Hermes
Franca
20-8-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 12 fights.
Record: 20-8-0
Summary: Excellent groundwork, constant submissions, will also stand & trade punches

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Unreal
From: Fortaleza Brazil
Age: 39
Height: 5' 6" ( 167 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
708
40% Successful
280
Types of Successful Strikes
0
280
70% Standing
16%
14%
195
46
39
Striking Defense
55
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
44
36% Successful
16
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
25
9
5
Takedown Defense
38
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Tyson Griffin Sep 19, 2009
67 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Hermes Franca 11 0 0 0
Win
Hermes Franca Oct 25, 2008
60 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Marcus Aurelio 40 1 0 1
Loss
Frankie Edgar Jul 19, 2008
69 10 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Hermes Franca 18 0 1 0
Sean Sherk Jul 7, 2007
35 16 2 20 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Hermes Franca 6 0 3 0
Win
Hermes Franca Jan 25, 2007
25 2 2 3 R2 KO/TKO
Spencer Fisher 24 0 0 0
Hermes Franca
WEC 24: Full Force
Oct 12, 2006
22 0 2 0 R2 Submission
Nate Diaz 54 2 0 0
Win
Hermes Franca Aug 26, 2006
22 1 3 0 R3 Submission
Jamie Varner 18 9 0 4
Win
Hermes Franca Jul 8, 2006
46 3 1 2 R3 Submission
Joe Jordan 20 0 0 0
Loss
Yves Edwards Apr 2, 2004
21 0 1 1 R3 Decision - Split
Hermes Franca 8 4 2 1
Loss
Josh Thomson Jan 31, 2004
40 2 0 0 R3 Decision - Majority
Hermes Franca 22 2 1 1
Win
Hermes Franca Sep 26, 2003
13 2 1 2 R2 KO/TKO
Caol Uno 32 1 0 2
Win
Hermes Franca Apr 25, 2003
27 2 9 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Richard Crunkilton Jr. 29 4 0 0

Biography

When and why did you start training for fighting? I have been training jiu-jitsu for over ten years. My first fight was in 2001 in Hook n Shoot. Fighting is my life. I fight to live.

What ranks and titles have you held?
   Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, former WEC lightweight champion, HooknShoot world champion, World Extreme Fighting world champion, NAGA grappling champion, numerous jiu-jitsu championships including Pan-American Games, Florida Championships, and
Brazilian Nationals.

Do you have any heroes?
Myself.  In 2005, I lost three times in a row and a lot of people said Hermes Franca is dead, he’s over, and he’s not gonna fight anymore.  So what I had to do was first prove to myself that Hermes Franca’s back.  And every time I looked in the mirror, I said, ‘Hermes, you’re the best. Prove to everybody how good you are.’  And I came back.

What is your favorite technique?
   Triangle, arm bar, guillotine, sweeps.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
It’s amazing.  I was waiting for the call to come back, I kept fighting and winning, and I said, ‘one day they’re gonna call me.’  And they called, and I’m not gonna lose my opportunity again.  I want to be the lightweight champion and I’m gonna work hard every day.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
None

What was your job before you started fighting?
Teaching jiu-jitsu

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