With a standing guillotine choke, “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 14 finalist Dennis Bermudez beats Tommy Hayden at the UFC 150 “Henderson versus Edgar 2” on Saturday. The fight was seen live at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, USA. Bermudez was able to bring down Hayden down at 4 minutes and 43 seconds of round one.
Hayden on the other hand, blew his chance towards the final seconds of the round but he was seen giving Bermudez the knee and with a swift move went to his back in an attempt to finish the fighter with a rear-naked choke. However, Bermudez persisted and managed to escape Hayden’s grip and returned to his feet. He came up with a guillotine choke that ended the match after the 4 minute mark.
After the match, Bermudez was interviewed and he said: “I didn’t even know I got hit with a knee. This guy was on my back with a rear naked choke. How did I get here? I got some people back home who said, ‘Go out and let him tag you as hard as he can and then start your fight. It seems like whenever you get hit, you come back and win.”
Dennis “The Menace” Bermudez now has 9 wins and 3 losses on his card. This fighter from Saugerties, New York is just 25 years old but he is considered one of the best featherweight fighters for UFC. This is his second consecutive win after three consecutive losses against Drew Fickett, Jordan Rinaldi and Diego Brandao. His last win was just this May against Pablo Garza at the UFC on Fox 3 “Diaz versus Miller”. Hopefully, fans will get to see Bermudez now that he is in his top form.
Tommy “Wild Card” Hayden on the other hand has 8 wins and 2 losses. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio and has 8 consecutive wins since he started professional MMA in 2008. However, this loss to Bermudez is his second consecutive defeat. The last time was against Fabricio Camoes at UFC on FX “Guillard versus Miller” where Camoes gave him a rear-naked choke in just 4 minutes and 3 seconds of the first round.