Ernest Chavez (fighter)
|Born||June 27, 1983|
Brawley, California, United States
|Residence||Orange County, California|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Orange County, California|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
A professional since 2009, Chavez began his career competing for several regional promotions in his native Southern California, where he compiled an undefeated record before signing with the UFC in early 2014.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Chavez was expected to drop down to featherweight and face Mirsad Bektic on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 49. However, Chavez was forced out of the bout with an injury and was replaced by Max Holloway.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|12 matches||10 wins||2 losses|
|Win||10–2||Adam Townsend||Decision (split)||RFA 33: Townsend vs. Chavez||December 11, 2015||3||5:00||Costa Mesa, California, United States|
|Win||9–2||Justin Buchholz||TKO (punches)||TWC 23 - Halloween Havoc 5||October 30, 2015||1||3:22||Porterville, California, United States|
|Loss||8–2||Zubaira Tukhugov||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story||October 4, 2014||1||4:21||Stockholm, Sweden||Featherweight debut.|
|Loss||8–1||Elias Silvério||Submission (rear-naked choke)||The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs. Maldonado||May 31, 2014||3||4:21||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||8–0||Yosdenis Cedeno||Decision (split)||UFC 170||February 22, 2014||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||7–0||Jorge Valdez||TKO (punches)||BAMMA USA - Badbeat 9||May 31, 2013||3||4:00||Commerce, California, United States|
|Win||6–0||Tom Gloudeman||KO (punches)||BAMMA USA - Badbeat 8||March 15, 2013||1||1:21||Commerce, California, United States|
|Win||5–0||Josh Smith||Decision (unanimous)||FCOC - Fight Club OC||October 4, 2012||3||5:00||Costa Mesa, California, United States|
|Win||4–0||Stephen Martinez||Decision (split)||LBFN 13 - Long Beach Fight Night 13||November 20, 2011||3||5:00||Long Beach, California, United States|
|Win||3–0||Xavier Stokes||TKO (punches)||Fight Club OC - Night at the Fights||May 19, 2011||1||2:43||Irvine, California, United States|
|Win||2–0||Brandon Jinnies||TKO (punches)||BITB - Battle in the Ballroom||August 5, 2010||1||0:44||Irvine, California, United States|
|Win||1–0||Dionisio Ramirez||Decision (unanimous)||Apocalypse Fights 4 - War||June 13, 2009||3||5:00||Coachella, California, United States|
- "Ernest-Chavez - Official UFC Fighter Profile". ufc.com. February 22, 2014.
- Zane Simon (2014-02-07). "UFC signs lightweight Ernest Chavez". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
- Jason Floyd (2014-02-07). "Ernest Chavez vs. Yosdenis Cedeno official for UFC 170". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
- Brian Martin (2014-02-22). "UFC 170: Ernest Chavez earns split-decsion win over Yosdenis Cedeno in UFC 170 opener". dailynews.com. Retrieved 2014-02-22.
- Matt Erickson (2014-03-26). "Ernest Chavez vs. Elias Silverio added to UFC Fight Night 42 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-03-26.
- Matt Erickson (2014-05-31). "TUF Brazil 3 Finale results, photos: Elias Silverio taps out tough Ernest Chavez". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-05-31.
- Sean Ross Sapp (2014-06-22). "Ernest Chavez vs. Mirsad Bektic on for UFC Fight Night 49". fansided.com. Retrieved 2014-06-22.
- Andrew Ravens (2014-07-11). "Max Holloway steps in for Ernest Chavez & will fight Mirsad Bektic at UFC Fight Night 49". mmafrenzy.com. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
- Staff (2014-07-26). "Ernest Chavez vs. Zubaira Tukhugov added to UFC Fight Night 53 in Sweden". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-26.
- Staff. "WFC 13 card, featuring Ernest Chavez". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-12-31.