87.2
Decision
15:00
      Edwards came out and blasted Bermudez with some big shots early in the first round, rocking him, forcing Bermudez to dig for takedowns, which Edwards was able to stuff over and over again. Bermudez finally scored a takedown with a minute left in the round and pinned Edwards near the fence. I was going to give the first round to Edwards for starting strong, but by the end of the second round, it became pretty clear that this fight was going to be all about Bermudez taking down Edwards, pinning him against the fence, and chipping away with short strikes while working to setup Kimuras. The third round was more of the same, and Bermudez went for a wild guillotine attempt a minute into the round, and Edwards tried to roll out of it, but Edwards seemed like he ran out of energy halfway through the first round and never recovered. Edwards finished the final round by winging some bombs, but it was too little too late. Both of these guys looked pretty bad tonight, but it's a clear unanimous decision victory for Dennis Bermudez, breaking a 4-Fight losing streak. Bermudez then retired after the fight, which is probably a good idea.
88.9
Decision (Split)
15:00
      The first round had both fighters trading strikes at a solid pace, with Glenn probably winning the round because he was able to use his range. Bermudez rushed in a few times and landed some decent shots, but for the most part, he was having a lot of trouble closing the distance, so unless he can get inside, Glenn looks like he could walk away with this fight on the scorecards.
     Bermudez finally scored his first takedown a minute into the second round, but Glenn was still using his length to keep Bermudez off him with upkicks. Bermudez tried to setup a choke, and Glenn stood up and reset 2 minutes into the round. Bermudez then scored another takedown, pinning Glenn this time, as he settled into Glenn's guard, but Glenn was able to kick him off again. Glenn continued to pick apart Bermudez with his jabs and front kicks for the rest of the round. Glenn seems like he's in control, but Bermudez seems like he's putting more effort into attacking, so... I really have no idea what the scorecards should look like going into the final round. I think Bermudez won the second round, but both rounds could have gone either way.
     Bermudez scrambled to take Glenn's back to start the third round, slid off the top, they stood up, and Bermudez pressed Glenn against the fence. Bermudez took him down again a minute into the round, and Glenn rolled for a leg lock. Bermudez took Glenn down over and over again, but was never able to really hold him down at all. Bermudez finally held top control for a while in the third round, but Glenn was blasting him with elbows from his back, and then Bermudez blasted Glenn with a brutal elbow from the top, while he continued to control him on the ground. I'm going to score this fight 29-28 for Bermudez, but wouldn't be shocked by a split-decision or something. Two judges disagreed with me, giving Glenn the split-decision victory, and one judge even gave him all 3 rounds. This fight was really close, but I kind of feel like Bermudez got screwed, especially since he's now on a 4-Fight losing streak, with THREE split-decision losses in a row. I thought Elkins beat him, but I thought he got screwed in his fight against Fili, and this fight against Glenn as well.
89.2
Decision (Split)
15:00
      These guys traded some hard strikes to start the first round, with Bermudez moving forward and applying a lot of pressure, while Fili was trying to create some distance to use his reach to his advantage. Bermudez clinched, and pressed Fili against the fence for a while, but nothing happened, so they reset with 2 minutes left in the round. I was leaning toward giving that round to Bermudez, but Fili scored a quick takedown in the final 10 seconds that might have been enough to swing the close round in his favor. I'm not really sure who won that round, but I would probably give it to Bermudez based on pressure.
     The second round started with Fili clinching with Bermudez's back trying to drag him to the ground, but Bermudez was able to stay on his feet, and he eventually turned into Fili, and pressed him against the fence. Bermudez tried to dump Fili to the ground, but he wasn't able to do it, so they ended up stalling against the fence until there was a minute left in the round, at which point they split up, and then Fili scored a quick takedown, finishing the final minute of the round on top, and possibly stealing the round for Fili. I have this fight all tied up going into the final round, but I have no idea how the judges are scoring this one so far.
     The final round had both guys trading single shots, everything seemed fairly even, they clinched, and then Bermudez hit Fili with a knee to the groin, so they called a brief timeout. When the fight started back up, they went back to trading big punches, Bermudez busted up Fili's nose, and then he threw Fili to the ground with 15 seconds left in the fight, tried to catch him in an armbar, Fili swept him, and then they stood up as the round came to an end. I'm scoring this fight 29-28 for Bermudez, but I wouldn't be shocked by a split-decision. The judges were split, with one judge giving all 3 rounds to Bermudez, and then the other two judges gave the win to Fili.
90.6
Decision (Split)
15:00
      These guys both came out brawling, throwing all kinds of wild shit at each other, Bermudez threw a kick and slipped 90 seconds into the opening round, and Elkins used that moment to take him down, press him against the fence for some clinch scrambling. Elkins took down Bermudez multiple times while clinching with his back, and he locked on a body triangle in the center of the cage with 90 seconds left in the round. Bermudez slowly stood up with a minute left in the round, and they went back to clinching, with Elkins still in control. He then picked up Bermudez, and slammed him to the ground. Round one clearly goes to Elkins based on his superior wrestling. I think Elkins definitely took Bermudez by surprise in that first round.
     Bermudez threw some big punches to start the second round, and he went for a takedown, but couldn't finish it, so they reset and went back to throwing wild punches at each other. Bermudez finally scored a takedown halfway through the second round, but he wasn't able to hold Elkins down for more than 15 seconds or so, and he did nothing while on the ground. They traded control of the clinch a few times, they traded some wild punches, and Bermudez pressed Elkins into the fence, while Elkins looked like he was trying to setup a guillotine choke of some sort, while blasting Bermudez with some big knees, which caused Bermudez to drop to his knees to avoid the strikes. After a brief scramble, Elkins clinched with Bermudez's back again, he lifted him into the air, and dumped him to the ground again, taking his back with 30 seconds left in the round. Bermudez popped back up almost immediately, but I think Elkins did enough with his scrambling to win that round. I have Elkins ahead 20-18 going into the final round.
     The final round was a solid round of back & forth scrambling from the clinch, mixed with some wild striking, with neither fighter taking a very clear advantage in the final round. Going into this fight, I thought it had split-decision written all over it, and now that I've seen them fight for 15 minutes, I still think this fight has split-decision written all over it. The final round probably goes to Bermudez, the first round definitely goes to Elkins, and I scored the second round for Elkins, but it was close. I'm scoring this fight 29-28 for Darren Elkins. Two judges scored the fight for Elkins, giving him the split-decision win, as a pretty decently sized underdog again.
90.5
KO (Punch)
2:29
      These guys traded some strikes, Bermudez kind of shot for a takedown, but was punched in the face on the way in. Jung clinched him, sort of tried to take him down, but it didn't work. Bermudez then blasted Jung with a hard overhand punch to the head. Jung continued to chip away at Bermudez with punches, Bermudez shot for another takedown attempt, and Jung stuffed the shot with ease. The Korean Zombie then blasted Bermudez with a punch to the chin, knocked him down, and finished the fight with a first round knockout. His takedown defense looked outstanding, he hasn't fought in nearly 43 months, he took out a top 10 fighter with a beautiful uppercut, and some quick ground & pound, and he should position himself comfortably back in the Top 10 immediately, after his extended abscence due to his military service. I'm pretty stoked that the Korean Zombie is back in the UFC, I've always been a fan of this guy, and I'm happy for him that he got this win.
91.1
Decision
15:00
      The first round had Bermudez beating up Jason on the feet with punches and kicks, and then he took him down 2 minutes into the opening round. Jason immediately started working for submissions, as Bermudez continued to blast him with big punches from the top. Jason went for a triangle choke, but Bermudez did a decent job keeping his posture up. Bermudez landed some elbows, including a BRUTAL elbows that opened up a bullet hole sized wound in the center of Jason's forehead. Bermudez continued to unload on him with big punches and elbows until the end of the round. Fantastic first round for Dennis Bermudez.
     Bermudez started the second round with some crazy shit, I think a head kick attempt? Jason blasted him, and Bermudez collapsed, but immediately turned it into another takedown, sort of grabbing Jason's back near the cage. They stood back up 90 seconds into the round, and Bermudez landed a brutal leg kick. Bermudez continued to beat up Jason on the feet, he went for a guillotine, and then turned that into a slick takedown in the center of the cage, but Jason quickly got back to his feet. Bermudez then shot for an explosive takedown and threw Jason down against the fence. Jason stood back up quickly though. They both landed some strikes, and then Bermudez slammed the exhausted Jason to finish the round. Dennis Bermudez is in full on beast mode tonight.
     Bermudez continued to pick apart Jason in the third round, and then shot for a horrible takedown, with Jason stuffing it from a mile away. Jason started working for a guillotine choke, but Bermudez stood back up and reset. They continued to trade strikes for a while, Bermudez shot for another takedown, Jason stuffed it, and took his back with 90 seconds left in the fight. Jason nearly finished with a rear-naked choke, but Bermudez spun out of it, ended up back on top, and continued to unload on Jason with big punches & elbows from inside Jason's guard. That was a fantastic fight, and a big win for Bermudez, as he pretty much dominated Jason for almost the entire fight.
88.8
Decision
15:00
      Kawajiri started the fight by throwing some wacky kicks, but he wasn't landing with much of anything noteworthy. Bermudez eventually grabbed him, threw him to the ground, and grabbed his back, but he got a little too high, which allowed Kawajiri to sneak out the back door. Bermudez transitioned into an armbar attempt, but his back was against the cage, so he couldn't snap back with it. Kawajiri broke free, and then tied up Bermudez in a cradle, throwing knees to his body on the ground. Bermudez stood back up, and Kawajiri continued to plow him against the cage. Kawajiri was grinding the shit out of Bermudez, as Bermudez looked like he was struggling to stand up out of quicksand. Kawajiri took him down repeatedly against the cage. Round one goes to Kawajiri.
      Bermudez came out swinging for the second round, and then he initiated the clinch, which Kawajiri used to work for another takedown, but Bermudez scared him off with a tight guillotine choke, which allowed Bermudez to get back on top. They stood back up and separated. Kawajiri threw some more wacky kicks, before shooting in for some more grinding takedown attempts. Kawajiri continued to try to drive through some takedowns, while Bermudez just kind of sat there, hammering him with punches to the side & back of the head. Even though it looked like Kawajiri was in control, it was pretty clear that Bermudez was doing a lot more damage. Bermudez eventually broke free, and hopped on Kawajiri's back, where he blasted him in the head with nonstop "softish" punches until the round ended. Kawajiri really needs to rethink his strategy here. I have the score all tied up going into the final round.
      The final round was the same grinding battle against the cage, with both guys swapping positions for a while, but Bermudez looked like he was in control for the most part. This fight was more boring than I expected it to be. Bermudez dumped Kawajiri to the ground with about 90 seconds left in the fight, and grabbed his back, but didn't really do anything with it. Bermudez landed a LOT of strikes in this fight, but they all looked like soft padded punches. I scored this fight 29-28 for Dennis Bermudez, and all 3 judges agreed, giving him the unanimous decision victory, in a slow paced grind fest.
92.5
TKO (Flying Knee & Punches)
10:32
      HOLY SHIT! That was fucking awesome. I kind of wanted Bermudez to win this fight, mostly because Stephens missed weight by 4 pounds, which is sort of irritating, but holy shit, this was a hard fought victory. There was an accidental headbutt in the first round, that cut the right eye of Stephens, causing blood to go EVERYWHERE for the rest of the fight. They both rocked each other with brutal punches, on several occasions, and I ended up giving the first round to Bermudez, for having similar striking to Stephens, and superior grappling. The second round goes to Stephens, for nearly finishing Bermudez multiple times. The third round started up, and Bermudez shot in for a takedown (sort of, he was ABOUT to anyway), and Stephens landed a PERFECT flying knee, followed by some brutal punches on the ground, finishing the fight. Awesome highlight reel actions in this fight by both guys. Fucking amazing fight!
92.8
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
3:18
      Oh man, that was a disappointing loss for Bermudez, ending one of the longest active winning streaks in the UFC (7-Fights going into this one). Bermudez looked decent in this fight, but Lamas showed sharper striking skills, knocking Bermudez down with a big kick at one point which was an embarrassingly dramatic way to fall for Bermudez, and then a few seconds later, Lamas clipped him with a crisp jab, knocking Bermudez to the ground, Bermudez tried to get up immediately, and dove headfirst into a TIGHT guillotine choke, forcing the submission victory for Ricardo Lamas. This was a HUGE win for Lamas in my opinion, and it really shows that he deserved that title shot against Jose Aldo back in February. That sucks though, because I've been pushing for Bermudez to get a title shot for over a year now, and it sucks to see him get stopped in his tracks like this.
91.1
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
7:57
      This was a pretty big win for Dennis Bermudez, and I really hope people start to take him seriously now, because I've had him ranked in the Top 5 in this division for a while, and I feel like people keep ignoring his now 7-Fight winning streak. He pretty much beat up Clay Guida (a VERY tough dude), for the entire fight, eventually getting on his back in the second round, locking on the rear-naked choke, and forcing the submission. Dennis Bermudez has one of the longest winning streaks in the UFC at the moment, so give this dude a really high ranking fight next, ok? Thanks!
91.8
TKO (Punches & Knee)
12:57
      I've been saying for a while, Dennis Bermudez is at the top of the 145 pound division in my opinion. He fucking DESTROYS people. You could argue that he gets easy fights, but Jim Hettes is a LEGIT grappler, with some serious skills, and Bermudez FUCKING DESTROYED him for 3 rounds, slamming him, taking him down at will, and just absolutely dominating him with his power. Eventually Hettes just fell down and gave up, because he couldn't continue to fight. It wasn't even a single strike, he just got completely outworked. Awesome win for Dennis Bermudez. GIVE THIS DUDE A TITLE SHOT!!!
90.1
Decision
15:00
      The first round of this fight was one of the best rounds that I've ever seen, but the last two rounds were pretty basic striking, and "takedown & hang out for a while" style fighting. The first round had Siler locked on SEVERAL guillotine chokes, and a triangle, and Bermudez SLAMMED THE SHIT out of him, several times, threw some HUGE elbows, punishing Siler, and he even locked on a guillotine of his own that I thought would rip Siler's head off. In the end, I gave all 3 rounds to Dennis Bermudez, so did all 3 judges, and in my opinion, this should put Bermudez next in line for a title shot. 5 fight winning streak son! If not a title shot, then PLEASE match him up with Cub Swanson (who is also on a 5 fight winning streak), and then winner of that gets a title shot? Either way, Dennis Bermudez might be my personal favorite fighter at 145. And Steven Siler is a badass as well.
92.5
Decision (Split)
15:00
      Wow, this has been an interesting night so far. I went into this fight wanting Bermudez to win, but to be honest, I thought Max Holloway totally dominated him in the first two rounds, using technical striking, utilizing his range, and just in general, outworking Bermudez. Bermudez clearly won the third round, by taking Holloway to the ground, and pounding him out until the end of the round, but that would still make this fight 29-28, in favor of Holloway, right? I guess the two judges that gave it to Bermudez, must have been huge wrestling fans, because Bermudez DID secure a takedown in the second round, but he wasn't able to do anything with it. Either way, this fight lived up to all of my expectations, so congratulations to Dennis Bermudez on a solid win!
94.4
Decision (Split)
15:00
      Fuck yeah! I haven't seen a fight this good in a LONG time. Dennis Bermudez looked awesome early on, reversing a takedown attempt early in the first round, getting full mount, and then punching the fuck out of Grice's face. It looked like Bermudez was going to dominate Grice, until they eventually got back to their feet, and Grice threw a perfect left hook that almost knocked Bermudez the fuck out. After that, the first round was close, but I ended up giving it to Grice. The second round was basically a draw, not really sure who should have won that one. The third round was a fucking BEAUTIFUL BRAWL, and Bermudez kicked the living shit out of Grice, but Grice never stopped fighting. This was an all out war, and both guys deserve HUGE props for their performances. I gave the fight to Bermudez, and so did two of the judges, so BOOM, Bermudez wins via split-decision. Amazing fight.
91.2
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
4:43
      I sort of remember Dennis Bermudez from The Ultimate Fighter, but I don't remember him being this massive or aggressive. This fight was pretty good right from the start, with Bermudez showing off his strength by picking Hayden up & slamming him. Hayden eventually landed a knee to the chin of Bermudez which rocked him, Hayden had all the potential in the world to lock on a rear-naked choke from the position he had Bermudez in, but he couldn't seal the deal. Bermudez escaped, kicked Hayden in the chest with a Superman Kick? (if that's even a thing). Bermudez then locked on a tight guillotine choke and carried Hayden across the octagon with it, which is where Hayden tapped. Excellent display of strength & skill by Dennis Bermudez!
93.4
Decision
15:00
      Pablo Garza is a badass grappler, and Dennis Bermudez FUCKING DESTROYED him in this fight. It was 3 rounds of Bermudez, slamming Garza around like a ragdoll, beating the shit out of him on the ground, slamming him some more, beating his ass, etc... Dennis Bermudez is fucking crazy, and I like it! Awesome fight by Bermudez, and great job to Garza, for toughing it out the entire 15 minutes.
97.1
Submission (Armbar)
4:51
      OH MY GOD. I don't want to jump the gun here, but is Diego Brandao the featherweight version of Anderson Silva & Jon Jones? I know he hasn't exactly been fighting TOP guys specifically, but Dennis Bermudez is quite the badass himself, and Brandao destroyed him here. Brandao basically beat the shit out of him on the feet, but then got caught by a short right punch by Bermudez, knocking Brandao to the ground, after some solid ground & pound in favor of Bermudez, Brandao locked on the fastest most deadly armbar I've ever seen, forcing Bermudez to submit instantly in the first round, and possibly breaking his arm. Diego has amazing striking, amazing Jiu-Jitsu, and an amazing intensity. He's quite possibly my favorite featherweight to watch at this point.
89.7
Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
3:12
     Bermudez shot for a lot of sloppy takedowns in this fight, while Akira was basically beating the shit out of him with punches on the feet. Bermudez looked like a rabid pitbull, and Akira looked like the guy holding a knife, waiting for the perfect time to stab him in the back of the neck. They both landed some pretty clean shots, but Bermudez was just kind of winging shots wildly, while Akira was hammering him with clean counters. Akira dropped Bermudez 2 minutes into the round with a big left hook, which seems to be his secret weapon in his last couple of fights, but Bermudez recovered enough to shoot for a takedown, and then he picked up Akira and slammed him to the ground. Bermudez then slapped on a mounted guillotine choke, and he cranked the shit out of it, and I thought I saw Akira tap several times, before the referee eventually stopped the fight. That was a solid win for Bermudez.
88.8
TKO (Punches)
7:58
      The first round had Bermudez beating up Bass, taking him down, and basically mauling him on the ground with ground & pound. He even held back mount for a good portion of the round, and he pretty much slaughtered Bass with big punches, but Bass was able to do JUST ENOUGH to stay in the fight, so that he could see the second round. I'm scoring the first round 10-8 for Bermudez.
     The second round was more of the same, with Bermudez taking down Bass, securing back mount again, and he continued to maul him with big punches, resulting in what was going to end up being another 10-8 round, but the referee finally saved Bass halfway through the round, giving Bermudez the clear one-sided TKO victory.
89.7
TKO (Punches)
6:40
      These guys clinched early in the first round, and Rivera beat up Bermudez with some hard short punches to the body & head. They split up, continued to box at an aggressive rate with each other, and Rivera dropped Bermudez with some hard shots, and then picked him up, and slammed him, before taking his back 90 seconds into the opening round. Rivera went for a rear-naked choke, Bermudez stood up to escape, and then shook Rivera off his back with 2 minutes left in the round. They continued to trade aggressive punch combinations, and Rivera dropped Bermudez again, and then took his back again. The round ended with Rivera still digging for a rear-naked choke. Round one clearly goes to Rivera.
     The second round started with a few hard punches, Bermudez dropped Rivera, and then he landed a hard knee that look like it was close to being illegal, he then took Rivera's back against the fence, and pressed his face into the ground. Bermudez eventually postured up, unloaded with some big punches, Rivera was stuck, and the referee was forced to stop the fight. That was a pretty great fight, and a huge comeback victory for Dennis Bermudez, as he pretty much got dominated for the entire first round.