PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL’S “50 MOST BEAUTIFUL” ISSUE

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.

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