Brian Ortega Girlfriend, All That You Need To Know!

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In UFC, the news about Brian Ortega and his girlfriend has created quite a buzz for fans and followers alike.

The up-and-coming UFC fighter has been making headlines for his impressive fighting skills, but his romantic relationship with fellow Mexican American MMA fighter Tracy Cortez has been stealing the spotlight. 

Since Brian and Tracy started dating in September 2020, fans have followed their every move on social media.

However, recent rumors suggest that the couple may have split, with both removing all traces of each other from their social media handles.

Brian Ortega Girlfriend, Tracy Cortez
Brian Ortega’s Girlfriend, Tracy Cortez (Source: Instagram)

Having earned a contract on Dana White’s Contender Series, Tracy entered the UFC in 2019 and competed for the first time. Currently, she holds the #13 position in the UFC’s rankings for the women’s flyweight division.

As fans of Ortega eagerly wait for any confirmation of the breakup, we look closer at the life of Tracy, her early life, and her career.

We will also look into her relationship with Brian Ortega, from how they first met to their alleged split.

But before that, here are some quick facts!

Quick Facts

Full Name Tracy Cortez
Nick Name N\A
Age 30 Years Old
Birthdate December 10, 1993
Birthplace  Phoenix, Arizona
Mother’s Name Not known
Father’s Name Not known
Relationship Status Single
Marital Status Not married
Husband None
Children None
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Height 5 feet 5 inches/1.65 meters/165 cm
Reach  65 inches/165 cm
Hair Color Brunette
Eye Color Dark Brown
Shoe Size Not known
Tattoos Yes
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Profession UFC Fighter
Striking Accuracy 55%
Take Down Accuracy 48%
Net Worth $1.5 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok
Last Update May 2024

Early Life & Family

Tracy Cortez is an American mixed martial artist born on December 10, 1993, in Phoenix, Arizona. She grew up in a Mexican immigrant household alongside her three brothers, Jose, J.R., and Abraham. 

At 14, Tracy’s passion for MMA began after watching her older brother, Jose, compete in a match against former UFC fighter Drew Fickett.

Despite winning the fight, Jose’s health deteriorated, and he was later diagnosed with germ cell cancer. Unfortunately, despite medical intervention, Jose’s condition did not improve and he ultimately passed away in 2011.

The passing of Jose came as a significant shock to Tracy, and she also grappled with depression.

However, with the support of her loved ones and Jose’s best friends, Henry Cejudo and Angel Cejudo, Tracy overcame her struggles and moved forward.

Despite her challenges, Tracy draws inspiration from her brother’s strength and resilience, which motivates her to persevere through tough times.


Tracy Cortez began her career as a mixed martial artist in 2017 by making her professional debut at Invicta FC 25: Kunitskaya vs. Pa’aluhi.

Though she lost the fight via submission, she won 10 consecutive fights in various promotions, including Invicta FC, Combate Americas, and Dana White‘s Contender Series.

Tracy Cortez defeats Stephanie Egger
Tracy Cortez Defeats Stephanie Egger (Source: Instagram)

In 2019, she joined the UFC and has won four fights in the flyweight division.

Currently, Tracy is ranked #13 in the UFC women’s flyweight rankings. She is affiliated with Fight Ready MMA and Neuro Force One and is trained by Santino Defranco.

Age, Body Measurements, and More!

Tracy Cortez was born on December 10, 1993, so she is currently 30 years old.

She stands 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters) and competes in the mixed martial arts flyweight division.

Her reach is 65 inches (165 centimeters), which gives her a significant advantage in striking and grappling exchanges.

Tracy’s fighting style is MMA, which utilizes a range of techniques from various disciplines, including boxing, wrestling, Muay Thai, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

She is known for her aggressive pressure and high striking accuracy, with an amazing accuracy of 55% in the UFC. The fighter is also proficient in takedowns, with a takedown accuracy of 48% in the UFC.

Tracy Cortez As Brian Ortega’s Girlfriend

Tracy Cortez was in a high-profile relationship with Brian Ortega for quite some time. They began dating in September 2020 after Ortega commented on one of Cortez’s Instagram posts, and their relationship quickly became a subject of interest among fans and the media.

Tracy was a supportive partner to Brian, standing by him through his career’s ups and downs, including his notable moments in the octagon.

Brian Ortega with his Girlfriend, Tracy Cortez
Brian Ortega With Tracy Cortez (Source:

In 2021, they announced their engagement ahead of Ortega’s fight against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 266, and Cortez was in Ortega’s corner for that fight.

However, recent rumors suggest that the couple may have broken up, as they have deleted all their pictures together from their Instagram, and Tracy has reverted to using her previous name, Tracy R. Cortez.

Neither of them has confirmed or denied the breakup publicly, leaving their fans and followers to speculate about the status of their relationship.

Brief On Brain Ortega 

Brian Ortega is a renowned American mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight division.

He was born on February 21, 1991, and is of Mexican descent, possessing dual nationality, as both his parents are from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.

Ortega started training in martial arts at the young age of 5. He began Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training when he was 13 years old under Rorion Gracie and his sons at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, California.

He made his professional MMA debut in 2010 and had an unbeaten record of 8-0 before joining the UFC in 2014.

Ortega has twice fought for the UFC featherweight title but lost to Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski in those bouts. Ortega’s proficiency in executing triangle chokes earned him the nickname “T-City.” 

Besides his MMA career, he is involved in charity work and social causes, such as helping children from low-income families and raising awareness about ocean pollution.

Brian Ortega Girlfriend | Net Worth

Tracy Cortez has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million May 2024, which she has accumulated through her successful career as a mixed martial artist.

She earns money from various sources, including her fights in the UFC, sponsorships, and endorsements.

As a sponsored athlete, Tracy has partnered with Ghost Lifestyle, a sports nutrition company that provides her with supplements and supports her in training and competition.

She has also collaborated with Neuro Force One, a performance optimization company that assists her with training and recovery services.

Interesting Facts

  • Tracy has a tattoo on her arm in remembrance of her brother Jose, who died of cancer in 2011 and inspired her to pursue MMA. 
  • Tracy has a 10-fight win streak since losing her professional debut in 2017. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

When did Tracy Cortez make her UFC Debut?

Tracy made her UFC debut on November 16, 2019, against Mariya Agapova at Dana White’s Contender Series 22 and won unanimously.

Do Tracy Cortez and Brain Ortega have any children?

No, they do not have any children together. Ortega has two sons from a previous relationship with Stephanie Roberts. Cortez does not have any children of her own.

Are Brian and Tracy engaged or married?

The duo announced their engagement in 2021 before Ortega’s fight against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 266. Cortez showed off her engagement ring on Instagram and replied, “I said yes,” to a comment by Laura Sanko.  However, the couple seems to have broken up recently.


Aayusha Bhattarai

Aayusha Bhattarai is a dedicated writer with a passion for uncovering the fascinating stories behind athletes' lives. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for storytelling, she brings readers on a journey through the triumphs, struggles, and inspirations of their favorite players.


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Aayusha's passion for sports journalism stems from her love of both writing and athletics. With a background in journalism and a keen interest in sports, she combines her talents to deliver compelling stories that resonate with readers.

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