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Dunnigan, California’s Anthony Hernandez earns 2nd UFC win, submits Rodolfo Vieira at ‘UFC 258’ in Las Vegas

Anthony Hernandez (©UFC)

Anthony Hernandez (©UFC)

Anthony “Fluffy” Hernandez, 27, of Dunnigan, California, United States was one of the winners at “UFC 258.” It marked his second victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Featuring 10 mixed martial arts matches, “UFC 258” took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on February 13, 2021. In the fifth bout of the evening, Hernandez fought Rodolfo “The Black Belt Hunter” Vieira, 31, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the middleweight division.

Keith Peterson served as the referee. He put a stop to the middleweight contest after 1 minute and 53 seconds in the second round after Hernandez submitted Vieira via guillotine choke.

It marked Vieira’s first ever loss as a professional MMA loss. It was also the sixth time Hernandez won a professional MMA fight via submission.

Losing to Hernandez at “UFC 258” downgraded Vieira’s professional MMA record to 7 wins and 1 loss. It was his third outing in the UFC.

 

Hernandez made his professional MMA debut on September 13, 2014. He was undefeated from 2014 to 2018.

On June 19, 2018, Hernandez fought Jordan “The Beverly Hills Ninja” Wright, 28, of Los Angeles, California, USA in “Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series” Season 2 episode 2. Refereed by Mark Smith, the bout ended in a No Contest.

When Hernandez made his UFC debut on February 2, 2019, he was submitted via anaconda choke by Markus “Maluko” Perez, 30, of Sao Paulo, Brazil. It was the Dunnigan native’s first ever loss as a professional MMA fighter.

On August 31, 2019, Hernandez earned his first UFC win by submitting “The Iron Turtle” Jun Yong Park, 29, via anaconda choke. When the Dunnigan native competed at “UFC on ESPN 8” on May 16, 2020, he was knocked out via knees and punches by Kevin “Trailblazer” Holland, 28, of Fort Worth, Texas, USA.

“UFC 258” marked Hernandez’s fourth outing in the UFC. He now has 8 wins, 2 losses and 1 No Contest.

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