Alex White (fighter)

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Alex White
BornAlex White
(1988-10-22) October 22, 1988 (age 30)
Tuscumbia, Missouri, United States
Other namesThe Spartan
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
DivisionFeatherweight
Lightweight
Reach71 in (180 cm)[1]
StyleBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofFarmington, Missouri, United States
RankBlue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Years active2010–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total17
Wins12
By knockout5
By submission5
By decision2
Losses5
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision3
WebsiteOfficial UFC Profile
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: April 21, 2014

Alexander Randle "Alex" White[3] (born October 22, 1988) is an American mixed martial artist, who competes as a featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Background[edit]

Born and raised Tuscumbia, Missouri, White was critically injured as a toddler when he mistakenly drank gasoline placed in a milk jug near other jugs that were filled with lemonade. The gasoline accident burned his vocal cords, damaged his hearing and contributed to a minor speech impediment. As a young adult, White was in and out of homelessness for a time before discovering combat sports: First, boxing, then mixed martial arts.[4][5]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

White began his mixed martial arts career in 2009, and turned professional the following year. Along the way he compiled an undefeated record on the regional circuit, competing mostly in his native Missouri before signing with the UFC in March 2014.[4]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

White made his promotional debut on April 19, 2014 at UFC on Fox 11 against Estevan Payan, replacing an injured Mike Brown.[6] He won his debut via first round KO.[7]

White faced Lucas Martins on July 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 45, again as a short notice replacement, filling in for an injured Jim Alers.[8] He lost the back-and-forth fight via knockout due to punches in the third round.

White next faced Clay Collard on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181.[9] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[10]

White was expected to face Mark Eddiva on May 16, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 66.[11] However on April 26, it was announced that White suffered an undisclosed injury and was forced out of the bout.[12]

White faced Artem Lobov on February 2, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 82.[13] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[14]

White was expected to face Ryan Hall on July 13, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 91.[15] However, the bout was scrapped on June 28 as White pulled out due to an undisclosed injury. In turn, Hall elected to fight on a different date rather than have the promotion find him a replacement.[16]

White was tabbed as a short notice replacement and faced Tony Martin in a lightweight bout on January 15, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 103.[17] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[18]

White faced Mitch Clarke on September 9, 2017 at UFC 215.[19] He won the fight via TKO in the second round.[20]

White faced James Krause on January 14, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi.[21] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[22]

White faced Jim Miller on September 8, 2018 at UFC 228.[23] He lost the fight via submission in the first round.[24]

Championships and achievements[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 12–5 Jim Miller Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 228 September 8, 2018 1 1:29 Dallas, Texas, United States
Loss 12–4 James Krause Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi January 14, 2018 3 5:00 St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Win 12–3 Mitch Clarke TKO (punches) UFC 215 September 9, 2017 2 4:36 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Loss 11–3 Tony Martin Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Penn January 15, 2017 3 5:00 Phoenix, Arizona, United States Return to Lightweight.
Win 11–2 Artem Lobov Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson February 6, 2016 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 10–2 Clay Collard Decision (unanimous) UFC 181 December 6, 2014 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 10–1 Lucas Martins KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller July 16, 2014 3 2:08 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 10–0 Estevan Payan KO (punches) UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne April 19, 2014 1 1:28 Orlando, Florida, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 9–0 Adam Rider Submission (triangle choke) Rumble Time Promotions: Rumble at the Chase January 18, 2014 1 1:58 St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Win 8–0 Will Shutt TKO (punches) Cage Fighting Events November 1, 2013 1 2:32 St. Charles, Missouri, United States
Win 7–0 Roy Babcock TKO (corner stoppage) Titan Fighting Championship 26 August 30, 2013 2 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 6–0 Adam Ward Decision (split) Cage Fighting Events April 5, 2013 3 5:00 St. Charles, Missouri, United States
Win 5–0 Charon Spain TKO (retirement) Rumble Time Promotions October 26, 2012 2 5:00 St. Charles, Missouri, United States
Win 4–0 Javon Wright Submission (rear-naked choke) Cage Championships 39 August 18, 2012 2 3:15 Sullivan, Missouri, United States
Win 3–0 Mark Nguyen Submission (armbar) Cage Championships 38 June 23, 2012 1 3:47 Sullivan, Missouri, United States
Win 2–0 Greg Wilson Jr. Submission (rear-naked choke) Fight Me MMA April 13, 2012 2 2:05 St. Charles, Missouri, United States
Win 1–0 Pietro Falco Submission (guillotine choke) La Resa dei Conti 12 November 19, 2010 1 0:00 Livorno, Italy

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fight Card - UFC 181 Hendricks vs. Lawler II". UFC.com. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "Alex White - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  3. ^ http://boxing.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/boxingnvgov/content/results/2014_Results/12-06-14MMA.pdf
  4. ^ a b Elias Cepeda (April 17, 2014). "UFC newcomer Alex White's miraculous life". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
  5. ^ Mike Bohn (2014-07-15). "A gulp of gasoline changed UFC fighter Alex White's life, inspired others". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-15.
  6. ^ "Welcome to the UFC Alex White". bloodyelbow.com. April 6, 2014.
  7. ^ "UFC on FOX 11 results, photos: Alex White throttles Estevan Payan in first". mmajunkie.com. April 19, 2014.
  8. ^ Staff (June 29, 2014). "Alex White replaces Jim Alers at UFC Fight Night 45 in Atlantic City". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  9. ^ MMA Fighting Newswire (October 16, 2014). "Alex White vs. Clay Collard set for UFC 181". mmafighting.com. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  10. ^ "UFC 181 Results: Clay Collard Outstrikes Alex White In Entertaining Scrap". FanSided.
  11. ^ Staff (2015-02-23). "Mark Eddiva vs. Alex White added to UFC Fight Night 66 in Philippines". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
  12. ^ Staff (2015-04-26). "Alex White out of UFC Fight Night 66 bout with Mark Eddiva; replacement sought". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
  13. ^ Lee Williams (2016-01-01). "Alex White set to face Artem Lobov at UFC Fight Night 82 Feb.6 in Las Vegas". mmacrazytv.com. Archived from the original on 2016-01-03. Retrieved 2016-01-01.
  14. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-02-06). "UFC Fight Night 82 results: Alex White returns from 14-month layoff to top Artem Lobov". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  15. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-05-24). "Ryan Hall vs. Alex White set for UFC Fight Night in Sioux Falls". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  16. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-06-28). "UFC Fight Night Sioux Falls update: Alex White-Ryan Hall featherweight bout canceled". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-06-28.
  17. ^ Staff (2016-12-12). "Alex White steps in for Erik Koch against Tony Martin at UFC Fight Night 103". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-12.
  18. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2017-01-15). "UFC Fight Night 103 results: Tony Martin grinds out unanimous decision sweep of Alex White". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  19. ^ Richard Mann (2017-07-28). "Lightweight contest between Mitch Clarke and Alex White added to UFC 215". adcombat.com. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  20. ^ "UFC 215 results: Alex White picks apart, devastates Mitch Clarke on the feet". MMAjunkie. 2017-09-10. Retrieved 2017-09-10.
  21. ^ Staff (2017-11-09). "Tri of fights added to UFC Fight Night 124 in St. Louis". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-11-09.
  22. ^ "UFC St. Louis RESULTS: James Krause defeats Alex White in Battle of Missourians - MMA Today". MMA Today. 2018-01-14. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  23. ^ Staff (2018-07-24). "Jim Miller gets 30th UFC fight, meets Alex White at UFC 228 in Dallas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  24. ^ John Morgan (2018-09-08). "UFC 228 results: Jim Miller makes UFC history, submits Alex White in 89 seconds". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-09-08.

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