Alexander Hernandez - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Alexander
Hernandez
9-1-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #13 Lightweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 1 fights.
Record: 9-1-0
Summary: Striking, grappling

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Great
From: St. Louis, Missouri United States
Fights Out Of: San Antonio, Texas United States
Age: 25
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )
Reach 72"
Leg Reach 39"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
13
62% Successful
8
Types of Successful Strikes
0
8
75% Standing
25%
6
2
Striking Defense
64
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
0
Not Available
0
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
1
0
Takedown Defense
N/A
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Alexander Hernandez
UFC Fight Night: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2
Jul 28, 2018
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Win
Alexander Hernandez
Mar 3, 2018
4
8
0
0
0
0
0
1
R1 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night

Biography

When and why did you start training for fighting? I began wrestling when I was 13 years old. That proclivity naturally led to interests in other martial arts as I got into college. I’ve always trained and studied MMA out of passion, not necessity, and that’s what has made me so much more dynamic than others in that I don’t need to fight. I willingly choose to. That’s a scary approach and one that has enabled me to continue to evolve in the game.

What ranks and titles have you held? HERO FC lightweight champ

Do you have any heroes? I am very proud of my family and have looked up to my father, grandfather, and uncle as heroes. They are workhorses and have always set the example that hard work can accomplish anything. My father has done a tremendous job in instilling an unprecedented level of determination and confidence in what we are capable of. I love him dearly for the man he has helped shape me to be. Also, unlike some of these other fighters, I’ll be the first to admit I’ve looked up to the champions in this organization as I have grown, such as TJ Dillashaw, Conor McGregor, GSP, Dominick Cruz.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything to me to be a champion in the UFC. I am honored to be welcomed into the organization, but this is only the first large landmark of what I want to accomplish.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I graduated from UTSA with my bachelor’s in Business Finance

What was your job before you started fighting? Out of college, I severely tore my MCL and meniscus. I decided I would use my degree while I recovered and began work as a Mortgage Loan Officer. I balanced the two for 3.5 years, then after a quarter life crisis decided I needed to focus entirely on fighting. I quit my job at the start of the year and lo and behold here we are.
Ranks in any martial arts styles:
Purple belt in BJJ, State / National level wrestler in high school. Did not compete in college – I focused on school and got into MMA.
Favorite grappling technique:
Japanese wizard sling
Favorite Striking technique:
The right

 
• Pro since 2012

• Four wins by KO, two by submission (RNC, undisclosed submission)

• Five first round finishes

• On seven-fight winning streak

• Had reported 3-0 amateur record

Career

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