Tito Ortiz

Ortiz in 2008, Entertainment Press / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Jacob Christopher Ortiz

Place of Birth: Huntington Beach, Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 23, 1975

*Mexican (father)
*English, possibly other (mother)

Tito Ortiz is an American mixed martial arts fighter.

He is the son of Joyce and Samuel Ortiz. His father was born in Santa Ana, California, of Mexican descent. His mother was born in Hilo, Hawaii, of British Isles ancestry.

Tito has a son with his former wife, Kristin, and two children with his former partner, adult film star Jenna Jameson.

Tito’s maternal grandfather was named Herman. Herman was a Pentecostal missionary.

Tito has said:

I’m half Mexican. My father’s parents are from Mexico City. And my other half is from Hawaii and the Long Beach area. My mother’s father was born in Long Beach and my mother’s mother was born in Hawaii.

Tito has also said:

It seemed as I got older and as I got more mature, I started realizing that I have to accept where I come from. My father is from Santa Ana. His father is from Mexico City and I went to Mexico City about four years ago and I really looked at my heritage, seeing where my grandfather came from and I just kind of took it to heart. … Why not embrace both heritages? And that’s what I do. My father’s full-blooded Mexican [and] my mother’s full-blooded American, so I grab a Mexican and an American flag. It’s what makes me strong when I walk into the Octagon.


Curious about ethnicity

4 Responses

  1. LOL..FALSE says:


  2. HB Local says:

    Huntington High, not bad… Team Edison Baby, sorry but we rock, always.

  3. ethnic says:

    The assault charges are going to hurt his career with the UFC. Im sure steroids had something to do with it.

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