Miami Hustle Cast
Jorge Masvidal’s most high profile victory came in the main event of the Absolute Fighting Championships XXII event held on April 30, 2005. The fight was against current UFC competitor and The Ultimate Fighter 5 contestant Joe Lauzon, who came in undefeated at eight wins and no losses with all eight wins by way of submission. Jorge won via Technical Knock Out in the second round with a flurry of punches.
Jorge has garnered impressive 3-0 record in the now defunct Bodog Fight promotion, including decision victories over Keith Wisniewski, Steve Berger, and a head kick knockout over respected PRIDE Fighting Championships and UFC veteran Yves Edwards.
Masvidal was signed by Bellator Fighting Championships and entered their lightweight tournament in April 2009. Masvidal won his first round fight via TKO in the first round. However, he was lost in the semi-finals to Toby Imada at Bellator 5 by inverted triangle choke submission. This upset loss to Imada has been acknowledge by Sherdog and MMA Junkie as Submission of the Year.
Masvidal faced and defeated Eric Reynolds at Bellator 12 in a 160 lb catch weight fight with a Rear Naked Choke. He was rumored to be fighting again in the second season lightweight tournament but after losing a bout before that, he was dropped by the organization.
He is now moved up to the welterweight division to fight Paul Daley at Shark Fights 13 in Amarillo, Texas in September 2010. Masvidal was defeated by Daley via unanimous decision. He was recently signed to strikeforce.
Boxing: A great influence in the development of Jorge Masvidal was the stand up training of Eric “El Tigre” Castanos. Masvidal’s professional boxing debut took place on June 8, 2005. He defeated Joseph Benjamin (1-11-2) at the Radisson Mart Plaza Hotel in Miami, FL. The victory came via Majority Decision after 4 rounds and he hasn’t competed in Boxing again since.
Personal life: Masvidal had made a name for himself locally in Miami after participating in two street fights that became popular on the internet. The videos feature him competing against Kimbo Slice’s protégé “Ray”.
Alexis Vila Perdomo (born March 12, 1971 in Villa Clara) is a male Cuban wrestler, two-time World Champion and 1996 Olympic bronze medallist, and currently a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. At the 1996 Summer Olympics he won the bronze medal in the Men’s Freestyle Light Flyweight (– 48 kg) category. He teaches and fights out of South Miami Sports Performance in Miami. Vila trains for MMA out of American Top Teams main academy in Coconut Creek, Florida.
Bellator Fighting Championships: Vila made his Bellator debut by defeating Featherweight champion Joe Warren in the quarterfinals of the Bantamweight tournament at Bellator 51. Vila next faced Marcus Galvao and won by a controversial split decision.
In the finals, Vila faced Eduardo Dantas for the season 5 Bellator Featherweight tournament championship. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.