Henry Martinez (fighter)
August 7, 1983 |
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||69 in (175 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Albuquerque, New Mexico United States|
|Team||Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Henry Justin Martinez (born August 7, 1983) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Lightweight division. A professional competitor since 2006, Martinez formerly competed for the UFC and Bellator.
Mixed Martial Arts Career
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Martinez was signed to the UFC and stepped in to fight Matthew Riddle at welterweight on February 4, 2012 at UFC 143 after Riddle's original opponent Jorge Lopez was injured. He lost the fight via split decision.
Martinez was expected to face Daron Cruickshank on September 1, 2012 at UFC 151. However, after UFC 151 was cancelled, Martinez/Cruickshank was rescheduled and took place on December 8, 2012 at UFC on Fox 5. Martinez lost the fight via KO in the second round. After this loss he was released from the UFC.
Martinez was arrested in Albuquerque September 9, 2016 for hit and run of a cyclist on the Pan American Freeway frontage road. He was stopped by a citizen and held at gunpoint until law enforcement arrived. The dramatic scene was captured on video and shown by KRQE news in Albuquerque. Martinez drug the bicycle approximately a mile under his car until stopped by the good samaritan. 
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|12 matches||9 wins||3 losses|
|Loss||9–4||Desmond Green||TKO (Punches)||NEF: Fight Night 7||May 16, 2013||2||1:50||Lewiston, Maine, United States||For the NEF Lightweight Championship.|
|Loss||9–3||Daron Cruickshank||KO (head kick)||UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz||December 8, 2012||2||2:57||Seattle, Washington, United States||158 lb Catchweight; Martinez missed weight.|
|Win||9–2||Bernardo Magalhaes||Decision (split)||UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall||June 8, 2012||3||5:00||Sunrise, Florida, United States||Return to Lightweight.|
|Loss||8–2||Matthew Riddle||Decision (split)||UFC 143||February 4, 2012||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Welterweight bout.|
|Win||8–1||Ali Hanjani||Submission (reverse triangle choke)||JMMAS: Jackson's MMA Series 7||January 21, 2012||2||3:44||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||7–1||Jake McKnight||TKO (punches)||UCS: Caged Combat 5||December 9, 2011||1||3:43||Grand Ronde, Oregon, United States|
|Win||6–1||Dave Mazany||Submission (rear naked choke)||JMMAS: Jackson's MMA Series 5||July 9, 2011||1||1:17||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||5–1||Ruben S. Gonzales||TKO (punches)||JMMAS: Jackson's MMA Series 2||September 4, 2010||3||1:34||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Loss||4–1||Wilson Reis||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 2||April 10, 2009||3||5:00||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||Featherweight bout.|
|Win||4–0||Erick Fernandez||Submission (rear naked choke)||WP: Warpath||September 27, 2008||2||2:38||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||3–0||Rocky Johnson||Decision (unanimous)||WFC: Armageddon||April 12, 2008||3||5:00||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Win||2–0||Chris Cisneros||Decision (unanimous)||YTYT: Ground Um and Pound Um||April 21, 2007||2||5:00||Kona, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||1–0||Jason Harris||Submission (arm triangle choke)||Knuckle Up Productions: Fight Night||August 4, 2006||1||1:58||Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States|
- "Jorge Lopez out at UFC 143, Matt Riddle now meets Henry Martinez". mmajunkie.com. January 29, 2012.
- "Bernardo Magalhaes says he's fighting Henry Martinez at UFC on FX 3". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on March 24, 2012. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
- "Martinez vs. Cruickshank added to UFC 151". MMAJunkie.com. July 20, 2012. Retrieved July 20, 2012.
- "Cruickshank-Martinez moved from scrapped UFC 151 to UFC on FOX 5". mmajunkie.com. August 27, 2012.
- Mookie Alexander (January 18, 2013). "UFC releases nine fighters from their roster, including Chad Griggs, Jeff Hougland, and Marcus LeVesseur". bloodyelbow.com.