Alex Garcia (fighter)
Lenin Billy Garcia Ciriaco|
July 14, 1987
Santiago, Dominican Republic
|Other names||The Dominican Nightmare|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|Reach||72 in (183 cm)|
|Style||Kickboxing, Submission Wrestling|
|Fighting out of||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts career
Garcia made his professional debut 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
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. Stahl had to pull out with an injury. Garcia's new opponent for the event was former TUF Smashes cast member Ben Wall. Garcia won the fight via knockout at just 43 seconds into the first round.
Garcia was expected to face promotional newcomer Matt Dwyer on August 2, 2014 at UFC 176. However, Dwyer pulled out of the bout citing injury and was replaced by Neil Magny. Subsequently, after UFC 176 was cancelled, Magny/Garcia was rescheduled and eventually took place on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 49. He lost the fight by unanimous decision.
Garcia was expected to face Colby Covington on June 18, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 89. However, Garcia was pulled from the fight on June 10 for undisclosed reasons and replaced by promotional newcomer Jonathan Meunier.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|20 matches||15 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||15–5||Ryan LaFlare||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee||April 21, 2018||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||15–4||Muslim Salikhov||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Gastelum||November 25, 2017||2||3:22||Shanghai, China|
|Loss||14–4||Tim Means||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Lee||June 25, 2017||3||5:00||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||14–3||Mike Pyle||KO (punch)||UFC 207||December 30, 2016||1||3:34||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Loss||13–3||Sean Strickland||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Cowboy||February 21, 2016||3||4:25||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Win||13–2||Mike Swick||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 189||July 11, 2015||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||12–2||Neil Magny||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos||August 23, 2014||3||5:00||Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States|
|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, 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 Championship.|
|Win||6–0||Tyler Jackson||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Ringside MMA 9: Payback||November 13, 2010||1||4:51||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Catchweight (175 lbs) bout.|
|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|
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- Tristen Critchfield (2015-04-07). "Mike Swick returns from extended absence, meets Alex Garcia at UFC 189". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-04-07.
- Steven Marrocco (2015-07-11). "UFC 189 results: Alex Garcia frustrates Mike Swick for unanimous nod". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-07-11.
- Staff (2015-12-15). "Seven fights added to UFC Fight Night 82 in Pittsburgh". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-15.
- Adrian McNair (2016-02-21). "UFC Fight Night 83 results: TKO! Sean Strickland swarms on Alex Garcia late to get stoppage at UFC Pittsburgh". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2016-02-21.
- Staff (2016-03-29). "Multiple fight bookings made official for UFC Fight Night 89". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2016-03-29.
- Marc Raimondi (2016-06-10). "Prospect Jonathan Meunier to replace Alex Garcia vs. Colby Covington at UFC Ottawa". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-06-10.
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- "Alex Garcia after UFC-Shanghai victory: Who's getting the attention now?". MMAjunkie. 2017-11-25. Retrieved 2017-11-26.
- "LI's LaFlare returns at UFC Atlantic City". Newsday. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
- "UFC Fight Night 128 results: Ryan LaFlare outworks Alex Garcia for decision". MMAjunkie. 2018-04-22. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
- Marcel Dorff (2018-09-07). "Welterweights Alex Garcia and Court McGee compete during UFC Moncton". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-09-07. (in Dutch)