Alex Reid (fighter)

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Alex Reid
Reid in May 2021.jpg
Reid in May 2021
BornAlexander Aristides Reid[1]
(1975-07-21) 21 July 1975 (age 46)
Aldershot, Hampshire, England
Other namesReidernator[2]
Alex Thorne
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight13 st 3 lb (84 kg)
DivisionMiddleweight
Reach77.0 in (196 cm)
StyleKickboxing
Fighting out ofLondon, England
TeamLondon Shootfighters
Reidernater Vale Tudo
Years active1998–present
Kickboxing record
Total10
Wins9
By knockout8
Losses1
Draws0
Mixed martial arts record
Total20
Wins11
By knockout3
By submission8
By decision0
Losses7
By knockout1
By submission0
By decision6
Draws1
No contests1
Other information
SpouseKatie Price (m. 2010–2011)
Children2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Alexander Aristides Reid (born 21 July 1975) is an English former mixed martial artist (MMA), fighting under Bellator, BAMMA and Cage Rage.[3] He is an actor, having been in Hollyoaks also making an appearance in Drifters. Reid was the winner of Channel 4's 7th and final series of Celebrity Big Brother in 2010.

Early life[edit]

Reid was born in Aldershot, Hampshire, where he attended the Connaught School. His father was a paratrooper and his mother was a homemaker. He is the youngest of six siblings.[4]

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

Alex Reid (left) with Derek Chisora in 2011

Reid played Jason Cunliffe in the Channel 4 soap-opera Hollyoaks in 2001.[5] He appeared in the comedy series My Hero in 2002.[6] He also appeared in the TV Series Drifters (2016), as himself.[7][8]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Reid first got into martial arts at 14 and subsequently turned to mixed martial arts: "It was just a natural progression. I started off doing kung fu, karate-style tournaments before moving on to boxing, kickboxing, a little bit of judo, jiu-jitsu. MMA was a natural progression for a young lad wanting to find the latest and best style. It's just the most efficient and effective blend of martial arts really."[2] He participated in mixed martial arts promotions Cage Rage, BAMMA and UCMMA and made his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2000.[9]

Between 2004 and 2007, Reid appeared in the Cage Rage Championships. During this period, he achieved a record of 8 wins and 2 losses. On 22 September 2007, Reid faced Matt Ewin for the Cage Rage British Middleweight Championship at Cage Rage 23: Unbelievable, where he completed to fight until full time in which lost by a few points.

Return to mixed martial arts[edit]

On 15 May 2010, Reid was scheduled to return to the cage professionally for the first time since 2007 to face Tom "Kong" Watson for the vacant BAMMA Middleweight Championship at BAMMA 3.[10] However, Reid injured his knee while filming his documentary TV series Alex Reid: The Fight of His Life and was forced to pull out of the Reid-Watson fight[11] and he was replaced by Matt Horwich.[12] The pair rescheduled to meet at BAMMA 4

On 14 May 2011, Reid announced his retirement from MMA at an UCMMA 20 event in London.[13] However, he did not rule out a return to the sport in future. His retirement was short lived, as he accepted a challenge from Jason Barrett at UCMMA 22.[citation needed] During the weigh-ins the day prior to the 2011 fight, both men weighed in at just under the 13 st 3 lb mark, being 13 st 2 lb and 13 st 1 lb respectively. On 6 August, Reid defeated Jason Barrett, via triangle choke in the first round, marking his first win in 6 years in MMA.[14] On 16 July 2016, Reid made his return to MMA for the first time in nearly four years. Reid has an impeccable fight record competing in over 300 fights. Reid is trained in over 15 martial art styles and utilised this knowledge in his MMA career.

Celebrity Big Brother[edit]

On 3 January 2010, Reid became one of twelve housemates in Channel 4's 7th and final series of Celebrity Big Brother. Reid managed to win over the public and on 29 January he won the show with 65% of the vote beating the bookies favourites Dane Bowers and Vinnie Jones to be awarded most successful Celebrity Big Brother winner by public vote.

Personal life[edit]

Reid began dating English media personality Katie Price July 2009, thus becoming embroiled in intense tabloid publicity in Britain following Price's divorce from Peter Andre, her first husband.[15][16] In February 2010, Reid and Price married in Las Vegas.[17] Price announced they had separated in January 2011.[18]

Reid later began dating glamour model and fellow Celebrity Big Brother winner Chantelle Houghton. On 17 June 2012, Houghton gave birth to a daughter, Dolly Reid. The couple separated in October 2012.[19][citation needed]

In 2020 Alex Reid opened a fitness centre that focuses on athletic fitness, he teaches martial arts to children in between acting roles in film, stage and documentaries.[20][better source needed]

In April 2021, Reid was sentenced to eight weeks, half of which to be served in prison, for contempt of court after making a false statement in a claim for compensation after a car crash.[21][22]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
22 matches 10 wins 10 losses
By knockout 3 3
By submission 5 1
By decision 2 6
Draws 1
No contests 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 10–10–1 (1) Manuel Garcia Decision (unanimous) Bellator 158 16 July 2016 3 5:00 London, England
Win 10–9–1 (1) Sam Boo Decision (unanimous) BAMMA 11 1 December 2012 3 5:00 Birmingham, England
Win 9–9–1 (1) Jason Barrett Submission (triangle choke) UCMMA 22: Warrior Creed 6 August 2011 1 2:19 London, England
Loss 8–9–1 (1) Tom Watson Decision (unanimous) BAMMA 4 25 September 2010 5 5:00 Birmingham, England For the BAMMA Middleweight Championship.
Loss 8–8–1 (1) Matt Ewin Decision (unanimous) Cage Rage 23 22 September 2007 3 5:00 London, England For the Cage Rage British Middleweight Championship.
Loss 8–7–1 (1) Murilo Rua TKO (doctor stoppage) Cage Rage 21 21 April 2007 1 0:28 London, England
Loss 8–6–1 (1) Xavier Foupa-Pokam Decision (unanimous) Cage Rage 19 9 December 2006 2 5:00 London, England
Loss 8–5–1 (1) Tony Fryklund Submission (heel hook) Cage Rage 18 30 September 2006 1 1:32 London, England
Loss 8–4–1 (1) Dave Menne Decision (unanimous) Cage Rage 16 22 April 2006 3 5:00 London, England
Loss 8–3–1 (1) Jason Tan Decision (split) WCFC: No Guts No Glory 18 March 2006 3 5:00 Manchester, England
Draw 8–2–1 (1) Daijiro Matsui Draw (majority) Cage Rage 14 3 December 2005 3 5:00 London, England
Win 8–2 (1) Kyosuke Sasaki TKO (doctor stoppage) Cage Rage 12 2 July 2005 1 5:00 London, England
Loss 7–2 (1) Jorge Rivera KO (strikes) Cage Rage 10 26 February 2005 1 0:41 London, England
Win 7–1 (1) Tulio Palhares Submission (triangle choke) Cage Rage 9 27 November 2004 1 1:17 London, England
Loss 6–1 (1) Mark Weir TKO (doctor stoppage) Extreme Brawl 6 21 March 2004 2 N/A Bracknell, England
Win 6–0 (1) Jean-François Lénogue Submission (triangle choke) Extreme Brawl 5 22 December 2003 1 N/A Bracknell, England
Win 5–0 (1) Mark Day TKO (strikes) Extreme Brawl 2 30 March 2003 2 N/A Bracknell, England
Win 4–0 (1) Matt Ewin Submission (toe hold) Extreme Brawl 1 15 December 2002 2 N/A Bracknell, England
NC 3–0 (1) Jean Silva NC (cage malfunction) Millennium Brawl 8 22 September 2002 3 N/A High Wycombe, England
Win 3–0 Mark Singleton KO (punch) Yorkshire Fight Night 29 April 2001 1 2:00 Yorkshire, England
Win 2–0 Kieron McEntee Submission (rear-naked choke) Ultimate Fight Night 9 December 2000 N/A N/A High Wycombe, England
Win 1–0 Rosaire Letapin Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: Pancrase UK 25 November 2000 N/A N/A High Wycombe, England

Kickboxing record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
5 matches 4 wins 1 loss
By knockout 1 0
By decision 3 1
Draws 0
No contests 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 3–1 England Rodney Moore Decision (unanimous) AKUMA MMA 30 March 2014 3 3:00 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Win 3–0 England Jack Mason Decision (unanimous) UCMMA 7 - Mayhem 19 September 2009 3 3:00 London, England Defends UK1 Middleweight Championship.
Win 2–0 England Jake Bostwick KO (right knee) UCMMA 5 - Heat 11 July 2009 1 1:55 London, England Won UK1 Middleweight Championship.
Win 1–0 England John Maguire Decision (unanimous) UCMMA 2 - Unbreakable 7 February 2009 3 3:00 London, England

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alexander Aristides Reid v Katie Price [2020] EWHC 594 (QB) – Assessment of damages for the misuse of private information". 1 Chancery Lane. 27 March 2020. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Alex Reid – The Reidernater Is Poised for Pandemonium - Fight Times Magazine". 10 May 2008.
  3. ^ Sherdog.com. "Alex". Sherdog. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  4. ^ Vernon, Polly (17 April 2010). "Alex Reid: actor, cage-fighter, and Mr Katie Price". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  5. ^ "20 stars you may not know appeared on Hollyoaks". 23 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Alex Reid: I've had to rebrand myself after my association with Katie Price - CelebsNow". 27 April 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Meg shaves Alex Reid's bum - Drifters".
  8. ^ "Drifters Season 4".
  9. ^ "Alex Reid". Sherdog. Archived from the original on 17 June 2015.
  10. ^ "BAMMA 3 – Alex Reid v Tom Watson – May 15th 2010, LG Arena Birmingham". ADCC NEWS. 10 March 2010. Archived from the original on 28 October 2017. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  11. ^ Copson, Leigh. "Alex Reid Pulls Out of Controversial Title Fight with Tom Watson". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  12. ^ Writer, Sports. "Who Cares About Alex Reid? Fighting Talk From UK Middleweight Tom Watson". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Alex Reid Retires". Fullmount.co.uk. 15 May 2011. Archived from the original on 31 August 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  14. ^ "UCMMA 22 - Warrior Creed". MMA-Core. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  15. ^ "Price spends night with ex-soap actor". 26 July 2009. Retrieved 7 September 2009.
  16. ^ "Alex Reid talks fame and fighting". 10 April 2010. Retrieved 28 October 2017 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
  17. ^ "Model Katie Price married Alex Reid in Vegas". BBC News. 2 February 2010.
  18. ^ "Katie Price announces split from husband Alex Reid". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  19. ^ "IT'S OVER! Chantelle Ends Alex Relationship". 7 September 2012.
  20. ^ "What happened to Celebrity Big Brother's Alex Reid after winning series 7?". Metro. 23 June 2020. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  21. ^ Former cage fighter Alex Reid jailed for 8 weeks for lying over a crash compensation claim The Independent 22 April 2021
  22. ^ Former cage fighter Alex Reid jailed over car crash compensation claim lie Manchester Evening News 21 April 2021
  23. ^ [1] Archived 13 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.Retrieved on 8 August 2011.

External links[edit]

Media related to Alex Reid at Wikimedia Commons

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