A Texas MMA official who has worked multiple UFC events is facing two sex-related felonies involving minors.
Robert Griffin Alexander, 49, was arrested earlier this month on felony charges of aggravated sexual assault with a child and sexual contact indecency with a child.
According to documents from the 10th District Court of Galveston County obtained by MMA Junkie, a Galveston County Sheriff arrested Alexander at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 14. He was booked into the Galveston County Jail in Gavelston with his bond amount set at $40,000 for each offense. A bond hearing currently is set for Nov. 29.
Indictments signed by grand jurors from the County of Galveston were filed Oct. 13.
On the first-degree felony charge of aggravated sexual assault, Alexander allegedly “intentionally or knowingly caused the sexual organ of (redacted), a child who was then and there younger than 14 years of age, to contact or penetrate the mouth” on or around Jan. 1, 2000.
For the second-degree felony charge of indecency with a child with sexual contact, the indictment alleges Alexander engaged in sexual contact by touching the genitals of a child under 17 on or around Jan. 1, 2010.
Texas does not have a statute of limitations on crimes of a sexual nature.
According to his profile on the Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA) website, Alexander is an aerospace engineer who began MMA officiating in 2011 with a certification through John McCarthy’s COMMAND course. He has been licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration, Alabama Athletic Commission and Tennessee State Athletic Commission. He has worked many events for notable promotions, including the UFC, Bellator and LFA, in addition to other regional shows.
Alexander has worked as a judge at multiple UFC events in Texas. The most recent event was UFC 271, at which he issued a controversial, dissenting 29-28 score in favor of Roxanne Modafferi in her split decision loss to Casey O’Neill. Alexander also judged a bout at UFC 265 in 2021 and two bouts at UFC 247, according to MMA Decisions.