About Johny Hendricks
Coming into his fight against Jon Fitch at UFC 141, many thought that Johny Hendricks would simply try and wear down a man who had made a living off of such tactics. After all, Hendricks, a two time collegiate national champion in wrestling, seemed to have the stuff to possibly stave off Fitch’s usual plan of clinch, takedown, ground and pound. But if we weren’t clear on Hendricks’ left hand coming into that fight, we surely were afterwards.
Yep, grappling contest avoided via a huge left hand by Hendricks that put Fitch out after only 12 seconds in round one. A man who had never been knocked out during his entire MMA career was put to sleep just like that.
Wondering more about this very talented fighters’ background? Excellent- here is his story.
American retired mixed martial artist Johny Hendricks has a net worth of $3 million dollars, as of 2021. Hendricks competed in the welterweight and middleweight divisions of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and is a former UFC Welterweight Champion.
- Date of Birth: Johny Hendricks was born on September 12, 1983 in Ada, Oklahoma.
- Training Camp and Fighting Organization: Hendricks trains with Team Takedown. He fights for the UFC.
Hendricks wrestled at Edmond Memorial High School, where he won three Oklahoma state wrestling titles and the 160 pound high school national championship. Yep, he was a national champion in high school, which served as a glimpse of things to come.
You see, while competing for Oklahoma State University Hendricks won the 2005 and 2006 national wrestling championships at 165 pounds. He was named All American four times during his collegiate career, and took home a second place national finish in 2007.
Hendricks won his first professional MMA bout on September 28, 2007 over Victor Rackliff by third round TKO at MOTC XVI: Masters of the Cage 16. In fact, he went on to win his first five bouts before the UFC came calling.
Hendricks won his first four UFC fights over the likes of Amir Sadollah (TKO), Ricardo Funch (decision), TJ Grant (decision), and Charlie Brenneman (TKO). He then went on to lose his first MMA match ever to Rick Tale by decision at The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale.
Hendricks is a great wrestler. Thus, he’s extremely good at takedowns, takedown defense, ground control, and ground and pound. What’s more, he’s good inside in the clinch and generally tries to wear down opponents. That said, he is very dangerous with his big left hand early in fights. Simply put, he hits like a truck, and is as exciting as they come during those first few minutes of a fight.
Hendricks is not much for submissions, though he has good submission defense.
Some of Johny Hendricks’ Noteworthyest Victories:
- Hendricks defeats Martin Kampmann by first round KO at UFC 154: Hendricks was coming off of wins over Jon Fitch and Josh Koscheck. Could he pull out victory over Kampmann? You bet. In fact, he did so with a huge right-left combination. Incredible stuff.
- Hendricks defeats Josh Koscheck by split decision at the UFC on FOX: Diaz vs. Miller: Sandwiched in-between two huge knock out victories by Hendricks was a grind it out, close decision victory over another great wrestler in Koscheck. The win cemented his position as a true welterweight contender.
- Hendricks defeats Jon Fitch by first round KO at UFC 141: One huge left hand from Hendricks ended Fitch’s six fight unbeaten streak. It was the biggest win of his career to date over a true welterweight contender.
- Hendricks defeats Amir Sadollah by first round TKO at UFC 101: Most people walk into their UFC debut quite nervous. First timers tend to have difficulty. Hendricks took out Sadollah, on the other hand, in only 29 seconds. Nerves of steel?
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