NUMB3RS is a CBS drama about an FBI agent (Rob Morrow) who recruits his mathematical-genius brother (David Krumholtz) to help the Bureau solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles. The two brothers take on the most confounding criminal cases from a very distinctive perspective. Inspired by actual events, the series depicts how the confluence of police work and mathematics provides unexpected revelations and answers to the most perplexing criminal questions.

TITO ORTIZ TO BE A PRESENTER AT THE 4TH ANNUAL PREMIOS FOX SPORTS AWARDS SHOW

Saturday, July 26th, 2008
2006-12-06

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS CHAMP TITO ORTIZ TO BE A PRESENTER AT THE 4TH ANNUAL PREMIOS FOX SPORTS AWARDS SHOW

LOS ANGELES – (December 6, 2006) – Tito Ortiz, one of the world’s most popular and colorful martial arts competitors, will be a presenter at the 4th Annual Premios Fox Sports Awards Show December 14th at the Jackie Gleason Theater of Performing Arts in Miami Beach.

Ortiz will take time off from training to attend the event. He is currently getting ready for his upcoming battle against UFC® World Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell on December 30th at the MGM Grand Hotel Las Vegas.

“I’m very proud of my Hispanic heritage and it’s terrific to be part of an event that honors outstanding athletes from all sports and all walks of life,” said Ortiz. “All of these competitors have shown what you can do with a combination of skill, dedication, hard work and lots of heart. It is an honor for me to be among them.”

The Premios Fox Sports Awards Show is a star-studded, black-tie event held before an audience of 2,500. It will reach a viewing audience of more than 27-million throughout North and South America when it is aired on December 17th by Fox Sports en Espanol.

Among Hispanic celebrities who will be presenters at the Premios event are baseball legend Orlando Cepeda; boxing standouts Marco Antonio, Miguel Cotto, Alexis Arguello, Hector “Macho” Camacho, Julio Cesar Chavez; soccer stars Oswaldo Sanchez, Diego La Torre, Jaime Moreno and Miguel Calero; car racing champs Adrian Fernandez and Helio Castroneves; golfer Valeria Ochoa and NFL star Martin Grammatica.

About Tito Ortiz:

Jacob “Tito” Ortiz (born January 23, 1975) is a legendary participant of the sport of mixed martial arts, or “MMA.” Ortiz’ career has been mostly within the Ultimate Fighting Competition organization. A former Light-Heavyweight UFC champion, Ortiz has become one of the sport’s shining stars, headlining pay per view championship events and appearing on the cover of such magazines as Black Belt. He is a native of Hunting beach, CA and is also known as “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy.” Tito Ortiz is recognized as a charismatic and controversial fighter and has also acted in several films and TV series. Whatever the opinions of Ortiz, he is recognized as a colorful showman and talented athlete.