November 9, 1981 |
St. George's, Grenada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Style||Boxing, Kyokushin Karate|
|Fighting out of||Leicester, England|
|Team||Team Rough House|
|Rank||blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Andre Badi Winner (born 9 November 1981) is an Grenadian mixed martial artist. He was a cast member of Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom, reaching the final. Winner is also a member of Team Rough House.
Mixed martial arts career
Winner was born in St. George's, Grenada to a British father and an Afro-Caribbean mother, and moved to Leicester, United Kingdom at seven years old. He started in sports during his high school years, competing in football and other athletics. Winner never thought of being a mixed martial artist but loved sports. He went to self-defense classes at Leicester Shootfighters and met Dan Hardy and Paul Daley. Hardy inspired Winner to give the sport a real try.
Winner tried out for the eighth season of the Ultimate Fighter. He did not make the cut but tried out for the ninth season and made the show.
The Ultimate Fighter
To get into The Ultimate Fighter house, Winner fought Gary Kelly. Winner won by knockout while working Kelly in the clinch. Winner then flew to Las Vegas to compete under coach Michael Bisping against the US team. He advanced to the semifinals of the lightweight tournament after defeating Santino Defranco by TKO in the first round. Winner then had his last fight on the show defeating Cameron Dollar by submission in round one. The win over Dollar put Winner in the finals to fight teammate, Ross Pearson.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Winner was scheduled to face Cole Miller on 31 March 2010 at UFC Fight Night 21. However, Miller was forced off the card after suffering an injury. Rafaello Oliveira was later confirmed as his replacement. Winner won via unanimous decision.
Winner next competed in a Lightweight Title Eliminator bout against Diego Gonzalez at BAMMA 8. He again won via unanimous decision.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|24 matches||15 wins||8 losses|
|Loss||15–8–1||Mateusz Gamrot||Decision (unanimous)||KSW 24||28 September 2013||3||5:00||Łódź, Poland|
|Win||15–7–1||Drew Fickett||Decision (unanimous)||GWC – The British Invasion: US vs. UK||29 June 2013||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Loss||14–7–1||Rob Sinclair||Decision (split)||BAMMA 10||15 September 2012||5||5:00||London, England||For BAMMA Lightweight Championship|
|Win||14–6–1||Diego Gonzalez||Decision (unanimous)||BAMMA 8||10 December 2011||3||5:00||Nottingham, England||Lightweight Title Eliminator|
|Win||13–6–1||Jason Ball||Decision (unanimous)||BAMMA 7||10 September 2011||3||5:00||Birmingham, England|
|Loss||12–6–1||Anthony Njokuani||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 132||2 July 2011||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||12–5–1||Dennis Siver||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 122||13 November 2010||1||3:37||Oberhausen, Germany|
|Loss||12–4–1||Nik Lentz||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 118||28 August 2010||3||5:00||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||12–3–1||Rafaello Oliveira||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Gomi||31 March 2010||3||5:00||Charlotte, North Carolina, United States|
|Win||11–3–1||Rolando Delgado||KO (punch)||UFC 105||14 November 2009||1||3:21||Manchester, England|
|Loss||10–3–1||Ross Pearson||Decision (unanimous)||TUF 9 Finale||20 June 2009||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Lost The Ultimate Fighter 9|
|Draw||10–2–1||Abdul Mohamed||Draw||CWFC: Enter the Rough House 7||12 July 2008||3||5:00||Nottingham, England|
|Loss||10–2||Bendy Casimir||Decision (majority)||CWFC: Enter the Rough House 6||19 April 2008||3||5:00||Nottingham, England|
|Win||10–1||Mario Stapel||Decision (unanimous)||FX3: England vs. Germany||24 November 2007||3||5:00||Reading, England|
|Win||9–1||A.J. Wenn||Decision (unanimous)||CWFC: Enter The Rough House 4||14 October 2007||3||5:00||Nottingham, England|
|Win||8–1||Daniel Thomas||Decision (unanimous)||CWFC: Enter The Rough House 3||21 July 2007||3||5:00||Nottingham, England|
|Win||7–1||Aidan Marron||Decision (unanimous)||FX3: Fight Night 5||7 July 2007||3||5:00||Reading, England|
|Loss||6–1||Greg Loughran||Technical Submission (guillotine choke)||CWFC: Enter The Rough House 2||28 April 2007||2||3:52||Nottingham, England|
|Win||6–0||Wesley Felix||Decision (split)||FX3: Fight Night 4||10 March 2007||3||5:00||Reading, England|
|Win||5–0||Sami Berik||TKO (punches)||Cage Rage: Contenders 3||12 November 2006||3||1:50||London, England|
|Win||4–0||Paul Cooper||Submission (triangle choke)||CWFC: Showdown||16 September 2006||2||1:50||Sheffield, England|
|Win||3–0||Jeff Lawson||Submission (eye injury)||Cage Rage: Contenders 2||20 August 2006||2||1:26||Streatham, England|
|Win||2–0||Denas Banevicius||Submission (punches)||FX3: Full Contact Fight Night 3||15 July 2006||1||2:21||Bracknell, England|
|Win||1–0||Gareth Dummer||KO (knees)||HOP 1 – Fight Night 1||12 December 2004||1||N/A||Swansea, England|
- "MMA Mail Magazine Volume 1, Issue 3". MMA Mail Magazine. 20 August 2010.
- "Roli Delgado vs. Andre Winner at UFC 105". MMAWeekly.com. 20 August 2009.
- "Andre Winner vs. Cole Miller expected for UFC Fight Night 21". fiveknuckles.com. Archived from the original on 9 February 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
- "Injury forces Cole Miller from UFC Fight Night 21 bout against Andre Winner". mmamania.com. 26 February 2010.
- "Oliveira in against Winner at UFC Fight Night 21". mmaweekly.com. 26 February 2010.
- "Andre Winner meets Nik Lentz at UFC 118". mmajunkie.com. 5 May 2010.
- "Dennis Siver vs. Andre Winner Bout Planned for UFC 122". mmafighting.com. Archived from the original on 11 September 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
- "Andre Winner vs. Anthony Njokuani in the Works for UFC 132 in July". MMAWeekly.com. 14 April 2011.
- "Former 'Ultimate Fighter’ Finalist Andre Winner Released from the UFC". MMAWeekly.com. 11 July 2011.
- "BAMMA 10: Rob "C4" Sinclair to defend his Lightweight title against Andre Winner". fullmount.co.uk. 12 July 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
- Professional MMA record for Andre Winner from Sherdog
- Andre Winner Official Website
- Leicester Shootfighters Website