Alex Soto (born February 15, 1984) is a Mexican-American mixed martial artist who competes in the bantamweight division. A professional MMA competitor since 2009, Soto fought mostly in regional promotions in his adopted state of California and in his native Mexico before signing with the UFC.
Born in Tijuana, Mexico, Soto's family immigrated to California when he was a child. As soon as Alex was of age, he became an infantryman in the United States Army where he spent 4 years in the 25th Infantry Division’s Long Range Surveillance Detachment, one of them in Afghanistan. After retiring from the United States Army, Alex aspired to be a diver, but instead got a job at Sea World, where he eventually became a dolphin trainer. Today, he still continues to work with dolphins and also trains them for the United States Navy.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Soto was expected to face Azamat Gashimov on May 15, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier. However, Gashimov was forced from the bout and replaced by returning veteran Francisco Riviera. Soto lost to Rivera via unanimous decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|9 matches||6 wins||2 losses|
|Loss||6-2-1||Francisco Rivera||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier||May 15, 2012||3||5:00||Fairfax, Virginia, United States|
|Loss||6-1-1||Michael McDonald||KO (punches)||UFC 139||November 19, 2011||1||0:56||San Jose, California, United States|
|vDraw||6-0-1||Seiji Akao||Draw||Deep 54 - Impact||June 24, 2011||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||6-0||Brady Harrison||Submission (triangle choke)||UWCM - 9||March 26, 2011||2||4:53||Tijuana, Mexico|
|Win||5-0||Rafael Salomao||TKO (punches)||UWCM - 6||April 24, 2010||1||4:58||Tijuana, Mexico|
|Win||4-0||Enrique Birones||Decision (split)||UWCM - 5||February 13, 2010||3||5:00||Tijuana, Mexico|
|Win||3-0||Kenny Gattrell||Submission (armbar)||Native Fighting Championship 3||January 30, 2010||1||0:53||Campo, California, United States|
|Win||2-0||Joey Bedolla||TKO (punches)||International Alliance of MMA - Brawl at the Bowl||October 30, 2009||1||2:20||San Diego, California, United States|
|Win||1-0||Chris Dixon||Submission||Gladiator Challenge - High Impact||July 23, 2009||1||1:00||Pauma Valley, California, United States|
- ↑ Meet Alex Soto. rhinoden.rangerup.com.com (January 25, 2010).
- ↑ Newcomer Alex Soto meets Michael McDonald at next week's UFC 139 event. mmajunkie.com. Retrieved on 2011-11-09.
- ↑ UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier. ufc.com (March 12, 2012).
- ↑ Alex Soto vs. Azamat Gashimov added to UFC on FUEL TV 3. valetudo.ru (February 24, 2012).
- ↑ Francisco Rivera replaces Azamat Gashimov, faces Alex Soto at UFC on FUEL TV 3. mmajunkie.com (May 01, 2012).
- ↑ Anton Tabuena (June 4, 2012). UFC Releases Several Fighters From Their Roster. bloodyelbow.com.
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