Alex White (fighter)
October 22, 1988
Tuscumbia, Missouri, United States
|Other names||The Spartan|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||71 in (180 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Farmington, Missouri, United States|
|Rank||Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Website||Official UFC Profile|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
last updated on: April 21, 2014
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.
Mixed martial arts career
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.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
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. He lost the back-and-forth fight via knockout due to punches in the third round.
White was expected to face Ryan Hall on July 13, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 91. 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.
Championships and achievements
Mixed martial arts
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|17 matches||12 wins||5 losses|
|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|
- "Fight Card - UFC 181 Hendricks vs. Lawler II". UFC.com. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
- "Alex White - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
- Elias Cepeda (April 17, 2014). "UFC newcomer Alex White's miraculous life". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
- Mike Bohn (2014-07-15). "A gulp of gasoline changed UFC fighter Alex White's life, inspired others". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-15.
- "Welcome to the UFC Alex White". bloodyelbow.com. April 6, 2014.
- "UFC on FOX 11 results, photos: Alex White throttles Estevan Payan in first". mmajunkie.com. April 19, 2014.
- Staff (June 29, 2014). "Alex White replaces Jim Alers at UFC Fight Night 45 in Atlantic City". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
- MMA Fighting Newswire (October 16, 2014). "Alex White vs. Clay Collard set for UFC 181". mmafighting.com. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
- "UFC 181 Results: Clay Collard Outstrikes Alex White In Entertaining Scrap". FanSided.
- Staff (2015-02-23). "Mark Eddiva vs. Alex White added to UFC Fight Night 66 in Philippines". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
- Staff (2015-04-26). "Alex White out of UFC Fight Night 66 bout with Mark Eddiva; replacement sought". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tristen Critchfield (2016-05-24). "Ryan Hall vs. Alex White set for UFC Fight Night in Sioux Falls". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
- Tristen Critchfield (2016-06-28). "UFC Fight Night Sioux Falls update: Alex White-Ryan Hall featherweight bout canceled". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-06-28.
- 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.
- 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.
- Richard Mann (2017-07-28). "Lightweight contest between Mitch Clarke and Alex White added to UFC 215". adcombat.com. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
- "UFC 215 results: Alex White picks apart, devastates Mitch Clarke on the feet". MMAjunkie. 2017-09-10. Retrieved 2017-09-10.
- Staff (2017-11-09). "Tri of fights added to UFC Fight Night 124 in St. Louis". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-11-09.
- "UFC St. Louis RESULTS: James Krause defeats Alex White in Battle of Missourians - MMA Today". MMA Today. 2018-01-14. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
- Staff (2018-07-24). "Jim Miller gets 30th UFC fight, meets Alex White at UFC 228 in Dallas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
- 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.