Ed Herman (mixed martial artist)

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Ed Herman
Born Edward Benson Herman
(1980-10-02) October 2, 1980 (age 36)
Vancouver, Washington, United States
Other names Short Fuse
Residence Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 204.5 lb (92.8 kg; 14.61 st)
Division Middleweight
Light Heavyweight (current)
Reach 77.0 in (196 cm)[1]
Fighting out of Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Team Gracie Barra Portland
Rank      Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2][3][4]
Years active 2002-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 36
Wins 23
By knockout 6
By submission 13
By decision 4
Losses 12
By knockout 3
By submission 6
By decision 3
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Edward Benson "Ed" Herman (born October 2, 1980) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2002, Herman was a finalist on SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter 3, and has also competed for Strikeforce and Pancrase.

Background[edit]

Herman was born and primarily raised in Vancouver, Washington by his father who competed in wrestling for The University of Iowa. Herman attended Columbia River High School where he competed in wrestling and football. Shortly after high school Herman began training in mixed martial arts at Team Quest.[5]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

While on The Ultimate Fighter, he won a preliminary victory against Danny Abaddi via armbar submission. In the semifinals, he defeated Rory Singer via rear-naked choke submission. 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[edit]

Herman made his UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale, where he lost to Kendall Grove in the finals by unanimous decision.

Herman lost his second fight to Jason MacDonald at Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter via triangle choke submission in round one.

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 submission. 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.

At UFC 83, Herman took on undefeated Brazilian fighter Demian Maia. Herman lost to Maia by triangle choke submission in the second round.

At UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Neer, Herman lost by split decision to Alan Belcher.

Herman's next fight came at UFC 97, where he defeated David Loiseau via unanimous decision.

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 Tim Credeur on June 4, 2011 at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale,[6] winning via TKO 48 seconds into the first round.

Herman then stepped in to replace an injured Tom Lawlor against Kyle Noke at UFC on Versus 5 on August 14, 2011.[7] Herman defeated Noke by submission (heel hook) in the first round.[8]

Herman faced Clifford Starks on February 4, 2012 at UFC 143.[9] He won the fight via submission in the second round.

Herman faced Jake Shields on August 11, 2012 at UFC 150.[10] 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.[11]

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.[12] Herman took the fight after several UFC fighters turned it down. He lost via submission in the first round.

Herman faced Trevor Smith on July 27, 2013 at UFC on Fox 8.[13] He won the fight by split decision. The win also earned Herman his second Fight of the Night bonus award.[14]

Herman was expected to face Rafael Natal on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167.[15] 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.[16] Herman instead faced Thales Leites.[17] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Herman faced Rafael Natal on May 10, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 40.[18] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Herman was expected to face Derek Brunson on December 13, 2014 at UFC on Fox 13.[19] However, the fight was scrapped just hours before the fight, as Brunson was stricken with a stomach ailment.[20] Subsequently, the bout with Brunson was rescheduled and took place on January 31, 2015 at UFC 183.[21] Herman lost the fight via TKO in the first round.

Herman faced Tim Boetsch in a light heavyweight bout on January 17, 2016 at UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz.[22][23] He won the fight via TKO in the second round and earned a Performance of the Night bonus.[24][25]

Herman faced Nikita Krylov on July 30, 2016 at UFC 201.[26] He lost the fight via knockout due to a head kick in the second round.[27]

Herman was expected to face Igor Pokrajac on March 4, 2017 at UFC 209.[28] However, Pokrajac pulled out of the fight in early February citing an injury, and was replaced by Gadzhimurad Antigulov.[29] Subsequently on February 20, Herman revealed that he was injured and would be unable to compete at the event.[30]

Herman is expected to face C.B. Dollaway on July 7, 2017 at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale.[31]

Personal life[edit]

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.[32]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 23–12 (1) Nikita Krylov KO (head kick) UFC 201 July 30, 2016 2 0:40 Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Win 23–11 (1) Tim Boetsch TKO (knee and punches) UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz January 17, 2016 2 1:39 Boston, Massachusetts, United States Return to Light Heavyweight. Performance of the Night
Loss 22–11 (1) Derek Brunson TKO (punches) UFC 183 January 31, 2015 1 0:36 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 22–10 (1) Rafael Natal Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva May 10, 2014 3 5:00 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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 (overturned) UFC 150 August 11, 2012 3 5:00 Denver, Colorado, United States Decision loss overturned; Shields tested positive for a banned diuretic.
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: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos 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 (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) UFC Fight Night 6.5 October 10, 2006 1 2:43 Hollywood, Florida, United States
Loss 13–4 Kendall Grove Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Ortiz vs. Team Shamrock 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 Won the SportFight Light Heavyweight Championship.
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 (americana) 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Dos Santos vs. Miocic". UFC.com. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ "UFC on FOX 8′s Ed Herman on $200 paydays, sketchy hotels and now-veteran status". MMAjunkie.com. July 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ Kyle Symes (January 11, 2013). "Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza vs. Ed Herman: Head-to-Toe Breakdown". Bleacher Report. 
  4. ^ Ariel Shnerer. "UFC 150: Main card preview". Fox Sports. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ http://www.ed-herman.com/bio.cfm
  6. ^ "Tim Credeur vs. Ed Herman Targeted For TUF 13 Finale". Heavy.com. February 19, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Tom Lawlor Injured, Off UFC on Versus 5 Card, Ed Herman Now Faces Kyle Noke". bloodyelbow.com. July 8, 2011. 
  8. ^ "UFC on Versus 5 Play-by-Play: Ed Herman vs. Kyle Noke". MMAWeekly.com. August 13, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Ed Herman vs. Clifford Starks Added to UFC 143". mmafighting.com. December 28, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Jake Shields vs. Ed Herman slated for UFC 150 in Denver". mmajunkie.com. April 30, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Colorado commission confirms Shields' suspension, UFC 150 win changed to no-contest". mmajunkie.com. October 15, 2012. Retrieved October 15, 2012. 
  12. ^ "STRIKEFORCE® MARQUARDT VS. SAFFIEDINE". strikeforce.com. 2012-11-30. 
  13. ^ "Ed Herman vs. Trevor Smith added to July's UFC on FOX 8 event". mmajunkie.com. April 26, 2013. 
  14. ^ Staff (2013-07-27). "UFC on FOX 8 bonuses: Johnson, Guillard, Herman, Smith earn $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2013-07-30. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  15. ^ Dana Becker (September 16, 2013). "UFC 167 Adds Ed Herman-Rafael Natal". fightline.com. 
  16. ^ Staff. "Tim Kennedy gets Rafael Natal at UFC's 'Fight for the Troops 3'". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved October 1, 2013. 
  17. ^ Staff. "Thales Leites replaces Rafael Natal, faces Ed Herman at UFC 167". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  18. ^ Staff. "Ed Herman vs. Rafael Natal joins UFC Fight Night in Cincinnati". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  19. ^ Staff (2014-09-18). "Derek Brunson vs. Ed Herman slated for UFC on FOX 13 in Phoenix". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-09-18. 
  20. ^ Staff (2014-12-13). "Derek Brunson stomach issue forces late scratch of UFC on FOX 13 fight with Ed Herman". mmajunkie.com. 
  21. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2014-12-16). "Derek Brunson-Ed Herman Middleweight Bout rebooked for UFC 183 on Jan. 31". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-12-16. 
  22. ^ Marc Raimondi (2015-09-30). "Tim Boetsch vs. Ed Herman added to UFC Fight Night 81". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-09-30. 
  23. ^ Jesse Holland (September 17, 2015). "Report: Ed Herman jumps to 205, fights Tim Boetsch at UFC Fight Night 81". mmamania.com. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  24. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-01-17). "UFC Fight Night 81 results: Ed Herman knocks out Tim Boetsch in second round". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  25. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-01-18). "UFC Fight Night Bonuses: Cruz, Dillashaw, Herman, Sanders pocket $50K checks". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-01-18. 
  26. ^ Staff (2016-06-03). "Nikita Krylov vs. Ed Herman set for UFC 201". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  27. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2016-07-30). "UFC 201 results: Nikita Krylov lays out Ed Herman with second-round head kick". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-30. 
  28. ^ Dave Doyle (2017-01-11). "Igor Pokrajac vs. Ed Herman set for UFC 209". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  29. ^ Marcel Dorff (2017-02-07). "Igor Pokrajac out, Gadzimurad Antigulov against Ed Herman at UFC 209". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2017-02-16.  (in Dutch)
  30. ^ Jordan Breen (2017-02-20). "Ed Herman reveals injury, Gadzhimurad Antigulov in need for new opponent for UFC 209 on March 9". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2017-02-20. 
  31. ^ Dana Becker (2017-05-05). "The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale card secures four bouts". mmanews.com. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  32. ^ "10 Questions With Ed Herman (2/1/2008)". DARRICKPATRICK>LIVEJOURNAL.com. 2008-02-01. Archived from the original on 2011-08-14. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  33. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Sportfight-9-Respect-March-26th-2522

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