Houston Alexander

Houston Alexander
Born (1972-03-22) March 22, 1972 (age 45)
East St. Louis, Illinois, United States
Other namesThe Assassin
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Division Light Heavyweight (205 lb)
Heavyweight (265 lb)
Reach72.0 in (183 cm)
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out of Omaha, Nebraska, United States
TeamGrudge Training Center
Finney's HIT Squad
Years active2001-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total35
Wins17
By knockout12
By submission2
By decision3
Losses15
By knockout9
By submission2
By decision4
Draws1
No contests2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Biography

Houston Alexander (given birth to March 22, 1972) can be an American professional mixed martial musician, who currently competes in Bellator’s Light Heavyweight department. A professional competition since 2001, Alexander in addition has competed for the UFC, Shark Battles, the RFA, and KSW.

Background

Alexander was created in East St. Louis, Illinois, and resided there for the 1st eight many years of his existence. Growing up inside a tough community, Alexander quickly discovered how exactly to defend himself before shifting to Omaha, Nebraska. He was athletic developing up, and went to Omaha North SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, where he performed soccer and wrestled, excelling at both and in addition began boxing when he was an adolescent. He's also an extremely talented artist, mainly with graffiti, and was approved towards the Savannah University of Artwork & Style in Georgia during his older year of senior high school, but eventually determined that he didn't want to keep behind his child. Alexander then worked well as a mind machine operator at an asphalt organization, before embracing mixed fighting techinques.

Mixed martial arts career

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Alexander made his UFC debut in UFC 71 on, may 26, 2007 against Keith Jardine. He knocked out Jardine in 49 mere seconds during the 1st round in an enormous upset.He has since trained full-time; 3 x each day and 7 days per week.Alexander then signed a fresh three-fight contract using the UFC. At UFC 75 Alexander defeat Italian Alessio Sakara. Exactly like his earlier battle, Sakara threw several early photos before Alexander countered with close-contact attacks. "Just how I was trained was that your strength can be inside versus outside,” Alexander stated before the battle of his explosive capability when near an challenger. "My short attacks are really, excellent, and that’s from weight lifting and performing a lot of repetitions."At UFC 78 Alexander faced after that undefeated contender Thiago Silva. Silva earned by TKO following the referee ceased the battle at 3:25 in the 1st circular. In the battle Silva achieved installed position together with Alexander and got punches before referee called an end to the competition.On Apr 2, 2008, Alexander fought former WEC Heavyweight Champ Wayne Irvin as the 1st fight for the televised part of UFC Battle Night time: Kenny Florian vs Joe Lauzon in Broomfield, Colorado. Irvin led off having a superman punch towards the jaw that knocked Alexander down. He adopted with three even more damaging punches to the facial skin that knocked him unconscious and Steve Mazzagatti rushed directly into stop the combat. Alexander immediately surely got to his foot and protested the quick stoppage. The eight-second knockout linked the record for the fastest knockout in the UFC alongside Don Frye's knockout at UFC 8. Losing was officially ruled being a TKO because of strikes, even though some resources list it being a KO.Alexander fought Eric "Crimson" Schafer in UFC Fight Evening: Diaz vs. Neer in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. After getting some effective legs early in the combat, Alexander dropped the combat via arm triangle distribution in the initial round.Alexander was scheduled to handle Andre Gusmão in UFC 98, but needed to withdraw because of a broken hands suffered in schooling camp.Using the permission from the UFC, Alexander fought the later Sherman Pendergarst within a Heavyweight combat at Adrenaline MMA's Fourth Event. Alexander defeated Pendergarst by TKO because of knee kicks that fell "The Container" accompanied by punches on the floor.Alexander made his go back to the UFC in THE BEST Fighter: Heavyweights Finale against internet superstar Kimbo Cut in a catchweight of 215 pounds. Alexander was defeated by Kimbo Cut by unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) within a bout that lots of thought wouldn't normally make it from the initial round. The combat was seen as a Alexander circling from Kimbo while making use of quick however, not effective leg kicks rather than directly participating him. As the initial and third rounds had been largely spent far away, the most magnificent moment from the combat arguably emerged in the next round when Cut implemented a suplex that rocked Alexander. Quickly following the reduction, Alexander was cut in the UFC.

Independent promotions

Following his launch through the UFC, Alexander then fought heavy-handed Joey Beltran at 5150 Overcome League's "New Year's Revolution" on January 16, 2010, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Alexander managed the first circular by using motion and using quick calf kicks to maintain Beltran away, In the next circular Alexander was employing the same strategies that had earned him the first circular but Beltran captured Alexander with an uppercut-left hook mixture that fallen and completed Alexander at 3:49 in the next round.Alexander next faced Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou on Sept 11, 2010 at Shark Battles 13: Jardine vs. Prangley. Carrying out a hard first circular that noticed Alexander rocked and knocked down on many occasions, he returned in the next round to earn via TKO (punches) at 1:31, he earned Knockout and Battle of the night time.Alexander next was scheduled to battle a rematch against Wayne Irvin from UFC Battle Night time: Kenny Florian vs Joe Lauzon back 2008, where Irvin knocked out Alexander 8 mere seconds in to the 1st circular with a superman punch. The 8-second knockout linked the record of fastest knockout in UFC background, until UFC 102, where Todd Duffee broke the record having a 7-second KO. It had been set to occur at Shark Battles 14: Horwich vs. Villefort on March 11, 2011 in Lubbock, Tx. The battle was terminated on March 2 because of a training damage experienced by Alexander and a failed medication check by Irvin.Alexander faced Razak Al-Hassan in MMA Battle Pit: Genesis. He dominated and earned the battle via TKO because of a health care provider stoppage with a cut.Alexander recently faced Canadian brawler Steve Bosse. He was knocked out in the next round with a brutal elbow to the top through the clinch.Alexander took on knockout-artist and longtime veteran Gilbert Yvel on Fri, March 30, 2012 at the next Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) present. Houston dropped via one punch KO in the initial round.On Sept 15, 2012, Alexander experienced the KSW Light Heavyweight Champ Jan Błachowicz at KSW 20 in Gdańsk, Poland. Błachowicz dominated Alexander on the floor for most from the fight, he dropped via unanimous decision.On March 30, 2013, Alexander defeated Dennis Reed via submission because of punches at Success Fighting Tournament 39.On July 27, 2013, Alexander defeated Chuck Grigsby via Knockout in the fourth circular at Success Fighting Tournament 40 to win the VFC Light Heavyweight Tournament.

Bellator MMA

Alexander faced ex - IFL Light Heavyweight Champ and UFC veteran Vladimir Matyushenko on Sept 13, 2013 in Bellator 99 after Matyushenko's first opposition Christian M'Pumbu pulled out because of injury. He dropped the combat via unanimous decision.On Apr 18, 2014, Alexander experienced Matt Uhde at Bellator 117. He earned the combat via TKO because of doctor stoppage by the end of the next round.Alexander was likely to encounter Satisfaction FC veteran Adam Thompson on Oct 17, 2014 in Bellator 129 within a heavyweight bout. Nevertheless, on Oct 10, 2014 it had been announced that Thompson was taken from the combat due to damage. Alexander instead experienced Virgil Zwicker. The combat ended in many draw because of a point getting deducted for repeated unlawful headbutting.A rematch with Zwicker occurred at Bellator 132. Zwicker earned the bout via divide decision.

Championships and accomplishments

Shark Fights Combat of the night time (Onetime) Knockout of the night time (Onetime) Best Fighting Tournament Knockout of the night time (Onetime) Success Fighting Tournament VFC Light Heavyweight Tournament (Onetime, current)

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown 35 fits 17 wins 15 deficits By knockout 12 9 By distribution 2 2 By decision 3 4 Pulls 1 Zero contests 2 Res. Record Opponent Technique Event Date Circular Time Location Records Reduction 17–15–1 (2) Rakim Cleveland TKO (legs and punches) Great Problem 234 000000002017-04-15-0000April 15, 2017 1 4:45 Jefferson, Iowa, USA Get 17–14–1 (2) Brian Green Decision (unanimous) MMA Battle Series: Alexander vs. Green 000000002016-10-09-0000October 9, 2016 3 5:00 Western Des Moines, Iowa, USA Reduction 16–14–1 (2) Evan Nedd TKO (punches) Redemption Fighting with each other Tournament 2 000000002016-04-29-0000April 29, 2016 3 4:57 Oranjestad, Aruba Reduction 16–13–1 (2) Guilherme Viana TKO (doctor stoppage) Bellator 146 000000002015-11-20-0000November 20, 2015 2 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, USA Reduction 16–12–1 (2) Tony Lopez KO (punches) Tale Battles: Lopez vs. Alexander 000000002015-07-24-0000July 24, 2015 3 4:35 Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA Reduction 16–11–1 (2) Virgil Zwicker Decision (break up) Bellator 132 000000002015-01-16-0000January 16, 2015 3 5:00 Temecula, California, USA Fought at Catchweight of 215 lb. Pull 16–10–1 (2) Virgil Zwicker Pull (bulk) Bellator 129 000000002014-10-17-0000October 17, 2014 3 5:00 Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA Alexander deducted a spot for headbutting. Get 16–10 (2) Matt Uhde TKO (doctor stoppage) Bellator 117 000000002014-04-18-0000April 18, 2014 2 5:00 Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA Reduction 15–10 (2) Vladimir Matyushenko Decision (unanimous) Bellator 99 000000002013-09-13-0000September 13, 2013 3 5:00 Temecula, California, USA Get 15–9 (2) Chuck Grigsby KO (punch) Victory Fighting Tournament 40 000000002013-07-27-0000July 27, 2013 4 1:39 Ralston, Nebraska, USA Won VFC Light Heavyweight Tournament. Get 14–9 (2) Dennis Reed TKO (punches) Victory Fighting Tournament 39 000000002013-03-30-0000March 30, 2013 1 1:01 Ralston, Nebraska, USA Reduction 13–9 (2) Jan Blachowicz Decision (unanimous) KSW XX 000000002012-09-15-0000September 15, 2012 3 5:00 Gdańsk, Poland For KSW Light Heavyweight Tournament. Reduction 13–8 (2) Gilbert Yvel KO (punch) RFA 2: Yvel vs. Alexander 000000002012-03-30-0000March 30, 2012 1 3:59 Kearney, Nebraska, USA Reduction 13–7 (2) Steve Employeré KO (elbow) Instinct MMA 1 000000002011-10-07-0000October 7, 2011 2 4:11 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Gain 13–6 (2) Razak Al-Hassan TKO (doctor stoppage) MMA Combat Pit: Genesis 000000002011-08-13-0000August 13, 2011 2 5:00 Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA Gain 12–6 (2) Brian Albin TKO (doctor stoppage) Caged In The Coliseum: Albin vs Alexander 000000002011-06-25-0000June 25, 2011 3 0:26 Jackson, Mississippi, USA Gain 11–6 (2) Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou TKO (punches) Shark Battles 13: Jardine vs Prangley 000000002010-09-11-0000September 11, 2010 2 1:31 Amarillo, Tx, United States Combat of the night time and Knockout of the night time. Gain 10–6 (2) David Griffin Decision (unanimous) UFA 1: The Clash on the Coliseum 000000002010-06-11-0000June 11, 2010 3 5:00 Charleston, SC, USA NC 9–6 (2) Justin Grizzard NC (eyes poke) Extreme Problem: The Aftermath 000000002010-03-27-0000March 27, 2010 2 Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA Alexander poked Grizzard in the attention. Reduction 9–6 (1) Joey Beltran TKO (punches) 5150 Fight Group/XFL: New Year's Trend 000000002010-01-16-0000January 16, 2010 2 3:49 Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA For 5150 Fight League Heavyweight Tournament. Reduction 9–5 (1) Kimbo Cut Decision (unanimous) THE BEST Fighter: Heavyweights Finale 000000002009-12-05-0000December 5, 2009 3 5:00 NEVADA, Nevada, USA Fought at Catchweight of 215 lb. Gain 9–4 (1) Sherman Pendergarst TKO (knee kicks and punches) Adrenaline MMA IV: Sylvia vs. Riley 000000002009-09-18-0000September 18, 2009 1 1:51 Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA Heavyweight bout. Reduction 8–4 (1) Eric Schafer Distribution (arm-triangle choke) UFC Combat Evening: Diaz vs. Neer 000000002008-09-17-0000September 17, 2008 1 4:53 Omaha, Nebraska, USA Reduction 8–3 (1) Adam Irvin KO (punches) UFC Combat Evening 13 000000002008-04-02-0000April 2, 2008 1 0:08 Broomfield, Colorado, USA Reduction 8–2 (1) Thiago Silva TKO (punches) UFC 78 000000002007-11-17-0000November 17, 2007 1 3:25 Newark, NJ, United States Get 8–1 (1) Alessio Sakara TKO (leg and punches) UFC 75 000000002007-09-08-0000September 8, 2007 1 1:01 London, Britain, UK Knockout of the night time. Get 7–1 (1) Keith Jardine KO (punches and legs) UFC 71 000000002007-05-26-0000May 26, 2007 1 0:48 NEVADA, Nevada, USA NC 6–1 (1) Todd Allee NC (unlawful knees) Extreme Problem 76 000000002007-03-31-0000March 31, 2007 1 3:23 Sloan, Iowa, USA Alexander shipped downed legs to Allee. Get 6–1 Jon Murphy TKO (punches) Intense Problem 76 000000002007-03-31-0000March 31, 2007 1 0:56 Sloan, Iowa, USA Get 5–1 Demian Decorah Decision (unanimous) Downtown Damage 1 000000002005-01-12-0000January 12, 2005 5 3:00 Des Moines, Iowa, USA Get 4–1 Brandon Quigley TKO (punches) Common sense Night time 2 000000002004-11-03-0000November 3, 2004 1 0:41 Des Moines, Iowa, USA Get 3–1 Justin Butler KO (punches) Gladiators 20 000000002003-03-15-0000March 15, 2003 1 0:38 Des Moines, Iowa, USA Get 2–1 Chuck Purdow Distribution (punches) Gladiators 17 000000002001-08-18-0000August 18, 2001 1 0:58 Hastings, Nebraska, USA Get 1–1 Jamie Webb Distribution (punches) Gladiators 16 000000002001-06-30-0000June 30, 2001 1 2:18 Des Moines, Iowa, USA Reduction 0–1 Jason Medina Distribution (arm-triangle choke) Intense Problem 40 000000002001-06-16-0000June 16, 2001 2 0:47 Springfield, Illinois, USA

Television

Alexander came out for the Fox Sports activities Network's "Sport Technology" in '09 2009.

Music career

Alexander, also called "Scrib", "Cone-Dome", or "FAS/A single", is definitely a bastion of Omaha's underground hiphop picture. In the 1980s he led a hiphop motion in North Omaha known as the Scribble Staff as an alliance of graffiti authors who created a popularity as the very best tag performers in the region. The artwork stands today at 24th and Binney Roads and 16th and Corby Roads among various other North Omaha places, and continues to be respected by the city. His Midwest Alliance act was energetic through the 1990s and in to the brand-new millennium, and sometimes appears as influential in the Omaha scene.Today Alexander is a DJ on KOPW 106.9, an area radio station in Plattsmouth. He hosts an unbiased music show offering hiphop and facilitates an primary school program known as the "Lifestyle Shock College Tour" which shows students about hiphop. Alexander in addition has verbal about Omaha's insufficient support because of its hip hop performers.

Personal life

Alexander donated one of is own kidneys to his oldest little girl in 2000.

See also

Set of Bellator MMA alumni Set of man mixed martial performers Hiphop in Omaha

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