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#15 Middleweight Division



Anthony Hernandez

Middleweight Division

11-2-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Anthony Hernandez

athlete record


Learn more about Anthony Hernandez's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Oakland, United States
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Feb. 02, 2019
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2014
  • Two wins by KO, seven by submission (5 guillotine, anaconda, arm triangle)
  • Five first round finishes
  • Has won five of his last six and four in a row
  • Origin of nickname: “I was a fat kid growing up.”

UFC Fight Night (5/20/23) Hernandez stopped Edmen Shahbazyan via strikes at 1:01 of the third round 

UFC Fight Night (9/17/22) Hernandez submitted Marc-Andre Barriault via arm triangle choke at 1:53 of the third round

UFC 273 (4/9/22) Hernandez won a three round unanimous decision over Josh Fremd

UFC 258 (2/13/21) Hernandez submitted Rodolfo Vieira via guillotine choke at 1:53 of the second round

UFC on ESPN (5/16/20) Hernandez was stopped by Kevin Holland via strikes at :39 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (8/31/19) Hernandez submitted Jun Yong Park via anaconda choke at 4:39 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (2/2/19) Hernandez was submitted by Markus Perez via anaconda choke at 1:07 of the second round



Episode two (6/19/18) Hernandez knocked out Jordan Wright at :40 of the first round. Result was later changed to a no contest when Hernandez failed a post-fight drug test

When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was 15, me and my buddies used to get bored and beat each other up at home. My dad told us we needed to go to the gym because one of us was going to get hurt, so my cousin found a gym and the rest is history.

What titles have you held? LFA middleweight champion 

Do you have any heroes? My dad

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It would be a dream come true, considering I have been training for this moment since I was 15.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to college for a month or two and dropped out. Fighting is my calling, not school.

What was your job before you started fighting? I have never had a steady job; I have been training full time since I was 15.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Six-time champion. I was ranked #1 in the ISCF MMA world rankings from 18 – 21.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black Belt in Marinoble’s MMA system and blue belt in BJJ. 

Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine.

Favorite Striking technique: Cartwheel Kick