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Alexander Hernandez
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Born (1992-10-01) 1 October 1992 (age 26)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Other namesThe Great
ResidenceSan Antonio, Texas
NationalityAmerican, Mexican
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
DivisionLightweight (2014—present)
Featherweight (2012—2013)
Reach72 in (183 cm)
StanceSouthpaw
TeamOhana Academy
RankBrown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu..[1]
Years active2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total10
Wins9
By knockout4
By submission2
By decision3
Losses1
By knockout0
By submission0
By decision1
Draws0
No contests0

Alexander Hernandez (born 1 November 1992) is an American professional Mixed Martial Artist and former amateur wrestler of Mexican descent[2]. Hernandez currently fighting in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championships. Hernandez formerly fought for the Legacy Fighting Alliance[3].

Background[edit | edit source]

Hernandez began wrestling at the age of 13 and started training in other martial arts as he progressed through education and entered college where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Finance out of University of Texas at San Antonio. Hernandez worked as a Mortgage Loan Officer as he was recovering from a MCL and meniscus injury[4][5].

Mixed Martial Arts Career[edit | edit source]

Hernandez compiled an amateur MMA record of 3-0 and then made his professional debut in the Spring of 2012.

He fought for various promotions and by 2018, he had amassed a 7-1 MMA record.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit | edit source]

On the 14th of February 2018, it was reported that Bobby Green had pulled out of his scheduled fight with ranked 12 lightweight: Beneil Dariush, thus Hernandez was contacted and signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championships on short notice to fight at UFC 222 in Las Vegas, Nevada[6]

After successfully making weight, thus making the scheduled fight official; Hernandez fought and knocked out Beneil Dariush in just 42 seconds in the first round with a straight left hand and some followup ground strikes[7]. With this win, Hernandez won his UFC debut and took a $50,000 bonus for "Performance of the Night".

Hernandez is next scheduled to fight Canadian mixed martial artist, Olivier Aubin-Mercier on the 28th of July, 2018 at UFC on Fox 30 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada[8]

Mixed martial arts record[edit | edit source]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 9–1 Beneil Dariush KO (punches) UFC 222 3 March 2018 1 0:42 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States UFC Debut. Performance of the Night.
Win 8–1 Derrick Adkins TKO (ground and pound) LFA 27: Watley vs Wlison 10 November 2017 3 1:53 Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States Catchweight (160 lbs).
Win 7–1 Chris Pecero Submission (Rear Naked Choke) RFA 41: Clark vs Giles 29 July 2016 1 1:27 San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win 6-1 Rodrigo Sotelo Jr. Submission (Rear Naked choke) Hero FC: Best of the Best 6 26 September 2015 1 4:44 El Paso, Texas, United States
Win 5–1 Jacob Capelli Decision (Unanimous) Hero FC: Best of the Best 4 17 January 2015 3 3:00 Brownsville, Texas, United States
Win 4–1 Martin Walker KO/TKO Best of the Best 3 12 September 2014 1 2:59 Brownsville, Texas, United States Moved to Lightweight.
Win 3–1 Joel Scott Decision (Unanimous) Texas Pride 28 September 2013 3 3:00 Beaumont, Texas, United States
Loss 2-1 Jamall Emmers Decision (Split) Pride of the Valley 2 21 June 2013 3 3:00 Pharr, Texas, United States
Win 2–0 David Salazar KO/TKO El Orgullo del Valle 16 March 2013 1 0:34 Pharr, Texas, United States
Win 1–0 Dmitre Ivy Decision (Unanimous) Kickass Productions 20 October 2012 1 N/A Seguin, Texas, United States MMA Debut

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "How UFC newcomer Alexander Hernandez's past in mortgage banking made him a better fighter". MMAjunkie. 2018-03-07. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  2. "Alexander Hernandez - Official UFC® Fighter Profile". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  3. "Alexander Hernandez ("The Great") | MMA Fighter Page | Tapology". Tapology. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  4. "Alexander Hernandez - Official UFC® Fighter Profile". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  5. "Rocky Balboa of New Braunfels, except that Alexander Hernandez won". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  6. "Alex Hernandez Looking to 'Shock Everybody' at UFC 222 | MMAWeekly.com". www.mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  7. "UFC 222 results: Alexander Hernandez KOs Beneil Dariush in big way – after sneaky opening". MMAjunkie. 2018-03-04. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  8. "Alexander Hernandez vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier slated for UFC on FOX 30". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-06-27.


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