July 5, 1979 |
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Other names||The Natural|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||75 in (191 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
John Paul Alessio (born July 5, 1979) is a Canadian mixed martial artist who competes as a lightweight. Alessio has fought for many of the major MMA promotions, including the UFC, WEC, PRIDE, KOTC, MFC and DREAM.
Mixed martial arts career
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Return to UFC
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).
Following his loss to Roller, Alessio was subsequently released from the UFC.
Aggression Fighting Championship
On September 13, Alessio signed with Aggression Fighting Championship. He headlined their AFC 13 show in Victoria, British Columbia on November 3. Alessio faced Dave Mazany in the main event. The bout ended in No Contest due to Mazany accidentally poking Alessio in the eye.
Alessio was scheduled to fight Tim Radcliffe at Global Warrior Challenge on June 29, 2013. However, he announced on Twitter on June 8th that a staph infection forced him to withdrawal. Following that, Alessio announced that he has signed with Bellator MMA and is expected to fight in the Lightweight tournament. 
Championships and accomplishments
- KOTC Welterweight Championship
- KOTC Welterweight Championship (One time)
- Tachi Palace Fights
- TPF Welterweight Championship (One time)
- United Glory
- 2010-2011 Welterweight Tournament Semi-Finalist
- SuperBrawl 16 Tournament Winner
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|52 matches||34 wins||17 losses|
|Loss||34–17 (1)||Wills 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||Technical submission (rear-naked choke)||Superior Cage Combat 2||August 20, 2011||2||3:52||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Originally scheduled to fight Waachiim Spiritwolf, who pulled out with a shoulder injury|
|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||Technical 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||N/A||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||December 5, 2008||2||2:18||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||Nevada, United States|
|Win||22–10||Todd Moore||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 31||December 12, 2007||3||5:00||Nevada, United States|
|Win||21–10||Marcelo Brito||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 30||September 5, 2007||3||5:00||Nevada, United States|
|Win||20–10||Alex Serdyukov||Submission (guillotine choke)||WEC 28||June 3, 2007||1||1:17||Nevada, United States|
|Loss||19–10||Carlos Condit||Submission (rear naked choke)||WEC 26||March 24, 2007||2||4:59||Nevada, United States||For WEC Welterweight Championship|
|Win||19–9||Brian Gassaway||Submission (rear naked choke)||WEC 25||January 20, 2007||1||4:50||Nevada, United States|
|Loss||18–9||Thiago Alves||Decision (unanimous)||Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter||October 10, 2006||3||5:00||Florida, United States|
|Win||18–8||Alex Serdyukov||Submission (rear naked choke)||WEC 23||August 17, 2006||3||1:52||California, United States|
|Loss||17–8||Diego Sanchez||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 60||May 27, 2006||3||5:00||California, United States|
|Win||17–7||Savant Young||Submission (rear naked choke)||King of the Cage: Shock and Awe||October 1, 2005||3||2:09||Alberta, Canada|
|Win||16–7||Shannon Ritch||TKO (punches)||King of the Cage: Prime Time||August 5, 2005||1||0:41||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)||Enter the Beast||March 6, 2004||1||2:59||British Columbia, Canada|
|Win||14–6||Ronald Jhun||Decision (unanimous)||King of the Cage 29: Renegades||September 5, 2003||3||5:00||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||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||California, United States|
|Win||11–5||John Delao||TKO (punches)||World Freestyle Fighting 1||April 13, 2002||1||1:22||Canada|
|Win||10–5||Nassor Lewis||Submission (rear naked choke)||KOTC 12 - Cold Blood||February 9, 2002||1||2:07||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||California, United States|
|Loss||7–5||Joe Doerksen||Submission (rear naked choke)||Superbrawl: Futurebrawl 2000||November 14, 2000||2||3:48||Hawaii, United States|
|Loss||7–4||Pat Miletich||Submission (armbar)||UFC 26||June 9, 2000||2||1:43||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||Hawaii, United States|
|Win||6–3||John Chrisostomo||TKO (strikes)||SuperBrawl 16||February 8, 2000||2||3:04||Hawaii, United States|
|Loss||5–3||Egan Inoue||Submission (rear naked choke)||SuperBrawl 15||December 7, 1999||1||2:41||Hawaii, United States|
|Win||5–2||Jason Meaders||Decision (split0||Neutral Grounds 13||November 20, 1999||N/A||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||Utah, United States|
|Win||3–1||Ben Earwood||Decision (split)||Extreme Challenge 28||October 9, 1999||1||13:00||Utah, United States|
|Loss||2–1||David Harris||Submission (rear naked choke)||Bas Rutten Invitational 2||April 24, 1999||1||8:32||Colorado, United States|
|Win||2–0||Derek McClinton||submission (heel hook)||Ultimate Battle||May 17, 1998||1||1:44||Canada|
|Win||1–0||Mike Headley||submission (arm triangle choke)||Ultimate Battle||May 17, 1998||1||5:28||Canada|
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- "Alessio, Carneiro, Shamrock, High, Linhares and Beebe among weekend winners". MMAJUNKIE.com. 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2010-10-18.
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- "John Alessio vs. Shane Roller booked for UFC 148 in July". mmajunkie.com. May 10, 2012.
- Steven Marrocco (July 31, 2012). "John Alessio released from UFC, unsure of next step". MMAjunkie.com.
- Top MMA News Staff (September 13, 2012). "John Alessio Signs With Aggression FC". topmmanews.com.
- Top MMA News Staff (October 25, 2012). "Aggression Announces Official AFC 13 Victoria Card". topmmanews.com.
- Top MMA News Staff (November 3, 2012). "Aggression FC 13 Results - Mazany vs Alessio Ends in No Contest". topmmanews.com.
- Top MMA News Staff (June 2, 2012). "Alessio Signs With Bellator MMA". topmmanews.com.
- "Marriage Record for John Alessio". Recorder.co.clark.nv.us. 2010-06-10. Retrieved 2010-11-26.
- "Lessons Learned: John Alessio Settles Down". ISLANDSPORTSNEWS.net. 2010-03-21. Retrieved 2010-04-02.