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Alex Reid
Born 21 August 1975 (1975-08-21) (age 34)
Aldershot, Hampshire, England
Other names Roxanne, Alex Thorne, Reidanator, Rocky
Nationality British
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13.1 st)
Division Middleweight
Style Wrestling, kickboxing, boxing, BJJ
Fighting out of London
Team London Shootfighters and Reidernater Vale Tudo
Years active 2000–present
MMA record
Total 18
Wins 8
By knockout 3
By submission 4
By decision 1
Losses 8
By knockout 3
By submission 1
By decision 3
Draws 1
No contests 1
Other information
Spouse Katie Price (2010-present)
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Alexander Aristides Reid[1] (born 21 August 1975), commonly known as Alex Reid, is an English professional mixed martial arts fighter and actor who uses the nickname "The Reidernator" or "Rocky".[2][3] He won Celebrity Big Brother on 29 January 2010. He is married to British model and businesswoman Katie Price.

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Family

Reid was born in Aldershot, Hampshire.[4] His parents are Bob and Carol; he has five siblings.[5]

Acting career

In 1998 Reid studied on the one-year acting course at the Guildford School of Acting, in Surrey. He briefly appeared nude in a final production directed by Peter Thomson at the Mill Studio in Guildford. Before finding 'stardom', Reid appeared as a contestant on the hit ITV Show, Gladiators, and had a recurring background role in the ITV drama, Soldier Soldier.[6] Reid later played Jason Cunliffe in the Channel 4 soap-opera Hollyoaks, which he left in 2001. He was also in the film, Saving Private Ryan as a stand in for Tom Hanks.[7] He acted in the movie Killer Babe (previously titled Killer Bitch)[8] which is due to be released in 2010;[9] the film has been described as pornographic and has received terrible pre-release coverage.[10][11][12]

Military career

Reid spent three years as a member of 10 Para, a Territorial Army unit based in London, which he joined in 1996.[13]

MMA career

Reid first got in to martial arts at 14 and with time turned to mixed martial arts: "It was just a natural progression. I started off doing Kung Fu/Karate-style tournaments before moving on to boxing, kickboxing, a little bit of Judo, Jiu Jitsu. MMA was a natural progression for a young lad wanting to find the latest and best style. It's just the most efficient and effective blend of martial arts really." [14] Alex tried out for the ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter but lost his tryout match to Dean Amasinger by Unanimous Decision. Reid attempted many triangle chokes throughout the match and had Amasinger locked in twice, but failed to finish the match and make it in to the house.

On 15 May 2010, Reid will return to the cage for the first time since 2007, taking on Tom "Kong" Watson at BAMMA 3, to be held at the LG Arena in Birmingham. Kong is currently the BAMMA Middleweight Champion and will be defending his title. This fight is one of the most highly anticipated fights in British MMA history and is set to draw up to 14,000 people in attendance plus many thousands more on the live television broadcast. As Reid has not won a professional fight since 2005, and Kong is one of the most highly rated fighters in the UK, many have noted that Reid has only received a title shot due to his recent Celebrity Big Brother win.[15]

He has a reputation among British MMA fans for his antics during fights. Reid's provocative and arrogant nature both inside and outside of the fight have led him to become well known, but largely unpopular among fans.[citation needed]

Controversy

In a fight against 19-year-old rookie Jake Bostwick, it was reported in Loaded magazine that Reid “stood on his defeated opponents head” while he was receiving medical attention, “and posed for photos, flexing both biceps.”[16] Reportedly, Bostwick’s father stormed into the ring, and punched Reid.

Mixed martial arts record

Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time
England Tom Watson BAMMA 3: Reid vs. Watson 02010-05-15 May 15, 2010
Loss England Matt Ewin Decision (Unanimous) Cage Rage 23: Unbelievable 02007-09-22 22 September 2007 3 5:00
Loss Brazil Murilo Rua TKO (Cut) Cage Rage 21: Judgement Day 02007-04-21 21 April 2007 1 0:28
Loss France Xavier Foupa-Pokam Technical Decision (Unanimous) Cage Rage 19: Fearless 02006-12-09 9 December 2006 2 5:00
Loss United States Tony Fryklund Submission (Heel hook) Cage Rage 18: Battleground 02006-09-30 30 September 2006 1 1:32
Loss United States Dave Menne Decision (Unanimous) Cage Rage 16: Critical Condition 02006-04-22 22 April 2006 3 5:00
Loss England Jason Tan Decision (Split) WCFC - No Guts No Glory 02006-03-18 18 March 2006 3 5:00
Draw Japan Daijiro Matsui Majority Draw Cage Rage 14: Punishment 02005-12-03 3 December 2005 3 5:00
Win Japan Kyosuke Sasaki TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Cage Rage 12: The Real Deal 02005-07-02 2 July 2005 1 5:00
Loss United States Jorge Rivera KO (Strikes) Cage Rage 10: Deliverance 02005-02-26 26 February 2005 1 0:41
Win Brazil Tulio Palhares Submission (Triangle Choke) Cage Rage 9: No Mercy 02004-11-27 27 November 2004 1 1:17
Loss England Mark Weir TKO (Cut) Extreme Brawl 6 02004-03-21 21 March 2004 2 N/A
Win France Jean-François Lénogue Submission (Triangle choke) Extreme Brawl 5 02003-12-22 22 December 2003 1 N/A
Win England Mark Day TKO (Strikes) Extreme Brawl 2 02003-03-30 30 March 2003 2 N/A
Win England Matt Ewin Submission (Ankle lock) Extreme Brawl 1 02002-12-15 15 December 2002 2 N/A
No Contest Brazil Jean Silva No Contest - Cage Malfunction Millennium Brawl 8 02002-09-22 22 September 2002 3 N/A
Win England Mark Singleton KO (Punch) Yorkshire Fight Night 02001-04-29 29 April 2001 1 2:00
Win Scotland Kieron McEntee Submission (Rear naked choke) Ultimate Fight Night 02000-12-09 9 December 2000 N/A N/A
Win France Rosaire Letapin Decision (Unanimous) Pancrase UK 02000-11-25 25 November 2000 N/A N/A

Other sports

Reid won the English Kings Armwrestling Federation (EKAF) tournament (an arm wrestling tournament in the UK) in 2005, although his victory was a controversial one after his opponent claimed Alex used vaseline to rub into his palm reducing his opponents grip.[citation needed]

Celebrity Big Brother

On 3 January 2010 he became the third person to enter the Celebrity Big Brother House UK and was one of twelve housemates in the 7th series of Celebrity Big Brother. As he entered the Big Brother House he was referred to as "Jordan's current squeeze" and many references were made in the house about their relationship.

Tabloids reported of a brawl on 1 January 2010 between Reid and Price's ex-boyfriend Dane Bowers - who would also be appearing on Celebrity Big Brother. Reid stated just before going into the Big Brother house that he did not have a brawl with Bowers.[17] Chants of 'fight, fight, fight' were heard as Bowers arrived on stage just before entering the Big Brother house. Both Reid and Bowers denied that there had been any altercation between them and they became good friends in the house with Bowers branding Reid a "loveble prat".

Reid was heavily booed on his entry, which he acknowledged saying "this is why I'm here, to hopefully change these boos into cheers" during his time in the house. He managed to win over the public and on 29 January he won the show with 65% of the vote, with Bowers finishing as runner-up. As Reid left the house he was cheered with the crowd chanting 'Rocky, Rocky'. This was a reference to the nickname given to him by third placed finalist Vinnie Jones. During his interview with Davina McCall he mentioned Price by announcing that he is a 'man in love'. This prompted boos from the crowd and chants of 'dump her!' with Davina McCall saying that her name had been like that of Voldemort in Harry Potter, in the house. Reid responded by saying and 'sorry' to the crowd before quickly saying 'no actually I'm not' and shouting 'I love Katie Price!'. Towards the end of series Big Brother arranged a party for all of the housemates, with awards. Reid was awarded 'Greediest Housemate' and 'Least Intelligent Housemate'.

Personal life

Reid began dating English glamour model Katie Price on 17 July 2009, thus becoming embroiled in intense publicity in the UK following the later divorce from Peter Andre.[18][19] Former lovers include Marie Thornton.[20] It was claimed by Price on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in December 2009 that the relationship "was over", though not long afterwards it appeared to remain intact.

On 2 February 2010 Reid and Price married in Las Vegas.[21] The couple celebrated their marriage at various strip clubs on the Las Vegas strip with Price's reality show crew in tow.[22]

When not competing he works as a personal trainer.[14] Reid occasionally dressed up as a female alter-ego 'Roxanne', which attracted attention from the UK tabloids. Reid subsequently announced that he had ceased cross-dressing.[23][24]

Reid jokingly self-identifies as trysexual.[25] He has no children; he would like to become a father.[26]

References

  1. ^ 'We are very much in love': Katie Price and Alex Reid get married in quickie Las Vegas wedding ceremony
  2. ^ Cage-fighting: A brief, brutal encounter
  3. ^ MMA record and stats
  4. ^ The Reidernator is poised for pandemonium
  5. ^ Alex Reid's family photo album
  6. ^ An interview with Alex Reid
  7. ^ Interview
  8. ^ "British Council: The British Films Catalogue". http://www.britfilms.com/britishfilms/catalogue/browse/?id=4F42658A1d84d23627wYN240B50B. 
  9. ^ Jordan's new cagefighter boyfriend comes to Aylesbury
  10. ^ Jordan's lover in a hardcore porn film
  11. ^ Jordan slams new lover Alex Reid
  12. ^ Katie Price and Alex Reid put on a show for the cameras after his vile sex scenes surface
  13. ^ Celebrity BB Spy
  14. ^ a b The Reidernator is poised for pandemonium
  15. ^ Maximum Fighting Championship signs Tom 'Kong' Watson
  16. ^ "Fight Night! Alex Reid vs. Jack Mason". Jeff Maysh, Loaded. http://www.jeffmaysh.com/fight-night-jordans-fella-vs-essex-banker-blow-by-blow/#more-1245. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  17. ^ Katie Price's boyfriend Alex Reid denies fight claims
  18. ^ "Price spends night with ex-soap actor". 2009-07-26. http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/a167353/price-spends-night-with-ex-soap-actor.html. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  19. ^ Katie Price likes it rough! Dating MMA fighter Alex Reid!
  20. ^ Alex Reid bedded by Katie Price is "still in a relationship"
  21. ^ "Model Katie Price married Alex Reid in Vegas". 2 February 2010. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8494848.stm. 
  22. ^ "Alex Reid Gets Married". http://gossip-stone.com/b-listers/167-jordan-gets-married.html. 
  23. ^ Katie Price is my ideal woman: Alex Reid reveals all about his relationship with Jordan
  24. ^ Alex Reid: I'm killing off Roxanne
  25. ^ Alex Reid says he's a trisexual
  26. ^ Alex: I want children soon

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Preceded by
Ulrika Jonsson
Celebrity Big Brother UK winner
Series 7 (2010)
Succeeded by
Series ended







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