Ex-WWE star Alberto Del Rio set to face UFC legend Tito Ortiz in MMA clash on PPV later this year

FORMER WWE star Alberto Del Rio is about to battle ex-UFC heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz in an MMA battle.

The 44-year-old mixed-martial arts legend will come out of retirement for the bout set to happen later this yr.

Alberto Del Rio is about to face Tito Ortiz in a pay-per-view MMA conflict later this yr

The previous wrestler – actual identify Alberto El Patron, 44 – will tackle his rival on a stacked card in Hidalgo, Texas, US, on 7 December.

The battle is being organised by Combate Americas and is anticipated to value round £32 in America for the pay-per-view.

In keeping with ESPN, Del Rio is known to be coaching with plenty of present and ex-UFC stars in preparation.

The pair have been teasing a conflict since July after they confronted off within the ring, however no date or occasion was confirmed till this week.

Del Rio had his final MMA battle again in 2010 and has a stable report of six victories in his final seven fights within the Octagon.

Ortiz introduced his retirement in 2018 after knocking out UFC legend Chuck Liddell of their third conflict on a Golden Boy promoted present.

The American heavyweight has a powerful report in MMA, successful 20 of his 33 fights with 12 losses and one draw.