Royce Alger

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Royce Alger
Born (1965-03-06) March 6, 1965 (age 53)
Iowa City, United States
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
DivisionLight Heavyweight
TeamHammer House
RankNCAA Division I Wrestling
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By submission1
By knockout1
By submission1
UniversityUniversity of Iowa
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Royce Alger
Medal record
Representing the  United States
Silver medal – second place 1990 FILA Wrestling World Championships 82 kg

Royce Alger (born 1965) is an American wrestler and retired mixed martial artist. A student of wrestling icon Dan Gable, he went on to become a three-time All-American, three time Big Ten champion, and two time NCAA National Champion at the 167 and 177 pound weight classes in 1987 and 1988 respectively.[1] After going undefeated in his final 78 matches at the University of Iowa, Alger spent seven years as an assistant wrestling coach with his alma mater.[2]

Alger competed in mixed martial arts. In his debut at UFC 13 on May 30, 1997, he lost by armlock to Enson Inoue who during the pre-fight interview said that "Royce is one of Dan Gables most ferocious wrestlers". He won his next three fights, all of which were in smaller, regional events. In his fifth and final fight at UFC 21 on July 16, 1999, he was knocked out by Eugene Jackson.[3]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 3-2 Eugene Jackson KO (punch) UFC 21 July 16, 1999 2 1:19 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Win 3-1 Roberto Ramirez TKO (punches) Iowa Cage Fighting 1 August 8, 1998 1 4:48 Iowa, United States
Win 2-1 Craig Pumphrey TKO (punches) Extreme Challenge 10 September 4, 1997 1 4:15 Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Win 1-1 Joe DeFuria Submission (americana) Extreme Challenge 9 August 30, 1997 1 1:24 Davenport, Iowa, United States
Loss 0-1 Enson Inoue Technical Submission (armbar) UFC 13 May 30, 1997 1 1:36 Augusta, Georgia, United States


External links[edit]

  • Royce Alger at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame site*
  • Professional MMA record for Royce Alger from Sherdog Edit this at Wikidata
  • "Royce Alger".