Spike “The Alpha Ginger” Carlyle | 9-1 | 5’8 145 lbs. | Age 27 | Reach 71” | Switch Stance | Fighting Out of San Diego, California
Spike “The Alpha Ginger” Carlyle (9-1) loves two things in life: Jesus and fighting, and the big man upstairs must be happy because Spike is turning into a bonafide beast!
Carlyle grew up and was guided by religion into the sport of MMA. Echoed from The Bible, Spike is the Lion and his opponent is the Lamb. He says his job in the cage is to fight for Jesus and rather than fighting the man opposite him, he is fighting their sins – truly a unique perspective from “The Alpha Ginger”.
Spike’s martial arts background comes from Judo and Jiu-Jitsu, winning National Championships in both disciplines before transitioning to MMA. The BJJ brown belt now trains with TJ Dillashaw, Cub Swanson and coach Mark Munoz at the Treigning Lab in San Diego, California.
With great training partners comes great success and Carlyle has used the experience to run through the regional ranks of California MMA. Before his sole loss (split decision), Spike started his career with four straight stoppages en route to the CCW 145 lbs belt.
Breaking into the UFC by taking a fight on two week’s notice at UFC Norfolk against Aalon Cruz, “The Alpha Ginger” vanquished all of Cruz’s sins for his seventh total finish in round one. On Saturday, May 30th, Carlyle looks for six wins in a row facing Billy Quarantillo (13-2) at UFC Apex!
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Spike "The Alpha Ginger" Carlyle