Hermes
Franca
20-8-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 12 fights.
Record: 20-8-0
Summary: Excellent groundwork, constant submissions, will also stand & trade punches

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Unreal
From: Fortaleza Brazil
Age: 40
Height: 5' 6" ( 167 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )

Media

  1. Josh Burkman vs Pete Sell UFC 90
    Sep 01, 2010
  2. Hermes Franca vs Marcus Aurelio UFC® 90
    Sep 01, 2010

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
708
40% Successful
280
Types of Successful Strikes
0
280
70% Standing
16%
14%
195
46
39
Striking Defense
55
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
44
36% Successful
16
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
25
9
5
Takedown Defense
38
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Hermes Franca
Sep 19, 2009
67
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Hermes Franca
Oct 25, 2008
60
40
0
1
0
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Hermes Franca
Jul 19, 2008
69
18
10
0
0
1
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Hermes Franca
Jul 7, 2007
35
6
16
0
2
3
20
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Hermes Franca
Jan 25, 2007
25
24
2
0
2
0
3
0
R2 KO/TKO
Hermes Franca
WEC 24: Full Force
Oct 12, 2006
22
54
0
2
2
0
0
0
R2 Submission
Win
Hermes Franca
Aug 26, 2006
22
18
1
9
3
0
0
4
R3 Submission
Win
Hermes Franca
Jul 8, 2006
46
20
3
0
1
0
2
0
R3 Submission
Loss
Hermes Franca
Apr 2, 2004
21
8
0
4
1
2
1
1
R3 Decision - Split
Loss
Hermes Franca
Jan 31, 2004
40
22
2
2
0
1
0
1
R3 Decision - Majority
Win
Hermes Franca
Sep 26, 2003
13
32
2
1
1
0
2
2
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Hermes Franca
Apr 25, 2003
27
29
2
4
9
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

When and why did you start training for fighting? I have been training jiu-jitsu for over ten years. My first fight was in 2001 in Hook n Shoot. Fighting is my life. I fight to live.

What ranks and titles have you held?
   Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, former WEC lightweight champion, HooknShoot world champion, World Extreme Fighting world champion, NAGA grappling champion, numerous jiu-jitsu championships including Pan-American Games, Florida Championships, and
Brazilian Nationals.

Do you have any heroes?
Myself.  In 2005, I lost three times in a row and a lot of people said Hermes Franca is dead, he’s over, and he’s not gonna fight anymore.  So what I had to do was first prove to myself that Hermes Franca’s back.  And every time I looked in the mirror, I said, ‘Hermes, you’re the best. Prove to everybody how good you are.’  And I came back.

What is your favorite technique?
   Triangle, arm bar, guillotine, sweeps.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
It’s amazing.  I was waiting for the call to come back, I kept fighting and winning, and I said, ‘one day they’re gonna call me.’  And they called, and I’m not gonna lose my opportunity again.  I want to be the lightweight champion and I’m gonna work hard every day.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
None

What was your job before you started fighting?
Teaching jiu-jitsu

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