Dennis Bermudez is set to face Clay Guida this Saturday at UFC on Fox 12 and he spoke about facing Guida in this big time fight for him.
“We were shooting for someone a little more, I don’t know, someone more in their prime, if you will. I think Clay Guida’s best days (are behind him). I think Clay Guida in his prime, which I think already passed, would beat Clay Guida now, if that makes sense.”
Dennis Bermudez (13-3) has 4 knockouts, 2 submissions and 7 decision victories. He made his UFC debut against Diego Brandao, but lost via 1st Rd armbar at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale on Dec / 03 / 2011. He then began a six fight winning streak.
“I mean, Clay Guida, he’s a good fighter, said Bermudez. That’s why I’m pretty hyped about this. I really get to test myself and see where I’m at. The biggest aspect of this fight is that, in the MMA world, Clay Guida is famous, if you will. Everybody knows Clay Guida, people who don’t even know MMA. Whereas, on the other side of the spectrum, me, nobody really knows who I am. People who really follow MMA hard or really watch my fights know who I am, but not as many people as Clay Guida. So for me, beating Clay Guida is like, hey, I’m Dennis Bermudez, I’m here. Keep an eye on me now. I’m shooting for the title.”
In Bermudez last four fights he beat Matt Grice via split decision at UFC 157 – Rousey vs. Carmouche on Feb / 23 / 2013, then Max Holloway via split decision at UFC 160 – Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2 on May / 25 / 2013 and then Steven Siler via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night – Fight for the Troops 3 on Nov / 06 / 2013. In his last fight he beat Jim Hettes via 3rd Rd TKO at UFC 171 – Hendricks vs. Lawler on Mar / 15 / 2014.
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