On January 19, the UFC will usher in the new year and a new network with a return trip to the big apple.
In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a lightweight spartan looking to show the division that there is a new sheriff in town.
A professional since October 2012 and representing Ohana Academy, Alexander Hernandez owns a 10-1 record in 11 career bouts as a professional comprised of four knockouts, four decisions and two submissions.
Prior to making his debut with the UFC in 2018, Hernandez fought for various promotions including Legacy Fighting Alliance.
In his UFC tenure, he has garnered one Performance of the Night bonus.
In his MMA debut, he defeated Dimitre Ivy via unanimous decision.
Then Hernandez defeated David Salazar via TKO in the first round.
He defeated his next two opponents in Martin Walker and Joel Scott.
At Hero FC Best of the Best 4, Hernandez defeated Jacob Capelli via unanimous decision.
He submitted Rodrigo Sotelo in the first round at Hero FC Best of the Best 6.
At RFA 41 Hernandez tapped out Chris Pecero via rear naked choke in round one.
In his only outing with Legacy Fighting Alliance at LFA 27, he defeated Derrick Adkins via TKO in the third round.
In his debut appearance with the UFC at UFC 222, Hernandez knocked out Beneil Dariush in round one.
The victory also earned him his first Performance of the Night bonus and his fourth knockout victory as a professional in the process.
At UFC on Fox 30, he defeated Olivier Aubin-Mercier via unanimous decision to earn back to back UFC victories.
At UFC On ESPN Plus 1 on January 19, Hernandez will look to make it three for three when he takes on fan favourite Donald Cerrone in a lightweight encounter.
This contest will be the headliner of the preliminary card that you can catch on ESPN. Good luck Alexander!