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16-11-1

Houston Alexander

Houston "The Assassin" Alexander

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  • Name: Houston Alexander
  • MMA Record: 16-11-1, 2 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Assassin
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 43 | Date of Birth: 1972.03.22
  • Last Fight: January 16, 2015 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 203.4 lbs
  • Affiliation: Team Doyle
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 72.0" (183cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $92,000 USD
  • Born: East St. Louis, Illinois, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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Houston Alexander's 2007 entrance into the UFC was a thunderclap. He blasted out Keith Jardine and Alessio Sakara with back-to-back first-round knockouts. Those performances, plus a nasty scowl and a thickly-muscled, prison yard-style physique, had the hype machine on full power for the UFC’s newest star. Unfortunately for Alexander, the next three years would be difficult professionally, as he would go on to lose five of his next six fights, including four in the UFC, to drift into smaller promotions after bursting onto the scene in such dramatic fashion.


Alexander still has many fans, particularly those who took the time to learn that beneath the veneer of a mean, brash thug, Houston Alexander was a caring family man and a respected training partner. Unfortunately for Alexander, however, the UFC hype around him grew so great so fast that he has become an example of media promotion overshadowing long-term viability as a contender.

After 2 finish wins at Victory Fighting Championship in 2013, Alexander signed on with Bellator MMA and in his debut at Bellator 99: Nunes vs. Pitbull lost a unanimous 3rd round decision to Vladimir Matyushenko.  Alexander's next bout is at Bellator 117: Lima vs. Hawn.  He is set to take on Matt Uhde.   




Last updated 04.08.2014, 10:32 AM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Virgil Zwicker
16-10-1 12-4-1

Bellator 132: Pitbull vs. Straus
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2015.01.16
Odds: -120 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Base | Weigh-In: 203.4 lbs (92.3 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Draw | Decision
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Virgil Zwicker
16-10-0 12-4-0

Bellator 129: Bradley vs. Neer
Co-Main Event | Catchweight | 215 lbs

2014.10.17
Odds: +105 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 Base | Weigh-In: 206.4 lbs (93.6 kgs) | Referee: Rob Hinds
Cancelled Bout James Thompson Bellator 129 2014.10.17
Reason: Thompson Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 2 of 3, 10:00 Total

Matt Uhde
15-10-0 3-4-0

Bellator 117: Lima vs. Hawn
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2014.04.18
Weigh-In: 202.2 lbs (91.7 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Vladimir Matyushenko
15-9-0 26-7-0

Bellator 99: Nunes vs. Pitbull
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2013.09.13
Odds: +210 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 204.6 lbs (92.8 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Win | KO/TKO
1:39 Round 4 of 5, 16:39 Total

Chuck Grigsby
14-9-0 21-8-0

VFC 40: Alexander vs. Grigsby
Main Event | Title Match | Light HW | 205 lbs

2013.07.27
Win | Submission | Strikes
1:01 Round 1 of 3

Dennis Reed
13-9-0 45-56-1

VFC 39
Main Card

2013.03.30
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jan Błachowicz
13-8-0 15-3-0

KSW 20: Fighting Symphony
Co-Main Event | Title Challenge | Light HW | 205

2012.09.15
Odds: +415 (Heavy Underdog) | Weigh-In: 203.9 lbs (92.5 kgs) | Referee: Tomasz Bronder
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
3:59 Round 1 of 3

Gilbert Yvel
13-7-0 37-16-1

RFA 2: Yvel vs. Alexander
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2012.03.30
Weigh-In: 203.0 lbs (92.1 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | KO/TKO | Elbow
4:11 Round 2 of 3, 9:11 Total

Steve Bossé
13-6-0 8-1-0

Instinct MMA 1
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.10.07
Weigh-In: 202.6 lbs (91.9 kgs) | Referee: Phillipe Chartier
Win | KO/TKO | Retired
5:00 Round 2 of 3, 10:00 Total

Razak Al-Hassan
12-6-0 11-3-0

MMA Fight Pit: Genesis
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.08.13
Odds: +105 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 201.5 lbs (91.4 kgs) | Referee: Richard Espinosa
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Brian Albin

Mississippi Regional

2011.06.25
Cancelled Bout James Irvin Shark Fights 14 2011.03.11
Reason: Irvin CSAC Drug Test
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:31 Round 2 of 3, 6:31 Total

Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
10-6-0 9-6-0

Shark Fights 13
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2010.09.11
Odds: +310 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 202.3 lbs (91.7 kgs) | Referee: Steve Armstrong
Win | Decision | Unanimous

David Griffin

South Carolina Regional

2010.06.11
No Contest

Justin Grizzard

Extreme Challenge

2010.03.27
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Joey Beltran

Xtreme Fighting League

2010.01.16
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Kimbo Slice
9-4-0 3-1-0

The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale
Main Card | Catchweight | 215 lbs

2009.12.05
Odds: -201 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $13,000 Base | Weigh-In: 208.0 lbs (94.3 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | KO/TKO

Sherman Pendergarst

Iowa Regional

2009.09.18
Cancelled Bout Andre Gusmao UFC 98 2009.05.23
Reason: Alexander Broken Hand
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:53 Round 1 of 3

Eric Schafer
8-3-0 9-3-2

UFC Fight Night 15: Diaz vs. Neer
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2008.09.17
Odds: -251 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $13,000 Base | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
0:08 Round 1 of 3

James Irvin
8-2-0 13-4-0

UFC Fight Night 13: Florian vs. Lauzon
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2008.04.02
Odds: -273 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
UFC Fight Night 13 Knockout of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:25 Round 1 of 3

Thiago Silva
8-1-0 11-0-0

UFC 78: Validation
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2007.11.17
Odds: -175 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 203.0 lbs (92.1 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | KO/TKO
1:01 Round 1 of 3

Alessio Sakara
7-1-0 11-5-0

UFC 75: Champion vs Champion
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2007.09.08
Odds: -160 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 203.0 lbs (92.1 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
UFC 75 Knockout of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:48 Round 1 of 3

Keith Jardine
6-1-0 13-2-1

UFC 71: Liddell vs Jackson
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2007.05.26
Odds: +450 (Heavy Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 ($4K Base, $4K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 202.0 lbs (91.6 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
#30 Biggest Upset of All Time
No Contest

Todd Allee

Extreme Challenge

2007.03.31
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jon Murphy

Extreme Challenge

2007.03.31
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Demian Decorah

Iowa Regional

2005.01.12
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Brandon Quigley

Iowa Regional

2004.11.03
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Justin Butler

Iowa Regional

2003.03.15
Win | Submission | Strikes

Chuck Purdow

Nebraska Regional

2001.08.18
Win | Submission | Punches

Jamie Webb

Iowa Regional

2001.06.30
Loss | Submission | Choke

Jason Medina

Extreme Challenge

2001.06.16

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