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.
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.