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Flyweight Division

Carlos Hernandez

Flyweight Division

9-3-0 (W-L-D)

4

Wins by Submission

5

Wins by Decision

3

First Round Finishes

Carlos Hernandez

athlete record

Info

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

Place of Birth
Chicago, United States
Trains at
Valle Flow Striking Academy
Fighting style
Freestyle
Age
30
Height
68.00
Weight
135.80
Octagon Debut
Feb. 26, 2022
Reach
67.00
Leg reach
36.00
  • Pro since 2017
     
  • Lost pro debut, 9-2 since
     
  • Four wins by submission (3 RNC, undisclosed submission)
     
  • Three first-round finishes

UFC Fight Night (12/9/23) Hernandez was stopped by Tatsuro Taira via strikes at :55 of the second round 

UFC on ESPN (6/17/23) Hernandez won a three round technical unanimous decision over Denys Bondar 

UFC Fight Night (1/14/23) Hernandez was submitted by Allan Nascimento via rear naked choke at 3:16 of the first round 

UFC Fight Night (2/26/22) Hernandez won a three round split decision over Victor Altamirano

 

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 5

Episode six (10/5/21) Hernandez won a three-round split decision over Daniel Barez

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started martial arts at eight years old, kind of out of nowhere. At the time I was only playing soccer, but my parents thought it would be good to try me out in this and it became part of my life. 

What titles have you held? Hoosier Fight Club (HFC) professional flyweight champion. 

Do you have any heroes? I don’t really look up to anyone aside from my parents as a hero. I respect what important people in my life do, but I’ve never been the type of person to try and be like someone else. 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means the world to finally be able to fight in the UFC. It’s something one dreams about almost from the instant you start martial arts, and going from growing up and watching all these guys in the UFC to becoming one is surreal. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to St. Mary’s University of Minnesota where I double majored in Sport Management & Marketing. I also got a minor in Accounting. 

What was your job before you started fighting? I currently work as a teaching assistant at a school for kids with autism. 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 3x UMMAF National Champion (United States MMA Federation), 2014 IMMAF World Champion, Kickboxing Pan-American silver medalists, TBA Muay Thai champion, 2 Regional MMA titles (Hidden Talent & APFC) 

Favorite grappling technique: Any type of choke

Favorite Striking technique: Anything to the head