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|Born||October 1, 1992|
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
|Other names||The Great|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Fighting out of||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Rank||Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Alexander Hernandez (born October 1, 1992) is an American mixed martial artist. He is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship and fights in the Lightweight division. As of January 2, 2019[update], he is #11 in official UFC lightweight rankings.
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.
Mixed martial arts career
Hernandez compiled an amateur MMA record of 3-0 before making his professional debut in the spring of 2012.
He competed for various regional promotions such as Legacy Fighting Alliance and Resurrection Fighting Alliance and by 2018, he had amassed a 8-1 MMA record before signing with the UFC in early 2018.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Hernandez made his promotional debut as a short notice replacement filling in for Bobby Green against Beneil Dariush on March 3, 2018 at UFC 222. Hernandez won the fight via knockout in the fight's opening minute. He was awarded a $50,000 bonus for Performance of the Night.
Hernandez next faced Olivier Aubin-Mercier on July 28, 2018 at UFC on Fox 30. Hernandez won the fight by pushing a high-pace, scoring takedowns, strikes and successful top game to take a unanimous decision.
Hernandez was expected to face Francisco Trinaldo on January 26, 2019 at UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ 1. However, Hernandez was pulled from that fight in favor of a bout with former UFC Lightweight Championship challenger Donald Cerrone a week earlier at UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Hero Fighting Championship
- Hero FC Lightweight Champion (One time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|11 matches||10 wins||1 loss|
|Win||10–1||Olivier Aubin-Mercier||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2||July 28, 2018||3||5:00||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||9–1||Beneil Dariush||KO (punch)||UFC 222||March 3, 2018||1||0:42||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||8–1||Derrick Adkins||TKO (punches)||LFA 27||November 10, 2017||3||1:53||Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States||Catchweight (160 lbs) bout; Adkins missed weight.|
|Win||7–1||Chris Pecero||Submission (rear-naked choke)||RFA 41||July 29, 2016||1||1:27||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Win||6–1||Rodrigo Sotelo Jr.||Submission (RNC)||Hero FC: Best of the Best 6||September 26, 2015||1||4:44||El Paso, Texas, United States||Won the Hero FC Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||5–1||Jacob Capelli||Decision (unanimous)||Hero FC : Best of the Best 4||January 17, 2015||3||3:00||Brownsville, Texas, United States|
|Win||4–1||Martin Walker||TKO (punches)||Hero FC: Best of the Best 3||September 12, 2014||1||2:59||Brownsville, Texas, United States||Lightweight debut.|
|Win||3–1||Joel Scott||Decision (unanimous)||Hero FC: Texas Pride||September 28, 2013||3||3:00||Beaumont, Texas, United States|
|Loss||2–1||Jamall Emmers||Decision (split)||Hero FC: Pride of the Valley 2||June 21, 2013||3||5:00||Pharr, Texas, United States|
|Win||2–0||David Salazar||TKO (punches)||El Orgullo del Valle||March 16, 2013||1||0:34||Pharr, Texas, United States|
|Win||1–0||Dimitre Ivy||Decision (unanimous)||Kickass Productions||October 20, 2012||3||3:00||Seguin, Texas, United States||Featherweight debut.|
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