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"The Assassin"

15-10-0

Houston Alexander

Houston "The Assassin" Alexander

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  • Name: Houston Alexander
  • Professional MMA Record: 15-10-0, 2 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Assassin
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 42 | Date of Birth: 1972.03.22
  • Last Fight: September 13, 2013 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 202.2 lbs
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $74,000 USD
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 72.0" (183cm)
  • Gym/Affiliation: Team Doyle
  • 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.   




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Houston Alexander MMA Fight Record

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout Matt Uhde
Bellator 117: Lima vs. Hawn
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2014.04.18
Weigh-In: 202.2 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Vladimir Matyushenko
Ref: Jason Herzog
Bellator 99: Nunes vs. Pitbull
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2013.09.13
Odds: +210 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 204.6 lbs
Win | KO/TKO
1:39 Round 4 of 5, 16:39 Total
Chuck Grigsby
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
VFC 39
Main Card
2013.03.30
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Jan Błachowicz
Ref: Tomasz Bronder
KSW 20: Fighting Symphony
Co-Main Event | Title Challenge | Light HW | 205
2012.09.15
Odds: +415 Heavy Underdog | Weigh-In: 203.928 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
3:59 Round 1 of 3
Gilbert Yvel
Ref: Herb Dean
RFA 2: Yvel vs. Alexander
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2012.03.30
Weigh-In: 203.0 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Elbow
4:11 Round 2 of 3, 9:11 Total
Steve Bossé
Ref: Phillipe Chartier
Instinct MMA 1
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2011.10.07
Weigh-In: 202.6 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Retired
5:00 Round 2 of 3, 10:00 Total
Razak Al-Hassan
Ref: Richard Espinosa
MMA Fight Pit: Genesis
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2011.08.13
Odds: +105 Near Even | Weigh-In: 201.5 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Brian Albin Psychout MMA 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
Ref: Steve Armstrong
Shark Fights 13
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2010.09.11
Odds: +310 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 202.25 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous David Griffin UFA 1 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
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
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
Win | KO/TKO Sherman Pendergarst AMMA 4 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
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
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
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
0:08 Round 1 of 3
James Irvin
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti
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
UFC Fight Night 13 Knockout of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:25 Round 1 of 3
Thiago Silva
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC 78: Validation
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2007.11.17
Odds: -175 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 203.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO
1:01 Round 1 of 3
Alessio Sakara
Ref: Yves Lavigne
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
UFC 75 Knockout of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:48 Round 1 of 3
Keith Jardine
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti
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
#26 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 DD 1 2005.01.12
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Brandon Quigley JN 2 2004.11.03
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Justin Butler Gladiators 20 2003.03.15
Win | Submission | Strikes Chuck Purdow Gladiators 17 2001.08.18
Win | Submission | Punches Jamie Webb Gladiators 16 2001.06.30
Loss | Submission | Choke Jason Medina Extreme Challenge 2001.06.16

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