MMA official who worked for UFC charged with criminal offenses involving juveniles

A Texas MMA official named Robert Griffin Alexander who served as a judge at several UFC events was accused of criminal offenses involving juveniles.

Alexander is an aerospace engineer who started officiating mixed martial arts in 2011. This is according to his now-deleted biography on the Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA) website.

Alexander completed John McCarthy’s COMMAND course to get his certification. He obtained licenses from the Tennessee State Athletic Commission, Alabama Athletic Commission, and Texas Department of Licensing and Registration.

Robert Griffin Alexander was taken into custody earlier this month on felony counts of aggravated sexual assault with a minor and sexual contact indecency with a child. Alexander was taken into custody by a Galveston County Sheriff on October 14 at 2:30 p.m., according to records from the 10th District Court of Galveston County. His bail was set at $40,000 for each crime when he was taken into custody at the Galveston County Jail. On November 29, a bond hearing is planned.

Major MMA organizations in the world, including UFC, Bellator, and LFA, have used him as an official on a number of occasions. Alexander served as a judge at UFC 247, UFC 265, and UFC 271.


His most recent work at UFC 271 made him popular. He was one of the three judges that determined the results of Casey O’Neill vs. Roxanne Modafferi, Carlos Ulberg vs. Fabio Cherant, and Andrei Arlovski vs. Jared Vanderaa.

In her split decision defeat against O’Neill, Alexander was the only judge to score the bout in Modafferi’s favor. Despite O’Neill winning, many people feel that Alexander’s evaluation of her performance was unfair.

According to the most recent information, Alexander’s days as an MMA referee may be over.