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Anthony Hernandez beat Jun Yong Park with a second-round submission Saturday to close out the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 15 in Shenzhen, China.
Take a look inside the fight with Hernandez, who picked up his first win in the UFC on the heels of the first loss of his career.
Result: Anthony Hernandez def. Jun Yong Park via submission (anaconda Choke) – Round 2, 4:39
Updated records: Hernandez (7-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), Park (10-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Key stat: Hernandez lost the striking battled, but landed six of his nine takedown attempts.
Hernandez on the fight’s key moment
“In the first round, I started to feel myself a little bit. I only jabbed a few times. I got hit obviously, but I realized that he didn’t hit that hard and then I started to play around, pick my shots and caught a few times, so I decided to try to take him down.”
Hernandez on letting loose in the cage
“It feels amazing to get my first UFC win. … I was trying to have some fun. I need that performance bonus, so I just decided to have fun, play around. I know I can take a shot and what I can give, so I got in there and had fun.”
Hernandez on what he wants next
“Now I will heal my face, get Max (Griffin) ready for his fight (vs. Alex Morono at UFC on ESPN+ 19 in October), and get going.”
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