This is no doubt the biggest win in Dennis Bermudez’s career as he beat Clay Guida at UFC on Fox 12.
Clay Guida (31-14) has 4 knockouts, 15 submissions and 11 decision victories while he has been knocked out once, submitted six times in his MMA career. He made his UFC debut against Justin James and won the fight via rear naked choke at UFC 64 – Unstoppable on Oct / 14 / 2006. In his last five fights he is 2-3, he lost against Benson Henderson via unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 1 – Velasquez vs. Dos Santos on Nov / 12 / 2011. He lost in his second fight in a row against Gray Maynard via split decision at UFC on FX 4 – Maynard vs. Guida on Jun / 22 / 2012. He beat Hatsu Hioki via split decision at UFC on Fox 6 – Johnson vs. Dodson on Jan / 26 / 2013. He lost to Chad Mendes via 3rd Rd TKO at UFC 164 – Henderson vs. Pettis 2 on Aug / 31 / 2013. In his last fight he beat Tatsuya Kawajiri via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night – Minotauro vs. Nelson on Apr / 11 / 2014.
Dennis Bermudez (14-3) 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. In his 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.
Here is the play by play from this fight:
Round 1: Bermudez just misses a wild right, both guys going right after it. Guida finds a big right that connects to Bermudez’s jaw. Guida looking for a single leg, but cannot get it. Bermudez lands a flurry of strikes, but falls and Guida get’s on top. They wrestle and Bermudez get’s the outside. Back and forth up, down, Guida get’s to his feet. Bermudez fires away with strikes and a nasty series of knees. Guida tries to get the takedown, but Bermudez climbs the back of Guida. Bermudez locks in a crank choke and this one is not over. Guida fights out, but Bermudez goes right back to it, he runs out of time as the bell sounds.
Round 2: The fans are behind Guida, they exchange while Bermudez presses for a takedown. Guida reverses and get’s the outside. However, they say forget it and go back to striking. Bermudez is T’ing off with jabs. Bermudez with a left hook, knee to the face combo. Guida starts to swing, which leaves the door open for Bermudez to take him down. Bermudez get’s the back of Guida and locks in the rear naked choke for the win!
Result: Dennis Bermudez def. Clay Guida by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:57, R2