Cosmo Alexandre

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Cosmo Alexandre
Cosmo Alexandre.jpg
Cosmo Alexandre @ Battle in the Desert II
vs Cyrus Washington.
BornCosmo Alexandre Moreira da Rocha
(1982-04-24) April 24, 1982 (age 37)
Santos, Brazil
Other namesGood Boy
Cosmo Kor Romsrithong
NationalityBrazilian
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Weight84 kg (185 lb; 13.2 st)
DivisionMiddleweight
Lightweight/Welterweight (MMA)
StyleKickboxing, Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out ofBoca Raton, Florida, United States
TeamKor Romsrithong (2007–2011)
Mike's Gym (2009–2011)
Blackzilians (2011–present)
TrainerMike Passenier
Henri Hooft
Rank     Black prajied in Muay Thai
     Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Years active2004–present (Kickboxing)
2010–present (Boxing)
2011–present (MMA)
Professional boxing record
Total2
Wins2
By knockout1
Kickboxing record
Total90
Wins70
By knockout22
Losses19
By knockout2
Draws1
Mixed martial arts record
Total9
Wins8
By knockout6
By decision2
Losses1
By decision1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: May 23, 2014

Cosmo Alexandre Moreira da Rocha (born April 24, 1982 in São Vicente, São Paulo) is a Brazilian professional kickboxer, boxer, and mixed martial artist. He is the former It's Showtime 77MAX World Champion, WMC Intercontinental and WPMF World Champion, W5 World Champion. On December 5, 2009, he won WMC King's Cup Challenger Tournament in Bangkok, Thailand. Since becoming a professional MMA competitor in 2011 he has competed for Bellator and Legacy Fighting Championship, and is now signed to ONE Championship.

Background[edit]

Alexandre, who is named after his grandfather, was born in São Vicente, São Paulo and raised in Santos, Sao Paulo. Growing up, Alexandre competed in football and was talented, going on to play professionally, but ultimately chose to focus on a career in Muay Thai.[2][3] Alexandre began training in Muay Thai at the age of 19.

Career[edit]

Kickboxing[edit]

Alexandre began his professional kickboxing career in October 2004 in his native Brazil. In 2007 he experienced the highs and lows of the kickboxing world as he won the WMC Middleweight (160 lbs) Intercontinental Championship and the WPMF Middleweight (160 lbs) World Championship, only to lose them later in the year.

In 2008, Alexandre became a contestant on the It's Showtime Reality TV series. He made it to the finals against Sem Braan, losing via majority decision.

In 2009, Alexandre picked up his biggest kickboxing win as he defeated John Wayne Parr via TKO in the second round at Evolution 17: King of the Square Ring. He fought a total of three times that evening, winning the Evolution 17 King's Cup Qualifying tournament title in the process.

He defeated Nampon PKMuaythai via unanimous decision in the lackluster main event of Lion Fight 11 in Las Vegas on September 20, 2013.[4][5][6]

He was scheduled to have his rubber match with John Wayne Parr at Powerplay Promotions 22 in Melbourne, Australia on November 8, 2013.[7] However, he did not apply for his visa in time and was unable to enter the country and so he was replaced by New Zealand's Brad Riddell who Parr defeated by unanimous decision.[8]

He defeated Mark Holst via UD in the main event of Lion Fight 15 in Ledyard, Connecticut on May 23, 2014.[9][10][11]

In 2015, Alexandre defeated John Wayne Parr in the long awaited rubber match by unanimous decision at Lion Fight 25. He won the Lion Fight Super Middleweight Belt.

Mixed martial arts[edit]

In August 2011, Alexandre signed a multi-fight deal with the Bellator Fighting Championships, a United States-based mixed martial arts promotion.[12]

Alexandre had a disappointing debut in October 2011 as he lost to Josh Quayhagen via decision at Bellator 52. He subsequently rebounded with a current streak of 5 wins in a row (all in Bellator)- a TKO win over Avery McPhatter at Bellator 58; a decision win over Lowrant-T Nelson at Bellator 67; a TKO win over Harry Johnson at Bellator 73; a TKO win due to doctor's stoppage over Mike Bannon at Bellator 77; and a decision win over Josh Quayhagen, avenging his only loss in a rematch at Bellator 80. He amassed a 5-1 record in Bellator.

Additionally, Alexandre trained extensively with Rashad Evans and K-1 fighter Tyrone Spong leading up to Evans' fight at UFC 133 with Tito Ortiz.[13]

In November 2015, Alexandre signed an exclusive deal with World Series of Fighting.[14] However, the promotion never used Alexandre and he was eventually allowed to fight elsewhere.

After nearly three years away from MMA action, Alexandre faced Sage Northcutt on May 17, 2019 at the ONE Championship: Rise of Warriors.[15] He won the fight via knockout just 29 seconds into the first round.[16]

Titles[edit]

  • 2016 W5 World Champion -75 kg
  • 2015 A.M.T.I. (162lbs) South American
  • 2015 Lion Fight Promotions Super middleweight Champion[17]
  • 2014 W5 Kickboxing World Champion -71 kg[18]
  • 2010 77MAX It's Showtime 2010 Budapest champion
  • 2010 WMC/S1 King's Cup Challenger tournament runner up
  • 2009 WMC/S1 King's Cup Challenger tournament champion
  • 2009 Evolution 17 Winner King's Cup Qualifying tournament champion
  • 2008 It's Showtime Reality finalist
  • 2007 WMC Intercontinental Champion (160 lbs)
  • 2007 WPMF World title (160 lbs)

Kickboxing record (Incomplete)[edit]

Kickboxing record
Boxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
9 matches 8 wins 1 loss
By knockout 6 0
By decision 2 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 8–1 Sage Northcutt KO (punch) ONE Championship: Enter the Dragon May 17, 2019 1 0:29 Kallang, Singapore Welterweight bout (185 lbs).
Win 7–1 Musu Nuertiebieke TKO (punches) Superstar Fight 5 September 23, 2016 1 N/A Beijing, China Catchweight (161 lb) bout.
Win 6–1 Rey Trujillo TKO (knee and punches) Legacy Fighting Championship 28 February 21, 2014 1 3:38 Arlington, Texas, United States
Win 5–1 Josh Quayhagen Decision (unanimous) Bellator 80 November 9, 2012 3 5:00 Hollywood, Florida, United States Welterweight bout.
Win 4–1 Mike Bannon TKO (doctor stoppage) Bellator 77 October 19, 2012 2 5:00 Reading, Pennsylvania, United States Catchweight (161 lb) bout.
Win 3–1 Harry Johnson TKO (knee to the body) Bellator 73 August 24, 2012 2 0:39 Tunica, Mississippi, United States
Win 2–1 LT Nelson Decision (unanimous) Bellator 67 May 4, 2012 3 5:00 Rama, Ontario, Canada
Win 1–1 Avery McPhatter TKO (knees) Bellator 58 November 19, 2011 1 0:20 Hollywood, Florida, United States Catchweight (157 lb) bout.
Loss 0–1 Josh Quayhagen Decision (unanimous) Bellator 52 October 1, 2011 3 5:00 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-31. Retrieved 2014-05-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-07. Retrieved 2011-12-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-31. Retrieved 2014-05-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Cosmo Alexandre vs. Nampon and Kevin Ross vs. Tetsuya Yamato official for Lion Fight 11 Archived 2013-09-23 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "LiverKick". LiverKick. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  6. ^ Lion Fight 11 Results and Recap: Yamato and Ross put on a show in co-main event, Cris Cyborg dominates Archived 2014-07-07 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ John Wayne Parr vs. Cosmo Alexandre set for Powerplay Promotions 22 on November 8th Archived December 4, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ bonusroundkickboxing (10 November 2013). "POWERPLAY PROMOTIONS 22: John Wayne Parr Defeats Brad Riddell". Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Lion Fight 15 Highlights and Results". Archived from the original on 29 July 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  10. ^ Lion Fight 15 Results Archived 2014-06-26 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Sherdog.com. "Bellator Alum Cosmo Alexandre Outpoints UFC Vet Mark Holst in Lion Fight 15 Headliner". Sherdog. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  12. ^ Sherdog.com. "Bellator Signs Lightweight Kickboxing Champion Alexandre". Sherdog. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Bellator Signs Cosmo Alexandre; Muay Thai Champion Debuts at Bellator 52". Bloodyelbow.com. 2011-09-03.
  14. ^ "Cosmo Alexandre signs exclusive deal with WSOF". 4 November 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  15. ^ Alexander K. Lee (February 26, 2019). "Sage Northcutt to make ONE debut against Cosmo Alexandre in May". mmafighting.com.
  16. ^ "Cosmo Alexandre knocks out Sage Northcutt 29 seconds into the first round".
  17. ^ Sherdog.com. "Alexandre Wins Rubber Match With Parr, Captures Super Middleweight Title at Lion Fight 25". Sherdog. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  18. ^ "Cosmo Alexandre wins the W5 -71kg Tournament -Bratislava- 30 November 2014". Archived from the original on 9 December 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-09. Retrieved 2015-12-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-05. Retrieved 2015-09-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  21. ^ "Lion Fight Promotions "Battle in the Desert 2" event recap". www.muaythaiauthority.com. Archived from the original on 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2011-05-16.

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