Mike De La Torre vs. Brian Ortega
Round 1: De La Torre moves forward. He connects with a left hand. Ortega secures a takedown. He takes De La Torre’s back. De La Torre stands. Ortega stays on his back. He works for a rear-naked choke. De La Torre tries to defend the choke, but can’t. He starts to go out and referee “Big” John McCarthy stops the fight. Ortega wins by submission.
The official time of the submission was 1:39 of the opening round.
Mike De La Torre
“I had a total mental lapse and got caught. Next time I can promise you I will give a better performance.”
“I’m just incredibly happy to be on the big stage. Im trying to bring positivity to this sport and hopefully the fans can see that. I thought this fight was going to at least go two rounds and that we would stand and strike. I didn’t think I could get the submission on him, but he came at me aggressively and an opening appeared and that was that. Im ready for whatever the UFC throws at me next.”