Henry Martinez (fighter)

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Henry Martinez
Born (1983-08-07) August 7, 1983 (age 34)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Other names Sicario
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight
Reach 69 in (175 cm)
Fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico United States
Team Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts
Trainer Greg Jackson
Years active 2006-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 13
Wins 9
By knockout 2
By submission 4
By decision 3
Losses 4
By knockout 2
By decision 2
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[edit]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

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.[1] He lost the fight via split decision.

Martinez faced Bernardo Magalhaes on June 8, 2012 at UFC on FX 3.[2] He earned his first UFC victory via split decision.

Martinez was expected to face Daron Cruickshank on September 1, 2012 at UFC 151.[3] However, after UFC 151 was cancelled, Martinez/Cruickshank was rescheduled and took place on December 8, 2012 at UFC on Fox 5.[4] Martinez lost the fight via KO in the second round. After this loss he was released from the UFC.[5]

Personal life[edit]

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. [6]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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


  1. ^ "Jorge Lopez out at UFC 143, Matt Riddle now meets Henry Martinez". mmajunkie.com. January 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "Martinez vs. Cruickshank added to UFC 151". MMAJunkie.com. July 20, 2012. Archived from the original on July 23, 2012. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Cruickshank-Martinez moved from scrapped UFC 151 to UFC on FOX 5". mmajunkie.com. August 27, 2012. Archived from the original on August 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ Mookie Alexander (January 18, 2013). "UFC releases nine fighters from their roster, including Chad Griggs, Jeff Hougland, and Marcus LeVesseur". bloodyelbow.com. 
  6. ^ http://krqe.com/2016/09/09/video-shows-armed-man-hold-hit-and-run-suspect-at-gunpoint/

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