Hector Sandoval

Hector Sandoval (born July 19, 1986) is Mexican-American mixed martial artist, who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He currently competes in the flyweight division.

Hector Sandoval
BornHector Sandoval
(1986-07-19) July 19, 1986 (age 34)
Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico
Other namesKid Alex
ResidenceSacramento, California
NationalityMexican and American
Height5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)
DivisionFlyweight
Reach64 in (163 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofSacramento, California
TeamTeam Alpha Male
Years active2008–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total19
Wins15
By knockout4
By submission2
By decision9
Losses4
By knockout2
By submission2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Born in Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico, Sandoval moved to Ukiah, California as a child. He began training in mixed martial arts in 2006 at the age of 19.

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Sandoval made his professional debut in July 2008. He compiled a record of 12 - 2 on the regional scene in California, including stints for Palace Fighting Championship and Tachi Palace Fights, before signing with the UFC on the heels of a four fight winning streak in June 2016.[2]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Morales made his promotional debut as a short notice replacement against Wilson Reis on July 30, 2016 at UFC 201.[3] He lost the fight via submission in the first round.[4]

Sandoval faced Fredy Serrano on December 17, 2016 at UFC on Fox 22.[5] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[6]

Sandoval faced Matt Schnell on April 22, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 108.[7] He won via knockout in the first round.[8]

Sandoval faced Dustin Ortiz on August 5, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 114.[9] He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.[10]

Sandoval was scheduled to face Jarred Brooks on June 1, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 131.[11] However, Sandoval was removed from the bout on May 22 for undisclosed reasons and replaced by promotional newcomer Jose Torres.[12]

It was reported in November 2018 that Sandoval was released from UFC.[13]

Post-UFC careerEdit

After being released from the UFC, Sandoval next faced Jorge Calvo Martin at Combate 37 on May 10, 2019. Sandoval won the fight via unanimous decision.

Sandoval was expected to face John Moraga at ARES 2 on April 3, 2020.[14] However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was postponed until October 30, 2020.[15]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
19 matches 15 wins 4 losses
By knockout 4 2
By submission 2 2
By decision 9 0
Draws 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 15–4 Jorge Calvo Martin Decision (unanimous) Combate 36: Sanchez vs. Velasco May 10, 2019 3 5:00 Stockton, California, United States
Loss 14–4 Dustin Ortiz KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno August 5, 2017 1 0:15 Mexico City, Mexico
Win 14–3 Matt Schnell KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov April 22, 2017 1 4:24 Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Win 13–3 Fredy Serrano Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: VanZant vs. Waterson December 17, 2016 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States
Loss 12–3 Wilson Reis Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 201 July 30, 2016 1 1:49 Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Win 12–2 Eloy Garza TKO (punches) Global Knockout 6 March 26, 2016 1 3:19 Jackson, California, United States Won the Global Knockout Flyweight Championship.
Win 11–2 Martin Sandoval Decision (unanimous) TPF 26: Brawl in the Hall February 18, 2016 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 10–2 Derrick Easterling Decision (unanimous) Conquer Fighting Championships November 21, 2015 3 5:00 Richmond, California, United States
Win 9–2 Oscar Ramirez TKO (punches) West Coast FC 13 February 28, 2015 2 0:41 Sacramento, California, United States Won the West Coast FC Flyweight Championship.
Loss 8–2 Willie Gates TKO (punches) TPF 21: All or Nothing November 6, 2014 1 1:23 Lemoore, California, United States Lost the TPF Bantamweight Championship.
Win 8–1 Ryan Hollis Decision (unanimous) TPF 20: Night of Champions August 7, 2014 5 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States Won the vacant TPF Flyweight Championship.
Win 7–1 Benjamin Vinson Decision (unanimous) TPF 18: Martinez vs. Culley February 6, 2014 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 6–1 Robert Schepps Decision (unanimous) Rogue Fights 22 April 13, 2013 3 5:00 Redding, California, United States
Win 5–1 Andrew Vallarerez Submission (guillotine choke) Dragon House 13 February 2, 2013 1 0:50 Oakland, California, United States
Win 4–1 Taylor McCorriston Decision (unanimous) Impact MMA - Recognition December 10, 2011 3 5:00 Pleasanton, California, United States
Win 3–1 Bobby Escalante TKO (punches) UPC Unlimited 6 September 10, 2011 1 2:53 Turlock, California, United States
Win 2–1 Jordan Felix Submission (armbar) Gladiator Challenge - Warpath May 21, 2011 2 1:04 Placerville, California, United States
Win 1–1 Ronald Carillo Decision (unanimous) CCFC - El Reventon April 24, 2010 3 5:00 Santa Rosa, California, United States
Loss 0–1 Ulysses Gomez Submission (armbar) PFC 9: The Return July 18, 2008 1 0:51 Lemoore, California, United States

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hector Sandoval - Official UFC Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved June 1, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Zane Simon (2016-07-19). "Welcome to the UFC Hector Sandoval". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2016-07-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Dana Becker (2016-07-18). "Team Alpha Male's Hector Sandoval Takes On Wilson Reis At UFC 201". mmanews.com. Retrieved 2016-07-18. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-07-30). "UFC 201 results: No title fight, so Wilson Reis makes quick statement by tapping Hector Sandoval". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Danny Segura (2016-10-27). "Fredy Serrano vs. Hector Sandoval added to UFC on Fox 22". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-10-27. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-12-17). "UFC on FOX 22 results: Hector Sandoval outpoints Fredy Serrano for first UFC win". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Dale Jordan (2017-03-08). "Official fight card lineup set for UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville, Tennessee". mmamad.com. Retrieved 2017-03-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Steven Marrocco (2017-04-22). "UFC Fight Night 108 results: Risky Hector Sandoval finishes Matt Schnell with hammerfists". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-04-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Staff (2017-05-31). "Dustin Ortiz vs. Hector Sandoval set for UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-05-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "UFC Fight Night 114 results: Dustin Ortiz KOs Hector Sandoval in 15 seconds for fastest flyweight win". MMAjunkie. 2017-08-06. Retrieved 2017-08-06.
  11. ^ "Sijara Eubanks vs. Lauren Murphy among three fights added to UFC's debut in Utica, N.Y." MMAjunkie. 2018-02-24. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  12. ^ Ariel Helwani (2018-05-22). "Titan FC double champ Jose Torres signs with UFC, will debut in Utica". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-05-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "UFC Fight Announcements: Injury Shakeups, Late Replacements, More". www.flocombat.com. Retrieved 2018-12-05.
  14. ^ Carroll, Peter (2020-01-28). "Nordine Taleb, John Moraga set for debuts at ARES 2 in Brussels on April 3". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2020-01-29.
  15. ^ Michael Fiedel (March 6, 2020). "Upstart ARES FC promotion postpones second event due to coronavirus". thebodylockmma.com.

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