Alexis Vila Perdomo (born March 12, 1971) is a Cuban professional mixed martial artist currently competing for the World Series of Fighting. An accomplished wrestler, Vila is also a two-time World Champion and 1996 Olympic bronze medallist. At the 1996 Summer Olympics he won the bronze medal in the Freestyle Light Flyweight (– 48 kg) category.
|Alexis Vila Perdomo|
|Born||March 12, 1971|
Villa Clara, Cuba
|Other names||The Exorcist|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb)|
|Division||Flyweight (2007–2011, 2013-present), Bantamweight (2011–2012)|
|Reach||69 1⁄2 in (177 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Team||American Top Team|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
|1996 Atlanta||Freestyle (– 48 kg)|
|1993 Toronto||48 kg|
|1994 Istanbul||48 kg|
|1995 Atlanta||48 kg|
|Pan American Games|
|1995 Mar del Plata||Freestyle (– 48 kg)|
Born and raised in a rough neighborhood in Villa Clara, Cuba, Vila began getting into street fights from a young age. After winning multiple titles in wrestling and earning a bronze medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, Vila defected to the United States in 1997 and found a job coaching at Michigan State University where he worked with future UFC fighters Rashad Evans and Gray Maynard. In 2004, Vila accidentally crashed his car into Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Though no one was hurt, authorities mistakenly believed it to be attempted terrorism and Vila was charged with airport violence and sent to prison for three years. Upon his release, Vila began his career in mixed martial arts.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Bellator Fighting ChampionshipsEdit
Vila made his Bellator debut by defeating Featherweight Champion Joe Warren in the quarterfinals of the Bantamweight tournament at Bellator 51. Vila next faced Marcos Galvao and won by controversial split decision.
In the finals, Vila faced Eduardo Dantas for the Season 5 Bellator Bantamweight Tournament Championship. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Vila's next fight was against Luis Nogueira in the Quarterfinals of the Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament. Vila lost via unanimous decision.
World Series of FightingEdit
Vila faced Sidemar Honorio at WSOF 8. He won the bout via unanimous decision.
He has a daughter in Cuba. He married Adriana Vila Perdomo (née De La Cruz) in Miami on April 26, 2012, but later divorced. She is now married to fellow Cuban boxer Joel Casamayor. On April 23, 2018, Vila was arrested for charges including 2nd degree murder.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|22 matches||15 wins||7 losses|
|Win||15–7||Jorge Calvo||Decision (unanimous)||Titan FC 40||August 5, 2016||3||5:00||Coral Gables, Florida, United States|
|Loss||14–7||Abdiel Velazquez||Decision (majority)||Titan FC 39||June 10, 2016||3||5:00||Coral Gables, Florida, United States|
|Loss||14–6||Marcel Adur||TKO (body kick and punches)||Fight Time 23 – Mayhem In Miami||February 6, 2015||1||4:49||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Loss||14–5||Brandon Hempleman||Decision (unanimous)||WSOF 12||August 9, 2014||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||14–4||Sidemar Honorio||Decision (unanimous)||WSOF 8||January 18, 2014||3||5:00||Hollywood, Florida, United States||Flyweight bout|
|Loss||13–4||Josh Rettinghouse||Decision (unanimous)||WSOF 6||October 26, 2013||3||5:00||Coral Gables, Florida, United States||Bantamweight bout|
|Win||13–3||Wascar Cruz||Submission (guillotine choke)||CFA – Fight Night 1||September 11, 2013||1||2:12||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Win||12–3||Czar Sklavos||Decision (unanimous)||CFA 11: Kyle vs. Wiuff 2||May 24, 2013||3||5:00||Coral Gables, Florida, United States|
|Loss||11–3||Joshua Sampo||Submission (guillotine choke)||CFA 9: Night of Champions||January 19, 2013||5||2:26||Coral Gables, Florida, United States||For the inaugural CFA Flyweight Championship|
|Loss||11–2||Luis Nogueira||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 65||April 13, 2012||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Bellator Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Loss||11–1||Eduardo Dantas||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 59||November 26, 2011||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Bellator Season 5 Bantamweight Tournament Final|
|Win||11–0||Marcos Galvão||Decision (split)||Bellator 55||October 22, 2011||3||5:00||Yuma, Arizona, United States||Bellator Season 5 Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal|
|Win||10–0||Joe Warren||KO (punch)||Bellator 51||September 24, 2011||1||1:04||Canton, Ohio, United States||Bellator Season 5 Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal; Bantamweight Debut.|
|Win||9–0||Lewis McKenzie||TKO (punches)||MFA: New Generation 4||February 12, 2011||2||3:26||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Win||8–0||Omar Choudhury||TKO (punches)||MFA: New Generation 2||June 25, 2010||2||2:50||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Win||7–0||Sean Hall||TKO (punches)||MFA: New Generation 1||April 30, 2010||2||3:34||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Win||6–0||Cody Bell||TKO (punches)||G-Force Fights: Bad Blood 2||October 26, 2009||2||0:54||Coral Gables, Florida, United States|
|Win||5–0||Ben Nguyen||KO (punch)||PFC: Best of Both Worlds||February 6, 2009||2||0:34||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Win||4–0||Ian Wolf||Submission (rear-naked choke)||MFA: There Will Be Blood||December 13, 2008||1||0:35||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Win||3–0||Ralph Acosta||TKO (punches)||G-Force Fights: Bad Blood 1||November 6, 2008||1||1:00||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Win||2–0||Tyler Weathers||Decision (unanimous)||Warpath||September 27, 2008||3||5:00||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||1–0||Steven Nelson||Submission (guillotine choke)||Crazy Horse Fights||December 11, 2007||2||3:52||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
- "Alexis Vila vs. Josh Rettinghouse added to next week's WSOF 6 event". mmajunkie.com. October 15, 2013.
- "WSOF 12 results: Luis Palomino knocks out Lewis Gonzalez, asks for title shot". mmafighting.com. August 10, 2014.
- "Alexis Vila returns to face Marcel Adur on Fight Time's CBS Sports Network debut". adcombat.com. January 31, 2015.
- "Beyond the Octagon: Inaugural Bellator champ Lyman Good wins regional title, UFC and TUF vets turn in mixed results". bloodyelbow.com. February 9, 2015.