Alexander Hernandez

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Alexander Hernandez
Born (1992-10-01) October 1, 1992 (age 26)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Other namesThe Great
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
DivisionLightweight
Featherweight
Fighting out ofSan Antonio, Texas, United States
TeamOhana Academy
RankBrown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Years active2007–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total11
Wins10
By knockout4
By submission2
By decision4
Losses1
By knockout0
By submission0
By decision1
Draws0
Other information
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.[1] As of January 2, 2019, he is #11 in official UFC lightweight rankings.[2]


Background[edit]

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.[1][3]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

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[edit]

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.[4] Hernandez won the fight via knockout in the fight's opening minute.[5] He was awarded a $50,000 bonus for Performance of the Night.[6]

Hernandez next faced Olivier Aubin-Mercier on July 28, 2018 at UFC on Fox 30.[7] Hernandez won the fight by pushing a high-pace, scoring takedowns, strikes and successful top game to take a unanimous decision.[8][9]

Hernandez was expected to face Francisco Trinaldo on January 26, 2019 at UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ 1.[10] 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.[11]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Alexander Hernandez". www.ufc.com.
  2. ^ "Fighter Rankings | UFC ®". UFC. Retrieved 2019-01-02.
  3. ^ "Rocky Balboa of New Braunfels, except that Alexander Hernandez won". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  4. ^ Staff (2018-02-23). "Beneil Dariush draws newcomer as replacement opponent at UFC 222". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  5. ^ "UFC 222 results: Alexander Hernandez KOs Beneil Dariush in big way – after sneaky opening". MMAjunkie. 2018-03-04. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  6. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2018-03-04). "UFC 222 bonuses: Ortega, O'Malley, Soukhamthath, Hernandez earn $50K checks". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  7. ^ "Alexander Hernandez vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier slated for UFC on FOX 30". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  8. ^ "Alexander Hernandez beat Olivier Aubin-Mercier in the cage – and the beating continued afterward". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-29. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  9. ^ "UFC on FOX 30 results: Alexander Hernandez earns decision over Olivier Aubin-Mercier". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  10. ^ "Report: Alexander Hernandez steps in for Islam Makhachev against Francisco Trinaldo at UFC 233". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  11. ^ Mike Bohn (2018-12-08). "Donald Cerrone meets Alexander Hernandez in return to lightweight for ESPN featured bout Jan. 19". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-12-08.
  12. ^ "UFC 222 Bonuses! Ortega's KO Of Edgar Leads $50K Winners". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2018-07-30.

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