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Abner Lloveras Hernández (born September 4, 1982, in Barcelona) is a Catalan professional mixed martial artist in the lightweight division.[1] Abner received a Gold Medal in the Spanish Olympic boxing tournament in 2010. He also competed on The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber.

Abner Lloveras
Born (1982-09-04) September 4, 1982 (age 37)[1]
Barcelona, Catalonia[1]
Other namesSkullman[1]
ResidenceBarcelona, Catalonia[2]
NationalityCatalan
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)[1]
DivisionLightweight[3]
Fighting out ofLudlow, Massachusetts, U.S.
Barcelona, Catalonia
TeamTeam Link
TrainerMarco Alvan
Gabriel Gonzaga
RankBlack belt in Muay Thai Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active2004-present[1]
Mixed martial arts record
Total34
Wins22
By knockout8
By submission6
By decision8
Losses11
By knockout3
By submission1
By decision7
Draws1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Lloveras made his professional MMA debut in August 2004 with the UK Mixed Martial Arts Championship promotion in England. Over the next decade, he would compete for a variety of promotions – including Shooto and M-1 Global – as he amassed a record of 19 wins against 7 losses. One of Lloveras most notable bouts during this period was with UFC fighter Phillipe Nover.

The Ultimate FighterEdit

On August 31, 2015, it was announced that Lloveras would be a contestant on the 22nd season of The Ultimate Fighter reality show.[4] In the elimination round, he defeated Vlado Sikic by verbal submission due to a shoulder injury. In the preliminary round, he defeated Jason Gonzalez by unanimous decision. In the quarterfinals, Lloveras lost to Julian Erosa on a controversial split decision.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Lloveras faced fellow cast member Chris Gruetzemacher at the TUF 22 Finale on December 11, 2015. On a fairly competitive three rounds, with Abner almost finishing the fight with a standing rear-naked choke, he lost the bout by unanimous decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.[5]

Post-UFCEdit

Lloveras faced UFC veteran Andre Winner on June 25, 2016, for the SHC interim welterweight title, in Geneva.[6] He lost the fight via split decision.

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

  • Respect Fighting Championship
    • Respect Lightweight Championship (One time; current)

2015 best MMA fight by GNP MAGAZINE in Europe

KickboxingEdit

  • Kickboxing Spain
    • Amateur champion (2005)[7]

BoxingEdit

  • Boxing Spain
    • Spain champion (2010, 2011 and 2012)[8]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
34 matches 22 wins 11 losses
By knockout 8 3
By submission 6 1
By decision 8 7
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 22–11–1 Jim Wallhead Decision (unanimous) Bellator Newcastle February 9, 2019 3 5:00 Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Win 22–10–1 Alessandro Botti TKO (punches) Italian Cage Fighting 4 September 29, 2018 1 3:46 Milan, Italy
Loss 21–10–1 Fares Ziam KO (punch) Hit Fighting Championship 5 March 10, 2018 2 0:24 Horgen, Switzerland
Win 21–9–1 Davy Gallon KO (punch) Arnold Fighters/Titan Channel: War of Titans September 23, 2017 3 3:44 Barcelona, Spain
Win 20–9–1 Maxim Maryanchuk KO (kick to the body) ADW: Road to Abu Dhabi 4 September 26, 2016 2 4:18 Sofia, Bulgaria
Loss 19–9–1 Andre Winner Decision (split) SHC 11 June 25, 2016 3 5:00 Geneva, Switzerland
Loss 19–8–1 Chris Gruetzemacher Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber Finale December 11, 2015 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 19–7–1 Nordin Asrih Decision (unanimous) Respect FC 12 April 11, 2015 5 5:00 Wuppertal, Germany Won the vacant Respect Lightweight Championship.[9]
Win 18–7–1 Jonas Boeno do Rosario Decision (unanimous) Ansgar Fighting League 2 November 29, 2014 3 5:00 Fuenlabrada, Spain
Win 17–7–1 Miguel Valverde Submission (guillotine choke) International Fighting Championship July 25, 2014 1 1:09 Badalona, Spain
Win 16–7–1 Pierre Chretien Submission (guillotine choke) Ansgar Fighting League 1 May 10, 2014 1 1:05 Barcelona, Spain
Loss 15–7–1 Mike Campbell Decision (unanimous) CES MMA: Undisputed 2 February 1, 2013 5 5:00 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Win 15–6–1 Ryan Quinn Decision (unanimous) CES MMA: Proving Grounds June 15, 2012 3 5:00 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Win 14–6–1 Rich Moskowitz Decision (unanimous) Premier Fighting Championship 7 December 3, 2011 3 5:00 Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Win 13–6–1 Ralph Johnson Submission (armbar) Paul Vandale Promotions: The Beast Comes East May 20, 2011 1 2:49 Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Loss 12–6–1 Shamil Zavurov TKO (punches) M-1 Challenge 22: Narkun vs. Vasilevsky December 10, 2010 4 4:22 Moscow, Russia For the vacant M-1 Global Welterweight Championship.
Win 12–5–1 Danny Covin TKO (punches) Hombres de Honor 15 November 20, 2010 2 0:49 Barcelona, Spain
Win 11–5–1 Berrie Bunthof KO (punch) M-1 Selection 2010: Eastern Europe Finals July 22, 2010 1 3:23 Moscow, Russia
Win 10–5–1 Miljan Jaksic Submission (rear-naked choke) M-1 Selection 2010: Western Europe Round 3 May 29, 2010 1 4:20 Helsinki, Finland
Loss 9–5–1 Leandro Frois Lopes Decision (unanimous) Fight 4 Life March 27, 2010 3 5:00 Barcelona, Spain
Win 9–4–1 Sunnat Ilyasov KO (knees and punches) M-1 Selection 2010: Western Europe Round 1 February 5, 2010 2 1:18 Hilversum, Netherlands
Win 8–4–1 Luiz Andrade I Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 18: Netherlands Day Two August 16, 2009 2 5:00 Hilversum, Netherlands
Win 7–4–1 Gael Grimaud Decision (split) M-1 Challenge 14: Japan April 29, 2009 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 6–4–1 Carlos Valeri KO (punches) Almogavers 1 March 22, 2009 2 0:24 Barcelona, Spain
Loss 5–4–1 Erik Oganov Decision M-1 MFC: Battle on the Neva July 21, 2007 3 5:00 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 5–3–1 Ramon Diaz Decision (unanimous) Hummer Man Fight 1 April 14, 2007 3 N/A Guadalajara, Spain
Win 4–3–1 Lola Bamgbala Submission (kimura) UKMMAC 17: Iron Circle November 26, 2006 1 N/A England
Loss 3–3–1 Phillipe Nover Decision (majority) ROC 12 - Tournament of Champions Quarterfinals November 17, 2006 2 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 3–2–1 Marius Doczi Decision (unanimous) Shooto - Spain July 9, 2006 2 5:00 Spain
Win 2–2–1 Marcos de Paulo TKO (punches) MMA Vitoria 1 April 8, 2006 1 3:40 Vitória, Brazil
Loss 1–2–1 Oliver Jones Submission (rear-naked choke) Extreme Fighting 1 October 15, 2005 2 4:38 London, England
Draw 1–1–1 Lola Bamgbala Draw UKMMAC 12: Brutal Beatdown October 2, 2005 3 5:00 Essex, England
Win 1–1 Tom Lowman Submission (guillotine choke) UKMMAC 10: Slugfest March 6, 2005 1 4:45 Essex, England
Loss 0–1 Darren Guisha TKO (leg injury) UKMMAC 8: Natural Force August 22, 2004 3 3:59 Essex, England

Mixed martial arts exhibition recordEdit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 2–1 Julian Erosa Decision (split) The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber December 3, 2015 (airdate) 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 22 quarter final.
Win 2–0 Jason Gonzalez Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber November 18, 2015 (airdate) 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 22 preliminary round.
Win 1–0 Vlado Sikic TKO (shoulder injury) The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber September 9, 2015 (airdate) 1 3:33 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 22 elimination round.

Except where otherwise indicated, details provided in the record box are taken from Sherdog.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Abner "Skullman" Lloveras". sherdog.com. Archived from the original on 1 November 2010. Retrieved December 8, 2010.
  2. ^ "Abner "Skullman" Lloveras". mma-core.com. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved December 9, 2010.
  3. ^ "Abner Lloveras – Catalan's Sensational Welterweight Warrior". sherdog.com. October 7, 2010. Retrieved December 9, 2010.
  4. ^ Damon Martin (August 31, 2015). "'Ultimate Fighter': Team McGregor vs. Team Faber full cast announced". foxsports.com. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  5. ^ Mike Bohn (2015-12-11). "TUF 22 Finale results: Chris Gruetzemacher beats Abner Lloveras by unanimous decision". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-11.
  6. ^ "Abner Lloveras vs Winner, el 25 de junio en Ginebra - Marca.com". Marca.com. Retrieved 2016-05-22.
  7. ^ "Kickboxing amateur 2005". YouTube. 2015-04-16.
  8. ^ "Team Link Barcelona: TEAM LINK BARCELONA". Teamlinkbarcelona.blogspot.com.es. 2011-03-14. Retrieved 2015-12-12.
  9. ^ "FightCenter". Tapology.com. Retrieved 2015-12-12.

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