Alexander Hernandez steamrolls Chris Gruetzemacher to TKO victory
Alexander Hernandez re-entered the win column with a first-round TKO win against Chris Gruetzemacher at UFC on ESPN+ 39 on Saturday Oct. 31.
Competing in his first fight since moving to Colorado to train with Team Elevation, Hernandez made quick work of Gruetzemacher on the feet.
Alexander Hernandez vs. Chris Gruetzemacher Preview
Tonight, October 31, comes the first ever UFC Halloween event, headlined by a middleweight match up between Anderson Silva and Uriah Hall, a fight that’s seven years in the making. It’s finally here!
Co-headlining the event is a featherweight bout between Andre Fili and Bryce Mitchell, a perfect striker versus grappler match up. The conflicting contrast of styles in that fight is as exciting as it gets, and whoever wins that bout should have a number next to their name very soon.
Headlining the preliminary card tonight was a lightweight bout between Alexander Hernandez [11-3] and Chris Gruetzemacher [14-3]. Hernandez came into the bout with a 3-2 promotional record, while Gruetzemacher is 2-2 thus far inside the octagon.
Here is how the lightweight bout between Alexander Hernandez and Chris Gruetzemacher went down at UFC on ESPN+ 39, including round-by-round scoring. For full results of the event, check them out right here.
Gruetzemacher opens up with a series of leg kicks. Hernandez returns the favor and started throwing a variety of shots, from jabs and crosses, to leg kicks, front snap kicks, and head kicks.
Hernandez ended up clipping Gruetzemacher with a left hook up against the cage and followed it up with a beautiful boxing combo, including hooks and a couple uppercuts, to get the finish.
This was Hernandez 2.0, he looked incredible tonight, and having just turned 28 years old, as well as having moved to Team Elevation, he has all the potential in the world to continue having these stellar performances.
Official Result: Alexander Hernandez def. Chris Gruetzemacher via TKO [punches] at 1:46 of round 1.
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