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Tito Ortiz, Alberto Del Rio to fight at Hidalgo’s Payne Arena

The Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts organization Combate Americas announced its return to the Rio Grande Valley on Saturday, Dec. 7 with an “unprecedented and historic ‘Winner Take All’ title-belt challenge” between former UFC champion Tito Ortiz and former WWE champion Alberto “El Patrón” Del Rio at Payne Arena in Hidalgo. Ortiz, a UFC Hall of Fame member and pioneer of the sport, will take on Del Rio, a former Pan American Games Greco Roman wrestling medalist with multiple MMA fights under the PRIDE banner. The “Winner Take All” bout will be fought at a catchweight of 210-pounds. If Ortiz emerges victorious, El Patrón will have to hand over his WWE title belt. If El Patrón wins, however, Ortiz will have to give his UFC title belt to his opponent. Read more at the monitor.com.