Aleksandra Albu

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Alexandra Albu
BornAleksandra Albu
(1990-07-14) July 14, 1990 (age 29)
Vulcănești, Moldovian SSR, USSR
Other namesStitch
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
NationalityRussian
Moldovan
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Weight115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)
DivisionStrawweight[1]
Reach62 in (157 cm)
StyleJudo, Karate
Fighting out ofMoscow, Russia
TeamMMA–KEGI
TrainerAndrey Tsarkov
RankBlack Belt in karate[2]
Mixed martial arts record
Total5
Wins3
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision1
Losses2
By submission1
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Aleksandra Albu (Russian: Александра Албу; born July 14, 1990) or Alexandra Albu is a Moldovan-born Russian mixed martial artist.[3]She went to represent Russia after several years of training in Moscow.[4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Alexandra Albu has competed in karate, crossfit, and bodybuilding competitions.[2]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Albu was expected to make her promotional debut against Julie Kedzie at UFC Fight Night 33 on December 6, 2013. However, Albu was forced to pull out of the bout due to a knee injury.[5]

Albu made her eventual debut on April 11, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 64 against Izabela Badurek.[6] Albu defeated Badurek in the second round with a guillotine choke.[7]

In July 2017 after a two year hiatus, Albu returned to UFC with a match against American fighter Kailin Curran. Albu won by unanimous decision.[8]

Albu faced Emily Whitmire on February 17, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 1.[9] She lost the fight via submission in the first round.[10]

Albu faced promotional newcomer Loma Lookboonmee on October 26, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 20.[11] She lost the fight via split decision.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Albu is currently a student at the Academy of Intellectual Property. Her nickname, Stitch, comes from the fictional character Stitch from the movie Lilo & Stitch.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
5 matches 3 wins 2 losses
By knockout 1 0
By submission 1 1
By decision 1 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 3–2 Loma Lookboonmee Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Askren October 26, 2019 3 5:00 Kallang, Singapore
Loss 3–1 Emily Whitmire Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez February 17, 2019 1 1:01 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 3–0 Kailin Curran Decision (unanimous) UFC 214 July 29, 2017 3 5:00 Anaheim, California, United States
Win 2–0 Izabela Badurek Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2 April 11, 2015 2 3:34 Kraków, Poland Strawweight debut.
Win 1–0 Lyubov Demidova TKO (punches) Octagon Fight Club June 29, 2013 1 3:13 Moscow, Russia Bantamweight debut.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Fox Sports. "Aleksandra Albu moving to to(sic) strawweight, but first recovering from injury". FOX Sports.
  2. ^ a b "Alexandra Albu". UFC.
  3. ^ "Aleksandra Albu, UFC Mystery Girl". Awakening Fighters.
  4. ^ "Alexandra Albu, una dintre cele mai sexy luptătoare din UFC" (in Romanian). Prosport. 6 June 2014.
  5. ^ Mike Whitman (2013-11-13). "UFC Fight Night 33 Update: Aleksandra Albu Out, Bethe Correia In Against Julie Kedzie". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2013-11-13.
  6. ^ C.J. Tuttle (2015-02-25). "UFC newcomers Aleksandra Albu, Izabela Badurek to meet on April 11 in Poland". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-02-25.
  7. ^ Steven Marrocco (2015-04-11). "UFC Fight Night 64 results: Alexandra Albu taps Izabela Badurek with guillotine choke". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-11.
  8. ^ Martin, Todd (29 July 2017). "Alexandra Albu vs. Kailin Curran live round-by-round coverage". latimes.com. Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  9. ^ Marcel Dorff (2018-12-13). "Many battles of canceled UFC 233 card moved to other events" (in Dutch). mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  10. ^ "UFC on ESPN 1 results: Emily Whitmire needs just 61 seconds to submit Alexandra Albu". MMAjunkie. 2019-02-17. Retrieved 2019-02-18.
  11. ^ Redactie (2019-09-10). "Aleksandra Albu meets UFC debutante Loma Lookboonmee during UFC Singapore". mmadna.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  12. ^ "UFC Singapore Results: Loma Lookboonmee Makes History in Win Over Alexandra Albu". October 26, 2019.
  13. ^ Sherdog.com. "Aleksandra". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-10-26.

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