Anthony Hernandez

Fluffy

USA

Out
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 2/1/2022
Withdraws from upcoming fight
MiddleweightUFC
Out
November 29, 2021
Hernandez withdrew from his upcoming fight against Dustin Stoltzfus on Monday for undisclosed reasons, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
It's unclear when Hernandez will next be able to fight. Stoltzfus will be able to remain on the Dec. 18 card, as Caio Borralho has already been lined up as Hernandez's replacement.
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Fighting Stoltzfus in December
MiddleweightUFC
Out
September 8, 2021
Hernandez will take on Dustin Stoltzfus in a middleweight bout at the UFC event Dec. 18, MMA Island reports.
ANALYSIS
Hernandez withdrew from his last bout back in June with a hand injury. He has recovered and is all ready to build on his massive upset back in February over Rodolfo Vieira.
Withdraws with hand injury
MiddleweightUFC
Out
May 25, 2021
Hernandez was forced to withdraw from the June 26 middleweight matchup with Puna Soriano due to a hand injury, Mike Heck of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Soriano will instead face Brendan Allen, while the bout has been moved to July 24. It's unclear how long Hernandez is expected to be unavailable due to the hand issue.
June 26 bout booked
MiddleweightUFC
Out
March 18, 2021
Hernandez will be taking on Puna Soriano in a middleweight bout at the UFC event June 26, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Hernandez stunned Rodolfo Vieira via submission back on Feb. 13 in his last time in the Octagon. A win against Soriano would move Hernandez's record with the UFC to 3-2. Hernandez tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this year, but it certainly didn't affect him in his bout with Vieira.
Pulls massive upset in Vegas
MiddleweightUFC
Out
February 13, 2021
Hernandez defeated Rodolfo Vieira via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:53 of Round 2 at UFC 258 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
For those scoring at home, Hernandez by submission was +3000. That's what happens when the biggest underdog on the card (+385) pulls the upset on a former multi-time BJJ world champion. Hernandez was in all sorts of trouble just moments after the opening bell rang, but somehow managed to survive. The embarrassing conditioning of Vieira was the story of the remainder of the fight. Hernandez battered the exhausted Brazilian before choking him out in the early stages of Round 2. Yes, Vieira was clearly compromised and essentially unable to defend himself in the final moments of the bout, but submitting a mat specialist of his pedigree is a big, big deal. There's an extreme likelihood this goes down as Hernandez's most notable moment with the company, and there's nothing wrong with that. The 27-year-old California native has now alternated wins and losses in his first four UFC bouts. He also picked up a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus for his efforts here.
Fight pushed to February
MiddleweightUFC
Out
January 2, 2021
Hernandez's upcoming fight against Rodolfo Vieira was moved from Jan. 16 to Feb. 13, the fighter announced on his personal Instagram page Friday.
ANALYSIS
The fight was delayed after Hernandez tested positive for COVID-19, but he evidently expects that he can get back into fighting shape after a relatively brief delay. He'll be looking for his second career UFC victory when he finally gets the chance to step into the Octagon again.