Johny
Hendricks
17-3-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #1 Welterweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 4 Fight of the Night / 3 Knockout of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 17 fights.
Record: 17-3-0
Summary: Elite wrestler, power

Fighter Info

Nickname: Bigg Rigg
From: Ada, Oklahoma USA
Fights Out Of: Dallas, Texas USA
Age: 31
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )
College: Oklahoma State University

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1619
47% Successful
759
Types of Successful Strikes
0
759
62% Standing
27%
473
207
79
Striking Defense
55
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
129
48% Successful
62
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
6
19
0
Takedown Defense
61
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Johny Hendricks
Oct 3, 2015
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
Win
Johny Hendricks
Mar 14, 2015
36
23
9
0
0
0
5
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Johny Hendricks
Mar 15, 2014
158
150
2
0
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Johny Hendricks
Nov 16, 2013
101
85
3
2
1
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Split
Fight of the Night
Win
Johny Hendricks
Mar 16, 2013
42
30
0
12
0
0
1
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Win
Johny Hendricks
Nov 17, 2012
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Win
Johny Hendricks
May 5, 2012
33
55
1
2
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Johny Hendricks
Dec 30, 2011
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Win
Johny Hendricks
Aug 6, 2011
54
37
1
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Johny Hendricks
Mar 26, 2011
7
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Loss
Johny Hendricks
The Ultimate Fighter 12: Team GSP vs Team Koscheck
Dec 4, 2010
24
55
6
2
1
1
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Johny Hendricks
UFC 117: Silva vs Sonnen
Aug 7, 2010
28
9
0
2
0
0
0
1
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Johny Hendricks
UFC 113: Machida vs Shogun 2
May 8, 2010
67
53
0
8
0
0
0
3
R3 Decision - Majority
Win
Johny Hendricks
UFC 107: Penn vs Sanchez
Dec 12, 2009
49
16
7
1
4
0
6
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Johny Hendricks
UFC 101: Declaration
Aug 8, 2009
7
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Johny Hendricks
WEC 39: Brown vs. Garcia
Mar 1, 2009
38
86
6
2
0
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Win
Johny Hendricks
WEC 37: Torres vs. Tapia
Dec 3, 2008
19
13
2
2
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO

Biography

Johny Hendricks’ reign as the UFC’s welterweight champion in 2014 lasted fewer than nine months, but it undeniably proved he belongs among the division’s elite fighters.

 

“Bigg Rigg,” as he’s known to his legions of fans, is more than just a good ol’ boy from Ada, Okla., who makes his home in Dallas. He’s a powerful puncher, a talented wrestler and a relentless competitor who refuses to surrender.

 

Hendricks proved his all-around skills in two stirring five-round fights against Robbie Lawler. In the first, at UFC 171 in March 2014, the two warriors exchanged heavy shots virtually nonstop before Hendricks won the final round on the judges’ scorecards to claim the vacant welterweight belt.

 

At one point during the fight, UFC announcer Joe Rogan said, “One thing Johny Hendricks knows how to do, he knows how to win.”

 

In their rematch, at UFC 181 in December of that year, Hendricks and Lawler battled again for five rounds, although this time Lawler emerged with a split decision victory.

Hendricks could have been champion before his victory over Lawler. In a much-anticipated bout at UFC 167, he squared off against MMA icon Georges St-Pierre, who had successfully defended his title nine times. But GSP escaped with a controversial split decision, denying Hendricks the belt.

 
One month after their bout, St-Pierre announced he would be taking an indefinite leave, setting up a Hendricks-Lawler fight for the middleweight crown.
 
Hendricks rebounded from his loss to Lawler with a three-round decision over Matt Brown in March 2015, improving his record to 17-3 with eight knockouts and one submission. His eight decision wins are a testament to his refusal to yield inside the Octagon.
 
His powerful strikes make him a tough opponent for any fighter, but he’s also a superb wrestler, having won two national titles in high school and two Division I championships while at Oklahoma State.
 
• Was 2-0 in the WEC with wins over Justin Haskins (TKO2) and Alex Serdyukov (W3). Serdyukov bout won Fight of the Night honors.

• Eight wins by KO, one by submission (D'arce choke)
 
• Has won eight of his last 10

• Five first round finishes

Career

More Fighters