Alex Garcia (fighter)

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Alex Garcia
Born Lenin Billy Garcia Ciriaco[1]
(1987-07-14) July 14, 1987 (age 31)
Santiago, Dominican Republic
Other names The Dominican Nightmare
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Division Welterweight
Reach 72 in (183 cm)[3]
Style Kickboxing, Submission Wrestling
Fighting out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Team Tristar Gym
Years active 2009-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 20
Wins 15
By knockout 6
By submission 6
By decision 3
Losses 5
By knockout 2
By decision 3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Alex Garcia (born July 14, 1987) is a Dominican mixed martial artist who competes in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

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[edit]

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.[4][5] Stahl had to pull out with an injury. Garcia's new opponent for the event was former TUF Smashes cast member Ben Wall.[6] Garcia won the fight via knockout at just 43 seconds into the first round.

Garcia next faced Sean Spencer on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171. He won the back-and-forth fight via split decision.

Garcia was expected to face promotional newcomer Matt Dwyer on August 2, 2014 at UFC 176.[7] 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.[8] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.

Garcia faced Mike Swick on July 11, 2015 at UFC 189.[9] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[10]

Garcia faced Sean Strickland on February 21, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 83.[11] After a back-and-forth first two rounds, he lost the fight via TKO in the third round.[12]

Garcia was expected to face Colby Covington on June 18, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 89.[13] However, Garcia was pulled from the fight on June 10 for undisclosed reasons and replaced by promotional newcomer Jonathan Meunier.[14]

Garcia faced Mike Pyle on December 30, 2016 at UFC 207.[15] He won the fight by knockout in the first round.[16] The win also earned Garcia his first Performance of the Night bonus award.[17]

Garcia faced Tim Means on June 25, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 112.[18] He lost by unanimous decision.[19]

Garcia faced Muslim Salikhov on November 25, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 122.[20] He won the fight via submission in the second round.[21]

Gracia faced Ryan LaFlare on April 21, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 128.[22] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[23]

Garcia is expected to face Court McGee on October 27, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 138.[24]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://boxing.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/boxingnvgov/content/results/2016_Results/12-30-16MMA.pdf
  2. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 189 Mendes vs. McGregor". UFC.com. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Henderson vs. Dos Anjos". UFC.com. Retrieved August 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Octagon Debutants Andreas Stahl, Alex Garcia Targeted for UFC Fight Night 33 Clash". Sherdog. 
  5. ^ "Tristar's Alex Garcia Signs with UFC - Top MMA News at topmmanews.com". topmmanews.com. 
  6. ^ "Garcia Gets New Opponent For UFC Fight Night 33". topmmanews.com. 
  7. ^ Jason Floyd (2014-06-30). "Alex Garcia vs. Matt Dwyer confirmed for UFC 176". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  8. ^ Staff (2014-07-09). "Neil Magny replaces Matt Dwyer, meets Alex Garcia at UFC Fight Night 49". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 
  9. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2015-04-07). "Mike Swick returns from extended absence, meets Alex Garcia at UFC 189". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-04-07. 
  10. ^ Steven Marrocco (2015-07-11). "UFC 189 results: Alex Garcia frustrates Mike Swick for unanimous nod". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-07-11. 
  11. ^ Staff (2015-12-15). "Seven fights added to UFC Fight Night 82 in Pittsburgh". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  12. ^ 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. 
  13. ^ Staff (2016-03-29). "Multiple fight bookings made official for UFC Fight Night 89". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  14. ^ Marc Raimondi (2016-06-10). "Prospect Jonathan Meunier to replace Alex Garcia vs. Colby Covington at UFC Ottawa". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  15. ^ Adam Hill (2016-10-12). "2 fights added to December UFC cards in Las Vegas". reviewjournal.com. Retrieved 2016-10-12. 
  16. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-12-30). "UFC 207 results: Alex Garcia gives Mike Pyle worst belated Christmas gift ever with 1-punch KO". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  17. ^ Staff (2016-12-31). "UFC 207 bonuses: Amanda Nunes and Alex Garcia pick up $50,000 for their brutal knockouts". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-31. 
  18. ^ Themistoklis Alexis (2017-05-15). "Tm Means draws Alex Garcia at UFC Oklahoma City". thescore.com. Retrieved 2017-05-15. 
  19. ^ "UFC Fight Night 112 results: Tim Means picks up decision win over Alex Garcia (highlights) | BJPenn.com". | BJPenn.com. 2017-06-25. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  20. ^ https://www.tapology.com/forum/bouts/333647-ufc-fight-night-122-muslim-king-of-kung-fu-salikhov-vs-alex-the-dominican-nightmare-garcia/765339-Official_Discussion_Thread_for_Muslim_salikhov_vs_
  21. ^ "Alex Garcia after UFC-Shanghai victory: Who's getting the attention now?". MMAjunkie. 2017-11-25. Retrieved 2017-11-26. 
  22. ^ "LI's LaFlare returns at UFC Atlantic City". Newsday. Retrieved 2018-03-01. 
  23. ^ "UFC Fight Night 128 results: Ryan LaFlare outworks Alex Garcia for decision". MMAjunkie. 2018-04-22. Retrieved 2018-04-22. 
  24. ^ Marcel Dorff (2018-09-07). "Welterweights Alex Garcia and Court McGee compete during UFC Moncton". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-09-07.  (in Dutch)

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