Anthony Hernandez (fighter)

Anthony Hernandez (born October 18, 1993) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing as a Middleweight with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional since 2014, he has also competed with Global Knockout and Legacy Fighting Alliance.

Anthony Hernandez
Born (1993-10-18) October 18, 1993 (age 28)
Dunnigan, California, United States
Nickname(s)Fluffy
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
DivisionMiddleweight
Reach75 in (191 cm)[1]
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofEl Dorado Hills, California, United States
TeamMMA Gold
RankPurple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu[2]
Black belt in Marinoble's MMA System[3]
Years active2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total11
Wins8
By knockout1
By submission6
By decision1
Losses2
By knockout1
By submission1
No contests1
Amateur record
Total10
Wins9
By knockout4
By submission3
Losses1
By submission1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Martial arts careerEdit

Amateur careerEdit

Anthony Hernandez made his amateur debut in 2010 during Ring of Fire 1, when he faced Michael Green Jr. He won the fight by unanimous decision.[4] This would be the first win of an eight fight winning streak, which ended in a chance to fight for the King of the Cage Amateur Middleweight title, against Justin Jones. Hernandez lost the fight by submission in the first round.[5]

Early careerEdit

In 2018, during LFA 32, he fought for the Legacy Fighting Alliance Middleweight title against Brendan Allen.[6] Hernandez won a unanimous decision.[7]

Fighting under the banner of Dana White's Contender Series 10 , he faced Jordan Wright. Despite winning the fight in 40 seconds, the fight would be declared a no contest, as Hernandez tested positive for marijuana. He was penalized 15% of his purse and suspended for 6 months.[8]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Hernandez made his UFC debut during UFC Fight Night: Assunção vs. Moraes 2 when he faced Markus Perez.[9] He lost in the second round, by anaconda choke.[10]

During UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang he faced Jun Yong Park.[11] He won this fight by anaconda choke.[12]

Hernandez faced Kevin Holland on May 16, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Harris.[13] He lost the fight after just 39 seconds, by TKO.[14]

Hernandez was scheduled to face five-time Jiu-Jitsu World Champion Rodolfo Vieira on January 16, 2021 at UFC on ABC 1.[15] However, Hernandez pulled out due to a positive COVID-19 test and they were rescheduled for UFC 258 on February 13, 2021.[16] Hernandez won the fight via a guillotine choke in round two in a huge upset.[17] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.[18]

Hernandez was scheduled to face Punahele Soriano on June 26, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 190.[19] However, Hernandez was pulled from the event due to injury and he was replaced by Brendan Allen at UFC Fight Night 192.[20]

Hernandez was scheduled to face Dustin Stoltzfus on December 18, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 199.[21] However, Hernandez withdrew from the event due to undisclosed reasons and was replaced by newcomer Caio Borralho.[22]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
11 matches 8 wins 2 losses
By knockout 1 1
By submission 6 1
By decision 1 0
No contests 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 8–2 (1) Rodolfo Vieira Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 258 February 13, 2021 2 1:53 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Loss 7–2 (1) Kevin Holland TKO (knees and punches) UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Harris May 16, 2020 1 0:39 Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Win 7–1 (1) Jun Yong Park Submission (anaconda choke) UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang August 31, 2019 2 4:39 Shenzhen, China
Loss 6–1 (1) Markus Perez Submission (anaconda choke) UFC Fight Night: Assunção vs. Moraes 2 February 2, 2019 2 1:07 Fortaleza, Brazil
NC 6–0 (1) Jordan Wright NC (overturned) Dana White's Contender Series 10 June 19, 2018 1 0:40 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Originally a KO (punches) win for Hernandez; overturned after he tested positive for marijuana.
Win 6–0 Brendan Allen Decision (unanimous) LFA 32 January 26, 2018 5 5:00 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States Won the LFA Middleweight Championship.
Win 5–0 Mike Persons Submission (guillotine choke) GKO 9 March 18, 2017 1 1:54 Jackson, California, United States
Win 4–0 Jumoke Hunter Submission (guillotine choke) GKO 7 August 27, 2016 1 3:09 Jackson, California, United States
Win 3–0 Preston Snook Submission (guillotine choke) GKO 4 August 29, 2015 1 3:09 Jackson, California, United States
Win 2–0 Kenny Ento Submission (guillotine choke) GKO 3 March 21, 2015 1 3:30 Jackson, California, United States
Win 1–0 Trey Williams KO (punch) WFC 11: Mitchell vs. Major September 13, 2014 1 0:51 Sacramento, California, United States

Amateur mixed martial arts recordEdit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 9–1 Eric Smith Submission (armbar) WFC 5 - Andrews vs. Griffin May 3, 2013 2 0:43 Sacramento, California, United States
Loss 8–1 Justin Jones Submission (rear-naked choke) KOTC - Fighting Legends April 13, 2013 1 1:42 Sacramento, California, United States For the KOTC Middleweight title.
Win 8–0 Matt Wilson TKO (Punches) WFC 4 - Huckaba vs. Williams January 18, 2013 1 N/A Sacramento, California, United States
Win 7–0 Blake Smee TKO (punches) Ultimate Reno Combat 35 July 20, 2012 3 1:11 Reno, Nevada, United States
Win 6-0 Randall Wallace Submission (rear-naked choke) Ultimate Reno Combat 33 May 18, 2012 2 1:48 Reno, Nevada, United States
Win 5–0 Sean Nelson Disqualification Dawgs of War 06/22/12 June 22, 2012 1 1:00 Roseville, California, United States
Win 4–0 Albert Townsend Submission (triangle choke) Ultimate Reno Combat - Fight Factory at the Knit 1 March 23, 2012 1 1:01 Reno, Nevada, United States Townsend missed weight (187.5 lbs).
Win 3–0 Jeremiah Johnson TKO (punches) Battle of the Titans II February 18, 2012 1 1:23 Rancho Cordova, Nevada, United States
Win 2–0 Mike Ramos KO (knee to the body) URC 28 - Invincible October 21, 2011 2 1:51 Reno, Nevada, United States
Win 1–0 Michael Green Jr. Decision (unanimous) Ring of Fire 1 June 25, 2010 3 2:00 Arcadia, California, United States

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Anthony Hernandez". ufcstats.com. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  2. ^ "UFC 258: Anthony Hernandez - "I Just Stayed Calm"". YouTube. 2021-02-13.
  3. ^ "UFC: Anthony Hernandez".
  4. ^ "Ring of Fire Ring of Fire 1". sherdog.com. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Justin Jones vs. Anthony Hernandez". tapology.com. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Tonight's LFA 32 headliners, Brendan Allen and Anthony Hernandez, are UFC-focused". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  7. ^ a b "LFA 32 results and highlights: Ryan Spann drops Alex Nicholson for comeback title win". MMA Junkie. 2018-01-27. Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  8. ^ "Contender Series fighters Anthony Hernandez, Jordan Williams sanctioned for failing drug tests". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Multiple UFC 233 fights get new dates, locations after Jan. 26 card scratched". MMAjunkie. 2018-12-12. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  10. ^ "UFC Fortaleza results: Markus Perez stuns, chokes out Anthony Hernandez". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  11. ^ Doherty, Dan (2019-08-31). "UFC Shenzhen Results: Anthony Hernandez Submits Tough Jun Yong Park". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  12. ^ "UFC Shenzhen Results: Anthony Hernandez Submits Tough Jun Yong Park". cagesidepress.com. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  13. ^ Martin, Damon (2020-05-01). "UFC reveals full fight cards for May 13 and May 16 events". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2020-05-04.
  14. ^ "Knockout! Watch Kevin Holland demolish Anthony Hernandez in just 39 seconds at UFC on ESPN 8". mmamania.com. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  15. ^ DNA, MMA (2020-11-20). "BJJ specialist Rodolfo Vieira treft Anthony Hernandez tijdens UFC evenement op 16 januari". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2020-11-21.
  16. ^ Jay Pettry (2021-01-01). "Positive COVID-19 test for Anthony Hernandez pushes Rodolfo Vieira match to Feb. 13". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2021-01-02.
  17. ^ Vreeland, Daniel (2021-02-13). "UFC 258 Results: Anthony Hernandez Shocks the World, Taps Rodolfo Viera". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-02-14.
  18. ^ a b "UFC 258 Bonuses: Usman Among Fighters To Nab Performance Checks". MMA News. 2021-02-14. Retrieved 2021-02-14.
  19. ^ "Anthony Hernandez vs. Punahele Soriano set for UFC Fight Night in June". MMA Junkie. 2021-03-18. Retrieved 2021-03-19.
  20. ^ DNA, MMA (2021-05-26). "Punahele Soriano krijgt nieuwe tegenstander en nieuwe datum na afzegging Anthony Hernandez". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-05-26.
  21. ^ DNA, MMA (2021-09-08). "Anthony Hernandez vs. Dustin Stoltzfus toegevoegd aan UFC evenement op 18 december". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-09-09.
  22. ^ Guilherme Cruz and Mike Heck (2021-11-29). "Dustin Stoltzfus vs. Caio Borralho targeted for UFC Vegas 45 with Anthony Hernandez injured". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2021-11-29.
  23. ^ "MMA 2021 Year in Review: Submission of the Year". 31 December 2021. Retrieved 2021-12-31.
  24. ^ "The Jitsmagazine 2021 BJJ Awards". 2 January 2022.
  25. ^ Sherdog.com. "Anthony". Sherdog. Retrieved 2020-05-30.

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