Anthony Hernandez


Lasts 39 seconds in Jacksonville
May 16, 2020
Hernandez lost to Kevin Holland via TKO (strikes) at 0:39 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Jacksonville.
It's a concerning result for Hernandez in what began as a pick 'em fight. Known as a submission specialist, Hernandez had no answer for the length and power of Holland. Hernandez had never been knocked out in his professional career prior to Saturday, so this result -- or at least how it happened -- appears to be the result of nothing more than one debilitating knee to the gut from Holland. Hernandez has now alternated wins and losses in his first three UFC bouts.
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Fight back on
April 27, 2020
Hernandez's bout against Kevin Holland on May 16 has been reinstated, Nolan King of MMAJunkie.USAToday reports.
This fight was originally expected to take place at Tachi Palace Resort and Casino prior to the UFC postponing the scheduled events due to COVID-19. However, the event is now back on in Jacksonville. Hernandez lost his promotional debut versus Markus Perez, but is coming off his first UFC victory over Jun Yong Park via submission, His opponent, Holland, lost is most recent fight to Brendan Allen
New opponent for May 16 bout
April 18, 2020
Hernandez is now scheduled to square off against Kevin Holland on the May 16 cards, Mike Bohn of reports.
Hernandez was originally slated to face Puna Soriano, but Soriano has reportedly backed out of the bout for an unknown reason. It remains to be seen exactly where it will be held with COVID-19 concerns surrounding the event and questions regarding exactly when the UFC will be allowed to fire back up.
Will fight on May 16
February 21, 2020
Hernandez will take on Puna Soriano on May 16 at UFC San Diego, reports.
Hernandez last fought in August when he submitted Jun Yong Park. His opponent, Puna Soriano, was removed from UFC Columbus and moved back to May 16. Soriano is 1-0 in the UFC.
Earns first UFC victory
August 31, 2019
Hernandez defeated Jun Yong Park via submission (anaconda choke) at 4:39 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Shenzhen, China.
Hernandez leaned on his wrestling early and often to secure his first UFC victory. He landed a ridiculous six takedowns on just nine attempts in 9:49 worth of action, and his willingness to stick with what was working won him this fight. The finish came when Hernandez dragged Park to the mat and landed several big strikes before slapping on the anaconda choke. Hernandez has a reputation as a solid mat specialist, so there's some potential here if the 25-year-old can clean up his striking game a bit.
Booked for second UFC fight
July 2, 2019
Hernandez will face off against Jun Young Park in a middleweight bout at UFC on ESPN+ 15 on August 31, MMA Junkie reports.
Hernandez is coming off making his UFC debut back in Februrary, where he lost to Markus Perez via submission at UFC Fight Night 144. The loss was not only the first of Hernandez's UFC career, but his career overall, as he was a perfect 7-0 to start his professional campaign. His opponent, Park, will be making his UFC debut.