A featherweight scrap between Dennis Bermudez and Andre Fili served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC fight card in Charlotte.
Round one begins and Fili starts things off with a jab. Dennis presses forward and lands a jab of his own. He shoots in for a takedown but it is not there. Fili circles off the fence. Bermudez catches him with a jab. Another solid left jab from Dennis. Bermudez misses with a wild right hand. Fili with a pair of jabs. Bermudez ducks under a punch and presses Fili against the cage. Dennis with a nice shot to the body. He lands a knee and then a left hand on the break. Fili takes the center of the octagon and just misses with an attempted uppercut. Fili shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown. Bermudez immediately scrambles back up to his feet. Dennis with a left hand. Fili shoots back in and scores another takedown. Bermudez scrambles up to his feet and then the horn sounds to end round one.
Round two begins and Bermudez quickly pushes Fili up against the cage. He lands an uppercut. Andre breaks free from the clinch and circles out. Bermudez chases after him and shoots in for a double leg. Fili is able to defend the shot but Dennis keeps him pressed up against the cage. Fili is able to break free and promptly lands a jab. He shoots in for a single leg but Dennis says no. Andre lands a nice combination. He shoots in and scores a double leg takedown. Bermudez quickly scrambles and gets back to his feet. He lands a left hook and the presses Fili against the cage. Some dirty boxing from Dennis. Fili responds with a knee. Dennis with a big right. Round two comes to an end.
Round three begins and Bermudez starts off quickly. He lands a low kick and then goes to the body with a jab. Fili replies with a jab. He lands an uppercut. Bermudez with a nice low kick followed by a jab. Fili partially lands a head kick. Bermudez with a lot of forward pressure now. Fili attempts to shoot in but cannot secure the takedown. Dennis presses Andre against the cage. He lands a punch. Bermudez with a low blow and the referee steps in and calls timeout. We restart and Fili paws with a left jab early. Bermudez fires off a head kick that is blocked by Andre. Dennis shoots in and presses Fili against the cage. The fighters break and Dennis charges after Fili and lands a right hand. Another nice right from Bermudez. Fili circles off the fence. Dennis lands a nice right hand followed by a low kick. Another right from Bermudez. He presses Fili up against the cage. Bermudez scores a late takedown. The horn sounds to end the fight.