Alex Reid (fighter)
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|Born||Alexander Aristides Reid|
21 July 1975
Aldershot, Hampshire, England
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||13 st 3 lb (84 kg)|
|Reach||77.0 in (196 cm)|
|Fighting out of||London, England|
Reidernater Vale Tudo
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Spouse||Katie Price (m. 2010–2011)|
|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. 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.
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.
Reid played Jason Cunliffe in the Channel 4 soap-opera Hollyoaks in 2001. He appeared in the comedy series My Hero in 2002. He also appeared in the TV Series Drifters (2016), as himself.
Mixed martial arts
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." He participated in mixed martial arts promotions Cage Rage, BAMMA and UCMMA and made his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2000.
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
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. 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 and he was replaced by Matt Horwich. 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. 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. 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. On 16 July 2016, Reid made his return to MMA for the first time in nearly four years.
Celebrity Big Brother
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.
Reid began dating English media personality Katie Price in July 2009, thus becoming embroiled in intense tabloid publicity in Britain following Price's divorce from Peter Andre, her first husband. In February 2010, Reid and Price married in Las Vegas. Price announced they had separated in January 2011.
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.
In 2020 Reid opened a fitness centre.[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.
Mixed martial arts record
|22 matches||10 wins||10 losses|
|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|
|5 matches||4 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||3–1||Rodney Moore||Decision (unanimous)||AKUMA MMA||30 March 2014||3||3:00||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Win||3–0||Jack Mason||Decision (unanimous)||UCMMA 7 - Mayhem||19 September 2009||3||3:00||London, England||Defends UK1 Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||2–0||Jake Bostwick||KO (right knee)||UCMMA 5 - Heat||11 July 2009||1||1:55||London, England||Won UK1 Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||1–0||John Maguire||Decision (unanimous)||UCMMA 2 - Unbreakable||7 February 2009||3||3:00||London, England|
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- ^ "IT'S OVER! Chantelle Ends Alex Relationship". 7 September 2012.
- ^ "What happened to Celebrity Big Brother's Alex Reid after winning series 7?". Metro. 23 June 2020. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
- ^ Former cage fighter Alex Reid jailed for 8 weeks for lying over a crash compensation claim The Independent 22 April 2021
- ^ Former cage fighter Alex Reid jailed over car crash compensation claim lie Manchester Evening News 21 April 2021
- ^  Archived 13 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.Retrieved on 8 August 2011.
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- Male actors from Hampshire
- Alumni of the Guildford School of Acting
- Reality show winners
- Cruiserweight kickboxers
- English male film actors
- English male kickboxers
- English male mixed martial artists
- English male television actors
- Katie Price
- Living people
- Middleweight mixed martial artists
- Sportspeople from Aldershot
- People educated at Alderwood School
- Actors from Aldershot