|Association||Trials MMA and Fitness|
|Height||6' 2" (188 cm)|
|Birth Date||October 2, 1980|
|Fighting Out Of||Fort Collins, Colorado, USA|
Edward Benson "Short Fuse" Herman is an American mixed martial arts fighter who competes as a Middleweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is from Vancouver, Washington. He first came to fame as a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 3 reality television show, training under Ken Shamrock.
|Record||20 - 9 - 0 (Win – Loss – Draw) (1 NC)|
|Loss||Ronaldo Souza||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine||1/12/2013||1||3:10|
|No Contest||Jake Shields||NC (Overturned by Commission)||UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar 2||8/11/2012||3||5:00||Shields originally declared winner by unanimous decision; Shields tested positive for banned substance|
|Win||Clifford Starks||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit||2/4/2012||2||1:43|
|Win||Kyle Noke||Submission (Inverted Heel Hook)||UFC on Versus 5: Hardy vs Lytle||8/14/2011||1||4:15|
|Win||Tim Credeur||TKO (Punches)||UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale||6/04/2011||1||0:48|
|Loss||Aaron Simpson||TKO (Knee Injury)||UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira||8/29/2009||2||0:17|
|Win||David Loiseau||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 97: Redemption||4/18/2009||3||5:00|
|Loss||Alan Belcher||Decision (Split)||UFC Fight Night 15: Diaz vs. Neer||9/17/2008||3||5:00|
|Loss||Demian Maia||Technical Submission (Triangle Choke)||UFC 83: Serra vs. St. Pierre 2||4/19/2008||2||2:27|
|Win||Joe Doerksen||KO (Punch)||UFC 78: Validation||11/17/2007||3||0:39||Won Knock Out of the Night Honors|
|Win||Scott Smith||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||UFC 72: Victory||6/16/2007||2||2:25||Won Submission of the Night Honors|
|Win||Chris Price||Submission (Armbar)||UFC Fight Night 8: Evans vs. Salmon||1/25/2007||1||2:58|
|Loss||Jason MacDonald||Submission (Triangle Choke)||UFC: The Final Chapter||10/10/2006||1||2:43|
|Loss||Kendall Grove||Decision (Unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale||6/24/2006||3||5:00||UFC debut; For TUF 3 contest winner|
|Win||Dave Menne||TKO (Corner Stoppage)||EC 63: Extreme Challenge 63||7/23/2005||1||5:00|
|Win||Nick Thompson||TKO (Injury)||H2H: Hand 2 Hand Combat||6/17/2005||1||N/A|
|Win||Rhomez Brower||Submission (Armbar)||IFC: Mayhem in Montana||4/30/2005||1||2:47|
|Win||Glover Teixeira||Decision (Unanimous)||SF 9: Respect||3/26/2005||3||5:00||Won SportFight Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Loss||Joe Doerksen||Technical Submission (Triangle Choke)||SF 7: Frightnight||10/23/2004||3||2:12|
|Win||Brian Ebersole||Submission (Triangle Choke)||SF 5: Stadium||8/28/2004||2||N/A|
|Loss||Kazuo Misaki||Technical Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)||Pancrase: 2004 Neo-Blood Tournament Final||7/25/2004||2||3:31|
|Win||Shane Davis||Submission (Armbar)||SF 4: Fight for Freedom||6/26/2004||3||N/A|
|Win||Cory Devela||Submission (Armbar)||PFA: Pride and Fury||6/03/2004||1||3:20|
|Win||Jacen Flynn||Submission||SF 3: Dome||4/17/2004||2||3:48|
|Win||Justin Hawes||Submission (Armbar)||DB 10: DesertBrawl 10||4/03/2004||2||3:45||Won DesertBrawl Middleweight Championship|
|Win||Derek Downey||TKO||SF 1: Revolution||2/21/2004||3||2:14|
|Win||Rich Guerin||Submission (Keylock)||PPKA: Ultimate Fight Night 3||1/03/2004||4||2:17|
|Win||Ryan Pope||Submission (Armbar)||DB 9: DesertBrawl 9||11/08/2003||1||0:24|
|Loss||Shane Davis||Submission (Armbar)||QP: Second Coming||8/23/2003||1||2:18|
|Win||Ryan Pope||Submission (Armbar)||RW: Xtreme Ring Wars||5/10/2003||1||2:38||Won Ring Wars Middleweight Championship|
Mixed Martial Arts Career
The Ultimate Fighter
While on The Ultimate Fighter, he won a preliminary victory against Danny Abbadi by Armbar. In the semifinals, he defeated Rory Singer by Rear Naked Choke. He then lost to Kendall Grove in the finals by unanimous decision. Despite his loss, Ed was subsequently awarded a contract by UFC president Dana White based on his performance.
Ultimate Fighting Championships
In Herman's fourth UFC fight, he took on Canadian fighter Joe Doerksen at UFC 78. Herman won the fight by knocking Doerksen out in the third round, and won Knockout of the Night Honors.
At UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Neer, Herman lost by split decision to Alan Belcher.
Herman's next fight came at UFC 97, where he defeated David Loiseau via decision.
In his fight against Aaron Simpson, Herman's knee was caught in an bad position near the end of the first-round during a takedown, with his opponent landing on the knee. Herman most likely sustained a serious injury at this point, visibly having trouble putting any weight on the injured leg after the round ended. Herman seemed to recover, and answered the bell for the second round. Early in the second, however, Herman further injured his knee attempting a high-kick, causing him to collapse to the mat in pain and the fight to be stopped. The stoppage gave Simpson the win by TKO (Knee Injury).
Ranks and Titles
- Sportfight Light Heavyweight Championship
- ISKA Middleweight Championship
- Desert Brawl Middleweight Championship
- Ring Wars Middleweight Championship