Hernandez (10-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) delivered a clinical effort to wear down and finally finish Marc-Andre Barriault in their middleweight bout at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. An arm-triangle choke sealed the deal, with Hernandez squeezing until Barriault (14-6 MMA, 3-5 UFC) went out cold at the 1:53 mark of Round 3.
Check out the replay of the finishing sequence below (via Twitter):
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With three consecutive wins now on his resume, Hernandez said he wants to keep moving up at 185 pounds. He said he doesn’t follow the sport closely, but thinks he can prove himself against anyone.
“I don’t really follow UFC, I just show up and fight,” Hernandez said in his post-fight interview with Daniel Cormier. “I don’t give a f*ck who I fight. I think I’m the best in the world and I’m here to prove it one fight at a time.”
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