Houston Alexander Speaker Profile
Houston Alexander was born March 22, 1972 and is an American professional mixed martial artist, who fights as a light heavyweight and heavyweight. He is also a hip-hop artist from North Omaha, Nebraska.
Alexander made his UFC debut at UFC 71 on May 26, 2007 against Keith Jardine. He Knocked out Jardine in 48 seconds during the first round.
He has since trained full-time; three times a day and seven days a week.
Alexander then signed a new three-fight contract with the UFC. At UFC 75 Alexander beat Alessio Sakara. Just like his previous fight, Sakara threw a couple of early shots before Houston countered with close-contact strikes. "The way I was taught was that all your strength is inside versus outside,- Alexander said before the fight of his explosive ability when close to an opponent. "My short strikes are really, really good, and that-s from lifting weights and doing a lot of reps."
At UFC 78 Alexander faced then undefeated contender Thiago Silva. Silva won by TKO after the referee stopped the fight at 3:25 in the first round. In the fight Silva achieved mounted position on top of Alexander and landed punches until the referee called a stop to the contest. Many people have criticized Alexander's ground defense
On April 2, 2008, Alexander fought "The Sandman" James Irvin as the first fight on the televised portion of UFC Fight Night: Kenny Florian vs Joe Lauzon in Broomfield, Colorado. Irvin led off with a superman punch to the jaw that knocked Alexander down. He followed with three more devastating punches to the face that appeared to render him temporarily unconscious, and Steve Mazzagatti rushed in to stop the fight. Alexander immediately got to his feet and protested the quick stoppage. The 8 second knockout tied the record for the fastest knockout in the UFC alongside Don Frye's Knockout at UFC 8. The loss was officially ruled as a TKO due to strikes, although some sources list it as a KO. This has generated some controversy as some fans felt that the fight was stopped too quickly.
Alexander fought Eric "Red" Schafer at UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Neer in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. After landing some effective knees early in the fight, Alexander lost the fight via arm triangle submission in the first round.
Houston was scheduled to face Andre Gusmao at UFC 98, but had to withdraw due to a broken hand suffered in training camp.
With the permission of the UFC, Alexander fought Sherman Pendergarst in a Heavyweight fight at Adrenaline MMA's Fourth Event. Alexander defeated Pendergarst using leg kicks followed by knees from the Muay Thai Clinch and strikes on the ground.
Alexander is expected to make his return to the UFC at The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale against Kimbo Slice at a catchweight of 215 pounds.
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