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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.

Career

Background

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.[1]

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Soto made his promotional debut against Michael McDonald on November 19, 2011 at UFC 139, replacing an injured Johnny Eduardo.[2] He lost the fight via KO in the first round.

Soto was expected to face Azamat Gashimov on May 15, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier.[3][4] However, Gashimov was forced from the bout and replaced by returning veteran Francisco Riviera.[5] Soto lost to Rivera via unanimous decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.[6]

Mixed martial arts record

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 6-2-1 Francisco Rivera Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier 02012-05-15May 15, 2012 3 5:00 Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Loss 6-1-1 Michael McDonald KO (punches) UFC 139 02011-11-19November 19, 2011 1 0:56 San Jose, California, United States
vDraw 6-0-1 Seiji Akao Draw Deep 54 - Impact 02011-06-24June 24, 2011 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 6-0 Brady Harrison Submission (triangle choke) UWCM - 9 02011-03-26March 26, 2011 2 4:53 Tijuana, Mexico
Win 5-0 Rafael Salomao TKO (punches) UWCM - 6 02010-04-24April 24, 2010 1 4:58 Tijuana, Mexico
Win 4-0 Enrique Birones Decision (split) UWCM - 5 02010-02-13February 13, 2010 3 5:00 Tijuana, Mexico
Win 3-0 Kenny Gattrell Submission (armbar) Native Fighting Championship 3 02010-01-30January 30, 2010 1 0:53 Campo, California, United States
Win 2-0 Joey Bedolla TKO (punches) International Alliance of MMA - Brawl at the Bowl 02009-10-30October 30, 2009 1 2:20 San Diego, California, United States
Win 1-0 Chris Dixon Submission Gladiator Challenge - High Impact 02009-07-23July 23, 2009 1 1:00 Pauma Valley, California, United States

References

  1. Meet Alex Soto. rhinoden.rangerup.com.com (January 25, 2010).
  2. Newcomer Alex Soto meets Michael McDonald at next week's UFC 139 event. mmajunkie.com. Retrieved on 2011-11-09.
  3. UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier. ufc.com (March 12, 2012).
  4. Alex Soto vs. Azamat Gashimov added to UFC on FUEL TV 3. valetudo.ru (February 24, 2012).
  5. Francisco Rivera replaces Azamat Gashimov, faces Alex Soto at UFC on FUEL TV 3. mmajunkie.com (May 01, 2012).
  6. Anton Tabuena (June 4, 2012). UFC Releases Several Fighters From Their Roster. bloodyelbow.com.

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