UFC featherweight Brian Ortega is gearing up for a highly anticipated match up against a former champion. In anticipation for the match up, the UFC has elected to test just how powerful Ortega’s signature finishing technique truly is.
Following UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway’s removal from UFC 222, Brian Ortega has filled the empty main card slot against former UFC lightweight title holder Frankie Edgar. With Edgar having never been finished in his UFC career and Ortega being a specialist when it comes to triangle chokes, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has decided to perform a study on the power behind Ortega’s famous finishing move.
The UFC Performance Institute tested Ortega’s triangle choke, determining that the fighter applies up to 425 lbs of force when using the technique. The fighter’s guillotine choke produces a still impressive 365 lbs of force.
Check out the fascinating study down below:
Another UFC competitor to be tested by the institute is heavyweight knockout artist Francis Ngannou. The fighter has been tested for his punching power, with the results claiming Ngannou may have the strongest punching force ever recorded. Ngannou’s strikes were even compared to that of a Toyota sedan.
With that in mind, it would appear that Brian Ortega’s chokes may be just as deadly as Ngannou’s fists. Either way, Ortega will be throwing down with Frankie Edgar at UFC 222. The event will take place March 3 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.