|Born||Edward Benson Herman
October 2, 1980
Vancouver, Washington, United States
|Other names||Short Fuse|
|Residence||Fort Collins, Colorado|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||186 lb (84 kg; 13.3 st)|
|Reach||75 in (190 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Fort Collins, Colorado|
|Rank||black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu |
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Edward Benson Herman (born October 2, 1980) is an American mixed martial artist. He currently fights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship in their Middleweight division. He was a finalist on SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter 3, training under UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock.
Herman was born and primarily raised in Vancouver, Washington by his father who competed in wrestling for Iowa University. His mother lived in Portland, Oregon and he spent time there as well. In high school, Herman played football and also competed in wrestling. Shortly after high school he began training in mixed martial arts at Team Quest.
Mixed martial arts
The Ultimate Fighter
While on The Ultimate Fighter, he won a preliminary victory against Danny Abaddi by armbar. In the semifinals, he defeated Rory Singer by rear naked choke. He then lost to Kendall Grove in the finals by unanimous decision. Despite his loss, Herman was subsequently awarded a contract by UFC president Dana White based on his performance.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
At UFC Fight Night: Evans vs Salmon, Herman scored his first UFC victory in a catchweight contest defeating Chris Price via armbar midway through round one. At the weigh in Herman made the 186 lb limit however Price did not take to the scales, coming back later that evening to record 192 lb.
Herman won his second consecutive UFC fight by defeating Scott Smith via rear-naked choke. This fight was held at UFC 72 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Herman won Submission of the Night honors for his performance.
In Herman's fourth UFC fight, he took on Canadian fighter Joe Doerksen at UFC 78 who held a prior victory over Herman via submission. Herman avenged that loss, winning the fight by knocking Doerksen out in the third round and receiving Knockout of the Night honors in the process.
In his fight against Aaron Simpson, Herman's knee was caught in a bad position near the end of the first-round during a takedown, with his opponent landing on the knee. Herman most likely sustained a serious injury at this point, visibly having trouble putting any weight on the injured leg after the round ended. Herman seemed to recover, and answered the bell for the second round. Early in the second, however, Herman further injured his knee attempting a high-kick, causing him to collapse to the mat in pain and the fight to be stopped.
Herman faced Jake Shields on August 11, 2012 at UFC 150. Herman lost to Shields via unanimous decision. However, on October 12, 2012, it was revealed that Shields has tested positive for a banned substance and the result was overturned to a No Contest.
Herman was expected to face Rafael Natal on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167. However, Natal was pulled from the pairing with Herman in favor of a bout with Tim Kennedy on November 6, 2013 in the event headliner at UFC Fight Night 31. Herman instead faced Thales Leites. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
For the Strikeforce promotion's final show, Herman was allowed to step away from the UFC for one fight and signed to face Ronaldo Souza at Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine on January 12, 2013. Herman took the fight after several UFC fighters turned it down. He lost via submission in the first round.
Herman lives with his girlfriend Crystal and her daughter. The couple had twins in January 2008. Before becoming a full-time professional fighter, Herman worked as a bartender and bouncer. He has a younger brother and two step-sisters.
Championships and Accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|32 matches||21 wins||10 losses|
|Loss||21–10 (1)||Thales Leites||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 167||November 16, 2013||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||21–9 (1)||Trevor Smith||Decision (split)||UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga||July 27, 2013||3||5:00||Seattle, Washington, United States||Fight of the Night|
|Loss||20–9 (1)||Ronaldo Souza||Submission (kimura)||Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine||January 12, 2013||1||3:10||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|NC||20–8 (1)||Jake Shields||NC (result overturned)||UFC 150||August 11, 2012||3||5:00||Denver, Colorado, United States||Original decision loss; overturned when Shields failed post-fight drug test.|
|Win||20–8||Clifford Starks||Submission (rear naked choke)||UFC 143||February 4, 2012||2||1:43||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||19–8||Kyle Noke||Submission (inverted heel hook)||UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle||August 14, 2011||1||4:15||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||18–8||Tim Credeur||TKO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale||June 4, 2011||1||0:48||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||17–8||Aaron Simpson||TKO (knee injury)||UFC 102||August 29, 2009||2||0:17||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Win||17–7||David Loiseau||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 97||April 18, 2009||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||16–7||Alan Belcher||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Neer||September 17, 2008||3||5:00||Omaha, Nebraska, United States|
|Loss||16–6||Demian Maia||Technical Submission (mounted triangle choke)||UFC 83||April 19, 2008||2||2:27||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||16–5||Joe Doerksen||KO (punch)||UFC 78||November 17, 2007||3||0:39||Newark, New Jersey, United States||Knockout of the Night|
|Win||15–5||Scott Smith||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 72||June 16, 2007||2||2:25||Belfast, Northern Ireland||Submission of the Night|
|Win||14–5||Chris Price||Submission (armbar)||UFC Fight Night: Evans vs Salmon||January 25, 2007||1||2:58||Hollywood, Florida, United States||Submission of the Night|
|Loss||13–5||Jason MacDonald||Submission (triangle choke)||Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter||October 10, 2006||1||2:43||Hollywood, Florida, United States|
|Loss||13–4||Kendall Grove||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale||June 24, 2006||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Fight of the Night|
|Win||13–3||Dave Menne||TKO (corner stoppage)||Extreme Challenge 63||July 23, 2005||1||5:00||Hayward, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||12–3||Nick Thompson||TKO (injury)||Hand 2 Hand Combat||June 17, 2005||1||N/A||Ohio, United States|
|Win||11–3||Rhomez Brower||Submission (armbar)||IFC: Mayhem in Montana||April 30, 2005||1||2:47||Billings, Montana, United States|
|Win||10–3||Glover Teixeira||Decision (unanimous)||SF 9: Respect||March 26, 2005||3||5:00||Gresham, Oregon, United States|
|Loss||9–3||Joe Doerksen||Technical Submission (triangle choke)||SF 7: Frightnight||October 23, 2004||3||2:12||Gresham, Oregon, United States|
|Win||9–2||Brian Ebersole||Submission (triangle choke)||SF 5: Stadium||August 28, 2004||2||N/A||Gresham, Oregon, United States|
|Loss||8–2||Kazuo Misaki||Technical Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Pancrase: 2004 Neo-Blood Tournament, Final||July 25, 2004||2||3:31||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||8–1||Shane Davis||Submission (armbar)||SF 4: Fight For Freedom||June 26, 2004||3||N/A||Gresham, Oregon, United States|
|Win||7–1||Cory Devela||Submission (armbar)||Pride and Fury||June 3, 2004||1||3:20||Worley, Idaho, United States|
|Win||6–1||Jacen Flynn||Submission (armbar)||SF 3: Dome||April 17, 2004||2||3:48||Gresham, Oregon, United States|
|Win||5–1||Justin Hawes||Submission (armbar)||DesertBrawl 10||April 3, 2004||2||3:45||Bend, Oregon, United States|
|Win||4–1||Derek Downey||TKO (punches)||SF 1: Revolution||February 21, 2004||3||2:14||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Win||3–1||Rich Guerin||Submission (keylock)||PPKA: Ultimate Fight Night 3||January 3, 2004||4||2:17||Yakima, Washington, United States|
|Win||2–1||Ryan Pope||Submission (armbar)||Desert Brawl 9||November 8, 2003||1||0:24||Bend, Oregon, United States|
|Loss||1–1||Shane Davis||Submission (armbar)||TQP: Sport Fight "Second Coming"||August 23, 2003||1||2:18||Gresham, Oregon, United States|
|Win||1–0||Ryan Pope||Submission (armbar)||Xtreme Ring Wars 2||May 10, 2003||1||2:38||Pasco, Washington, United States|
- "UFC on FOX 8′s Ed Herman on $200 paydays, sketchy hotels and now-veteran status". MMAjunkie.com. July 23, 2013.
- "Tim Credeur vs. Ed Herman Targeted For TUF 13 Finale". Heavy.com. February 19, 2011.
- "Tom Lawlor Injured, Off UFC on Versus 5 Card, Ed Herman Now Faces Kyle Noke". bloodyelbow.com. July 8, 2011.
- "UFC on Versus 5 Play-by-Play: Ed Herman vs. Kyle Noke". MMAWeekly.com. August 13, 2011.
- "Ed Herman vs. Clifford Starks Added to UFC 143". mmafighting.com. December 28, 2011.
- "Jake Shields vs. Ed Herman slated for UFC 150 in Denver". mmajunkie.com. April 30, 2012.
- "Colorado commission confirms Shields' suspension, UFC 150 win changed to no-contest". mmajunkie.com. October 15, 2012. Retrieved October 15, 2012.
- "Ed Herman vs. Trevor Smith added to July's UFC on FOX 8 event". mmajunkie.com. April 26, 2013.
- Staff (2013-07-27). "UFC on FOX 8 bonuses: Johnson, Guillard, Herman, Smith earn $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-07-27.
- Dana Becker (September 16, 2013). "UFC 167 Adds Ed Herman-Rafael Natal". fightline.com.
- Staff. "Tim Kennedy gets Rafael Natal at UFC's 'Fight for the Troops 3'". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 10-01-2013.
- Staff. "Thales Leites replaces Rafael Natal, faces Ed Herman at UFC 167". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 10-02-2013.
- Staff. "Ed Herman vs. Rafael Natal joins UFC Fight Night in Cincinnati". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 02-20-2014.
- "STRIKEFORCE® MARQUARDT VS. SAFFIEDINE". strikeforce.com. 2012-11-30.
- "10 Questions With Ed Herman (2/1/2008)". DARRICKPATRICK>LIVEJOURNAL.com. 2008-02-01. Retrieved 2010-05-03.