It's surprising that since winning the It's Showtime 61MAX World Title that Javier Hernandez has had some trouble finding fights. After winning the title in June of last year, he didn't fight again until November. Since then, he hadn't fought until yesterday.
Back in November he defeated Ruben Almeida of Portugal in Cordoba, Spain where he is based out of. Yesterday Hernandez went to Mafra, Portugal to fight for the WAKO Pro World Title in K-1 rules. He was originally scheduled to fight Pedro Kol of Portugal, but it ended up that he rematched Ruben Almeida.
Hernandez surprisingly lost a decision to Almeida. Hernandez worked with a lot of punches but the taller Almeida countered with knees and kicks, controlling the distance. Almeida was cut on the left eye in the first round but still managed to pull out the win. There has been some dispute from the Spanish fans that Hernandez should have won but we won't know until a video comes out, which isn't that likely, unfortunately.
In the lower weight classes of kickboxing, there's barely any exposure at all so good fighters pop up and surprisingly upset fighters that are known sometimes, much like Hernandez did to Karim Bennoui and Karim Bennoui to Sergio Wielzen. Moving on, Hernandez will be fighting in another rematch on May 13 in Tenerife against Carlos "Chiquitin" Reyes, who he lost to in 2011.