Alex Garcia (fighter)

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Alex Garcia
Born (1987-07-14) July 14, 1987 (age 26)
Santiago, Dominican Republic
Other names The Dominican Nightmare
Nationality Dominican
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Division Welterweight
Reach 72 in (183 cm)
Fighting out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Team Tristar Gym
Years active 2009-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 13
Wins 12
By knockout 5
By submission 5
By decision 2
Losses 1
By knockout 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Alex Garcia (born July 14, 1987) is a Dominican mixed martial artist who competes in the Welterweight division. Garcia is currently signed with the UFC.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Garcia made his pro debut back in the summer of 2009 against Joel Vales at AFC 1. He won the fight via submission in the first round. Garcia would win his next five fights with finishes in all of them, with all of them but one finishing in the first round. Garcia experienced his first professional defeat at the hands of UFC vet Seth Baczynski by knockout at Ringside MMA 10, the fight was for the Interim Ringside Welterweight title. After the loss Garcia went on to win four more straight fights finishing three of the four wins in the first round.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

On October 8, 2013 it was announced that Garcia was signed with the UFC and was expected to make his debut UFC Fight Night 33 against fellow newcomer Andreas Stahl.[1][2] Stahl had to pull out with an injury. Garcia's new opponent for the event was former TUF Smashes cast member Ben Wall.[3] Garcia won the fight via knockout at just 43 seconds into the first round.

Garcia next faced Sean Spencer on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171. He won the back-and-forth fight via split decision.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 12–1 Sean Spencer Decision (split) UFC 171 March 15, 2014 3 5:00 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 11–1 Ben Wall KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot December 7, 2013 1 0:43 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Win 10–1 Chris Heatherly Submission (rear-naked choke) Challenge MMA 2 - Think Big August 17, 2013 1 1:42 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 9–1 Ryan Dickson Decision (unanimous) Challenge MMA 1 - Sensations May 11, 2013 3 5:00 St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada
Win 8–1 Stephane Lamarche Submission (rear-naked choke) Slamm 1 - Garcia vs. Lamarche November 30, 2012 1 1:58 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 7–1 Matt MacGrath KO (punches) Ringside MMA 12 - Daley vs. Fioravanti October 21, 2011 1 0:34 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Loss 6–1 Seth Baczynski KO (punches) Ringside MMA 10 - Cote vs. Starnes April 9, 2011 2 2:44 Montreal, Quebec, Canada For the Interim Ringside Welterweight title.
Win 6–0 Tyler Jackson Submission (rear-naked choke) Ringside MMA 9 - Payback November 13, 2010 1 4:51 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 5–0 Ricky Goodall Submission (rear-naked choke) Ringside MMA 7 - No Escape June 18, 2010 1 4:05 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 4–0 Jaret MacIntosh TKO (punches) Ringside MMA 6 - Rage April 10, 2010 1 0:44 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 3–0 Matt Northcott TKO (punches) Ringside MMA 5 - Triple Threat January 30, 2010 3 3:44 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 2–0 T.J. Coletti TKO (punches) MFL 1 - The Beginning October 17, 2009 1 3:34 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 1–0 Joel Vales Submission (armbar) AFC 1 - Alianza Full Contact August 28, 2009 1 1:24 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Octagon Debutants Andreas Stahl, Alex Garcia Targeted for UFC Fight Night 33 Clash". 
  2. ^ "Tristar’s Alex Garcia Signs with UFC". 
  3. ^ "Garcia Gets New Opponent For UFC Fight Night 33".