John Alessio

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John Alessio
Born (1979-07-05) July 5, 1979 (age 35)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Other names The Natural
Nationality Canadian
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight
Welterweight
Reach 75.0 in (191 cm)
Fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Team Xtreme Couture
Years active 1998–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 53
Wins 35
By knockout 11
By submission 14
By decision 8
Unknown 2
Losses 17
By knockout 2
By submission 7
By decision 7
By disqualification 1
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

John Paul Alessio (born July 5, 1979) is a Canadian mixed martial artist currently competing in Bellator's Lightweight division. Alessio has also fought for many of the major MMA promotions, including the UFC, WEC, PRIDE, King of the Cage, MFC and DREAM. Alessio is also the former King of the Cage Welterweight Champion and King of the Cage Superfight Champion.

Background[edit]

Alessio was born and raised in Vancouver where he began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and kickboxing, before moving to San Jose, California at the age of 19 in order to pursue his dream of becoming a professional fighter. During his professional mixed martial arts career, Alessio has also won two national BMX trick biking championships.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Alessio made his UFC debut at just 20 years old at UFC 26 on June 9, 2000 when he faced Pat Miletich. He lost the fight via armbar submission in the second round.[2]

EliteXC[edit]

Alessio then signed a three-fight contract with EliteXC.[3] However, he did not fight for the promotion before they ceased operations in October 2008.

Ultimate Glory[edit]

Alessio faced Sergey Golyaev at Ultimate Glory 12 on October 16, 2010. He won the fight in the second round via kimura.[4]

Alessio then fought Siyar Bahadurzada in the United Glory welterweight semifinals on January 30, 2011 in Charleroi, Belgium and was beaten via TKO in the first round.[5]

Return to UFC[edit]

On April 3, 2012 it was reported that Alessio has returned to the UFC to replace an injured Matt Wiman and face Mark Bocek at UFC 145. Alessio was defeated via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27).[6]

Alessio then faced Shane Roller on July 7, 2012 at UFC 148.[7] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Following his loss to Roller, Alessio was subsequently released from the UFC.[8]

Aggression Fighting Championship[edit]

On September 13, Alessio signed with Aggression Fighting Championship. He headlined their AFC 13 show in Victoria, British Columbia on November 3.[9] Alessio faced Dave Mazany in the main event.[10] The bout ended in No Contest due to Mazany accidentally poking Alessio in the eye.[11]

Bellator MMA[edit]

Alessio was scheduled to fight Tim Radcliffe at Global Warrior Challenge on June 29, 2013. However, he announced on Twitter on June 8 that a staph infection forced him to withdraw from the bout. Following that, Alessio announced that he had signed with Bellator MMA and will fight in the Lightweight tournament.[12]

Alessio was originally scheduled to face Guillaume De Lorenzi at Bellator 119 on May 9, 2014.[13] However, De Lorenzi was forced out of the bout due to injury, and Alessio instead fought Eric Wisely at the event.[14] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Personal life[edit]

Alessio married Noelani Timas, an Import Tuner model on June 9, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.[15] and he has one son prior to the relationship.[16]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • United Glory
    • 2010-2011 Welterweight Tournament Semi-Finalist
  • SuperBrawl
    • SuperBrawl 16 Tournament Winner

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 35–17 (1) Eric Wisely Decision (unanimous) Bellator 119 May 9, 2014 3 5:00 Rama, Ontario, Canada
Loss 34–17 (1) Will Brooks Decision (unanimous) Bellator 101 September 27, 2013 3 5:00 Portland, Oregon, United States Bellator Season 9 Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal
NC 34–16 (1) Dave Mazany No Contest (eye poke) AFC 13: Natural Selection November 3, 2012 1 N/A Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Loss 34–16 Shane Roller Decision (unanimous) UFC 148 July 7, 2012 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 34–15 Mark Bocek Decision (unanimous) UFC 145 April 21, 2012 3 5:00 Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Win 34–14 Ryan Healy Decision (unanimous) Score Fighting Series 4 March 16, 2012 3 5:00 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Win 33–14 Luiz Firmino Decision (unanimous) Superior Cage Combat 3 November 4, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Dropped to Lightweight.
Win 32–14 Shawn Fitzsimmons Submission (rear-naked choke) Superior Cage Combat 2 August 20, 2011 2 3:52 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 31–14 Siyar Bahadurzada TKO (punches) United Glory 13 March 19, 2011 1 1:55 Charleroi, Belgium Welterweight Tournament Semifinal bout.
Win 31–13 Phil Collins TKO (punches) Tachi Palace Fights 7 December 2, 2010 3 0:35 Lemoore, California, United States Won the Vacant Tachi Palace Fights Welterweight Championship.
Win 30–13 Sergey Golyaev Submission (kimura) United Glory 12 October 16, 2010 2 2:51 Amsterdam, Netherlands Welterweight Tournament quarterfinal bout.
Win 29–13 War Machine Submission (rear-naked choke) TPF 5: Stars and Strikes July 9, 2010 3 2:24 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 28–13 Chris Clements Submission (guillotine choke) W-1 MMA 4: Bad Blood March 20, 2010 1 4:24 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 27–13 Matt Delanoit Submission (rear-naked choke) ROF 37: Warlords March 5, 2010 1 2:46 Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 26–13 Luigi Fioravanti KO (punches) MFC 22 October 2, 2009 3 1:34 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 25–13 Andrew Buckland Submission (rear-naked choke) MFC 21 May 16, 2009 1 2:53 Enoch, Alberta, Canada
Loss 24–13 André Galvão Submission (armbar) Dream 8 April 5, 2009 1 7:34 Nagoya, Japan Welterweight Grand Prix First Round.
Loss 24–12 Paul Daley KO (punches) MFC 19: Long Time Coming December 5, 2008 2 2:18 Enoch, Alberta, Canada
Win 24–11 Gideon Ray TKO (punches) SuperFights MMA: Night of Combat 2 October 11, 2008 1 0:45 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 23–11 Pete Spratt Submission (rear-naked choke) Banner Promotions: Night of Combat June 20, 2008 2 2:07 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 22–11 Brock Larson DQ (knee to downed fighter) WEC 33 March 26, 2008 1 1:50 Paradise, Nevada, United States
Win 22–10 Todd Moore Decision (unanimous) WEC 31 December 12, 2007 3 5:00 Paradise, Nevada, United States
Win 21–10 Marcelo Brito Decision (unanimous) WEC 30 September 5, 2007 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 20–10 Alex Serdyukov Submission (guillotine choke) WEC 28 June 3, 2007 1 1:17 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 19–10 Carlos Condit Submission (rear-naked choke) WEC 26 March 24, 2007 2 4:59 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States For WEC Welterweight Championship.
Win 19–9 Brian Gassaway Submission (rear-naked choke) WEC 25 January 20, 2007 1 4:50 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 18–9 Thiago Alves Decision (unanimous) Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter October 10, 2006 3 5:00 Hollywood, Florida, United States
Win 18–8 Alex Serdyukov Submission (rear-naked choke) WEC 23 August 17, 2006 3 1:52 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 17–8 Diego Sanchez Decision (unanimous) UFC 60 May 27, 2006 3 5:00 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 17–7 Savant Young Submission (rear-naked choke) KOTC: Shock and Awe October 1, 2005 3 2:09 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 16–7 Shannon Ritch TKO (punches) KOTC: Prime Time August 5, 2005 1 0:41 San Jacinto, California, United States
Loss 15–7 Jonathan Goulet Decision (split) TKO 18: Impact November 26, 2004 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 15–6 Brandon Olsen Submission (armbar) ETB: Enter the Beast March 6, 2004 1 2:59 Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Win 14–6 Ronald Jhun Decision (unanimous) KOTC 29: Renegades September 5, 2003 3 5:00 San Jacinto, California, United States Won the KOTC Welterweight Championship, Later vacated.
Loss 13–6 Jason Black Decision (split) UCC 12: Adrenaline January 25, 2003 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 13–5 Eiji Mitsuoka TKO (doctor stoppage) PRIDE The Best Vol.2 July 20, 2002 2 3:13 Tokyo, Japan
Win 12–5 Chris Brennan TKO (punches) KOTC 15: Bad Intentions June 22, 2002 1 2:20 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 11–5 John Delao TKO (punches) World Freestyle Fighting 1 April 13, 2002 1 1:22 Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Win 10–5 Nassor Lewis Submission (rear-naked choke) KOTC 12: Cold Blood February 9, 2002 1 2:07 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 9–5 Sean Pierson KO (head kick) UCC 7: Bad Boyz January 25, 2002 2 1:14 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 8–5 Thomas Denny Submission (keylock) KOTC 11: Domination September 29, 2001 1 1:55 San Jacinto, California, United States
Loss 7–5 Joe Doerksen Submission (rear-naked choke) Superbrawl: Futurebrawl 2000 November 14, 2000 2 3:48 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 7–4 Pat Miletich Submission (armbar) UFC 26 June 9, 2000 2 1:43 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States For UFC Welterweight Championship.
Win 7–3 Jay R. Palmer Submission (rear-naked choke) SuperBrawl 16 February 8, 2000 1 1:20 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 6–3 John Chrisostomo TKO (punches) SuperBrawl 16 February 8, 2000 2 3:04 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 5–3 Egan Inoue Submission (rear-naked choke) SuperBrawl 15 December 7, 1999 1 2:41 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 5–2 Jason Meaders Decision (unanimous) Neutral Grounds 13 November 20, 1999 3 5:00 Lakeside, California, United States
Loss 4–2 Kousei Kubota Submission (kimura) Pancrase: Breakthrough 9 October 25, 1999 1 10:53 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4–1 Fritz Borchardt TKO (strikes) Extreme Challenge 28 October 9, 1999 1 2:12 Ogden, Utah, United States
Win 3–1 Ben Earwood Decision (split) Extreme Challenge 28 October 9, 1999 1 13:00 Ogden, Utah, United States
Loss 2–1 David Harris Submission (rear-naked choke) Bas Rutten Invitational 2 April 24, 1999 1 8:32 Littleton, Colorado, United States
Win 2–0 Derek McClinton Submission (heel hook) Ultimate Battle May 17, 1998 1 1:44 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Win 1–0 Mike Headley Submission (arm-triangle choke) Ultimate Battle May 17, 1998 1 5:28 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.usadojo.com/biographies/mma/john-alessio.htm
  2. ^ "History of the UFC 12.10.07: UFC XXVI - Ultimate Field of Dreams". 411MANIA.com. 2007-12-10. Retrieved 2010-10-18. 
  3. ^ "5 Oz. Exclusive: John Alessio signs three-fight contract with EliteXC". FIVEOUNCESOFPAIN.com. 2008-07-29. Retrieved 2010-10-18. 
  4. ^ "Alessio, Carneiro, Shamrock, High, Linhares and Beebe among weekend winners". MMAJUNKIE.com. 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2010-10-18. 
  5. ^ "Bahadurzada-Alessio Set for Jan. 30 Glory Tournament Semifinals". SHERDOG.com. 2010-10-19. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  6. ^ MMAjunkie.com Staff (April 3, 2012). "John Alessio returning to octagon, replaces Matt Wiman at UFC 145". mmajunkie.com. 
  7. ^ "John Alessio vs. Shane Roller booked for UFC 148 in July". mmajunkie.com. May 10, 2012. 
  8. ^ Steven Marrocco (July 31, 2012). "John Alessio released from UFC, unsure of next step". MMAjunkie.com. 
  9. ^ Top MMA News Staff (September 13, 2012). "John Alessio Signs With Aggression FC". topmmanews.com. 
  10. ^ Top MMA News Staff (October 25, 2012). "Aggression Announces Official AFC 13 Victoria Card". topmmanews.com. 
  11. ^ Top MMA News Staff (November 3, 2012). "Aggression FC 13 Results - Mazany vs Alessio Ends in No Contest". topmmanews.com. 
  12. ^ Top MMA News Staff (June 2, 2012). "Alessio Signs With Bellator MMA". topmmanews.com. 
  13. ^ "Bellator 119 Full Card Finalized At Casino Rama On Friday, May 9th". TopMMANews.com. Retrieved 2014-04-14. 
  14. ^ "Alessio Now Meets Wisely At Bellator 119". TopMMANews.com. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  15. ^ "Marriage Record for John Alessio". Recorder.co.clark.nv.us. 2010-06-10. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  16. ^ "Lessons Learned: John Alessio Settles Down". ISLANDSPORTSNEWS.net. 2010-03-21. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 

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