United States

Pro Record

"The Assassin"

16-10-0

Houston Alexander

Houston "The Assassin" Alexander

Photo Source:   MMAWeekly.com

  • Name: Houston Alexander
  • Professional MMA Record: 16-10-0, 2 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Assassin
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 42 | Date of Birth: 1972.03.22
  • Last Fight: April 18, 2014 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 202.2 lbs
  • Affiliation: Team Doyle
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 72.0" (183cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $74,000 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

Houston Alexander Wiki Update Wiki

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
Wiki Contributors:

Tapology Consensus Rankings For Houston Alexander

Houston Alexander Light Heavyweight Ranking History

Houston Alexander MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 2 of 3, 10:00 Total

Matt Uhde
Ref: Dan Miragliotta

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

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
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

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
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
#32 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

Houston Alexander News View All

(Whoa, he finally got a wikipedia page? WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN?? / Photo via MMAnytt.se) High... (1 month ago)
Ilir Latifi will welcome UFC debutant Jan Blachowicz to the UFC later this year. In a battle ... (1 month ago)
(Where have all the good men gone, and where are all the gods? Where's the streetwise Hercul... (3 months ago)
("Quick Paulo, more spinach!!!" Photo via Getty) I think it was midway through the second r... (3 months ago)
Wyniki: Walka o pas wagi półśredniej: 170 lbs: Douglas Lima pok. Ricka Hawna przez TKO (podd... (5 months ago)
Na última sexta-feira, dia 19 de abril, aconteceu o Bellator 117 com participações brasileiras... (5 months ago)
  • MMA Junkie : Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #1795 with Andrei Arlovski, Ben Fowlkes
  • MMA Junkie : Alistair Overeem on Anthony Johnson's criticism: 'That’s like p-ssy behavior'
  • MMAFighting.com : Countdown to Curran vs. Pitbull 2
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 177 Video: Bethe Correia Wants Ronda Rousey, Desires UFC Title
  • MMA Junkie : UFC 177 salaries: Champ T.J. Dillashaw ($100K) earns biggest payout
  • MMA Junkie : UFC 177 medical suspensions: Headliner Joe Soto could be out six months
  • Middle Easy : Former Bellator Fighter Now Homeless and Returning to the Ring
  • MMA Weekly : Countdown to UFC Fight Night Jacare vs. Mousasi
  • Middle Easy : Watch Joe Lauzon Prepare for Michael Chiesa This Weekend
  • Middle Easy : Watch the Countdown to UFC Fight Night 50
  • Middle Easy : Yes! Persona 5 Coming to PS4 in 2015
  • MMA Junkie : Michelle Waterson says Invicta-UFC deal convinced her to put off second pregnancy
  • MMAFighting.com : Countdown to UFC Fight Night 50
  • MMA Junkie : MMAjunkie Radio (noon ET): Andrei Arlovski and Ben Fowlkes
  • Middle Easy : Master Control Gives Us an Inside Look Into Civilization: Beyond Earth
  • Middle Easy : Raw Sept. 1: John Cena, Superface, Threatens Litigation
  • MMA Junkie : Bruno Viana vs. Augusto Mendes slated for Legacy FC 37 in November
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 177 Fight Club Q&A Featuring Anthony Pettis and Urijah Faber Video Replay
  • MMA Junkie : Bellator champ Pat Curran expects lots of rematches with 'Pitbull,' Straus
  • MMAFighting.com : Bethe Correia vows to beat Ronda Rousey, retire undefeated