Andre Winner

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Andre Winner
Born (1985-11-09) 9 November 1985 (age 29)
St. George's, Grenada
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight
Reach 73.0 in (185 cm)[1]
Style Boxing, Kyokushin Karate
Fighting out of Leicester, England, United Kingdom
Team Team Rough House
Rank      Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2006–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 30
Wins 20
By knockout 4
By submission 3
By decision 13
Losses 8
By submission 2
By decision 6
Draws 2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Andre Badi Winner[2] (born 9 November 1981) is an Grenadian mixed martial artist. He was a cast member of Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom, reaching the final. Winner is also a member of Team Rough House.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Winner was born in St. George's, Grenada to a British father and an Afro-Caribbean mother, and moved to Leicester, United Kingdom at seven years old. Winner is one of three brothers and is the middle child. His older brother is William and his younger brother is named Michael. Michael is often in his corner during his fights and often assists in training. He started in sports during his high school years, competing in football and other athletics. Winner never thought of being a mixed martial artist but loved sports. He went to self-defense classes at Leicester Shootfighters and met Dan Hardy and Paul Daley.[3] Hardy inspired Winner to give the sport a real try.

Winner tried out for the eighth season of the Ultimate Fighter. He did not make the cut but tried out for the ninth season and made the show.[4]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

To get into The Ultimate Fighter house, Winner fought Gary Kelly. Winner won by knockout while working Kelly in the clinch. Winner then flew to Las Vegas to compete under coach Michael Bisping against the US team. He advanced to the semifinals of the lightweight tournament after defeating Santino Defranco by TKO in the first round. Winner then had his last fight on the show defeating Cameron Dollar by submission in round one. The win over Dollar put Winner in the finals to fight teammate, Ross Pearson.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Winner fought Ross Pearson at The Ultimate Finale 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Winner lost by unanimous decision, along with losing the six-figure contract.

He defeated Rolando Delgado via first round KO on 14 November 2009, at UFC 105.[5]

Winner was scheduled to face Cole Miller on 31 March 2010 at UFC Fight Night 21.[6] However, Miller was forced off the card after suffering an injury.[7] Rafaello Oliveira was later confirmed as his replacement.[8] Winner won via unanimous decision.

At UFC 118, Winner's fight was selected to be a part of the SpikeTV broadcast.[9] He fought Nik Lentz, losing via unanimous decision after being out wrestled for all three rounds.

Winner then faced Dennis Siver on 13 November 2010 at UFC 122.[10] He lost the fight via submission in the first round.

Winner lost to Anthony Njokuani on 2 July 2011 at UFC 132 via unanimous decision.[11] Following the loss, Winner was released from the promotion.[12]


Winner recently signed a contract with British promotion BAMMA. His first fight on was at BAMMA 7 against BAMMA veteran Jason Ball. Winner won the fight via unanimous decision.

Winner next competed in a Lightweight Title Eliminator bout against Diego Gonzalez at BAMMA 8. He again won via unanimous decision.

Winner next faced Rob Sinclair for the BAMMA Lightweight title at BAMMA 10, the first MMA event to be shown on Channel 5.[13] Winner lost the fight via split decision.


At KSW 24, Winner challenged Mateusz Gamrot in a lightweight bout.[14] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 20–8–2 Colin Fletcher Decision (unanimous) BAMMA 20 April 25, 2015 3 5:00 Birmingham, England
Draw 19–8–2 Xavier Sedras Draw (unanimous) Phoenix Fight Night 25 March 28, 2015 3 5:00 Bournemouth, Dorset, England
Win 19–8–1 Artem Lobov Decision (unanimous) All or Nothing 6 May 3, 2014 3 5:00 Leeds, West Yorkshire, England Tournament Finals.
Win 18–8–1 Stephen Martin Decision (unanimous) All or Nothing 6 May 3, 2014 3 5:00 Leeds, West Yorkshire, England Tournament Semifinal.
Win 17–8–1 Jordan Miller TKO (punches) All or Nothing 6 May 3, 2014 3 2:07 Leeds, West Yorkshire, England Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win 16–8–1 Jeremy Petley Decision (unanimous) Europa MMA - Coga vs. Backstrom March 22, 2014 3 5:00 Brentwood, Essex, England
Loss 15–8–1 Mateusz Gamrot Decision (unanimous) KSW 24 September 28, 2013 3 5:00 Lódz, Poland
Win 15–7–1 Drew Fickett Decision (unanimous) GWC – The British Invasion: US vs. UK June 29, 2013 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Loss 14–7–1 Rob Sinclair Decision (split) BAMMA 10 September 15, 2012 5 5:00 London, England For BAMMA Lightweight Championship
Win 14–6–1 Diego Gonzalez Decision (unanimous) BAMMA 8 December 10, 2011 3 5:00 Nottingham, England Lightweight Title Eliminator
Win 13–6–1 Jason Ball Decision (unanimous) BAMMA 7 September 10, 2011 3 5:00 Birmingham, England
Loss 12–6–1 Anthony Njokuani Decision (unanimous) UFC 132 July 2, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 12–5–1 Dennis Siver Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 122 November 13, 2010 1 3:37 Oberhausen, Germany
Loss 12–4–1 Nik Lentz Decision (unanimous) UFC 118 August 28, 2010 3 5:00 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 12–3–1 Rafaello Oliveira Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Gomi March 31, 2010 3 5:00 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Win 11–3–1 Rolando Delgado KO (punch) UFC 105 November 14, 2009 1 3:21 Manchester, England
Loss 10–3–1 Ross Pearson Decision (unanimous) TUF 9 Finale June 20, 2009 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Lost The Ultimate Fighter 9
Draw 10–2–1 Abdul Mohamed Draw Cage Warriors: Enter the Rough House 7 July 12, 2008 3 5:00 Nottingham, England
Loss 10–2 Bendy Casimir Decision (majority) Cage Warriors: Enter the Rough House 6 April 19, 2008 3 5:00 Nottingham, England
Win 10–1 Mario Stapel Decision (unanimous) FX3: England vs. Germany November 24, 2007 3 5:00 Reading, England
Win 9–1 A.J. Wenn Decision (unanimous) CWFC: Enter The Rough House 4 October 14, 2007 3 5:00 Nottingham, England
Win 8–1 Daniel Thomas Decision (unanimous) CWFC: Enter The Rough House 3 July 21, 2007 3 5:00 Nottingham, England
Win 7–1 Aidan Marron Decision (unanimous) FX3: Fight Night 5 July 7, 2007 3 5:00 Reading, England
Loss 6–1 Greg Loughran Technical Submission (guillotine choke) CWFC: Enter The Rough House 2 April 28, 2007 2 3:52 Nottingham, England
Win 6–0 Wesley Felix Decision (split) FX3: Fight Night 4 March 10, 2007 3 5:00 Reading, England
Win 5–0 Sami Berik TKO (punches) Cage Rage Contenders 3 November 12, 2006 3 1:50 London, England
Win 4–0 Paul Cooper Submission (triangle choke) CWFC: Showdown September 16, 2006 2 1:50 Sheffield, England
Win 3–0 Jeff Lawson Submission (eye injury) Cage Rage Contenders 2 August 20, 2006 2 1:26 Streatham, England
Win 2–0 Denas Banevicius Submission (punches) FX3: Full Contact Fight Night 3 July 15, 2006 1 2:21 Bracknell, England
Win 1–0 Gareth Dummer KO (knees) HOP 1 – Fight Night 1 December 12, 2004 1 N/A Swansea, England


External links[edit]