UFC on FOX 25 Results: Darren Elkins defeats Dennis Bermudez via split-decision

July 22, 2017 6:47 pm by Chris Taylor

Round one begins and Dennis begins with a flying knee attempt that misses. Good low kicks from both fighters. Bermudez presses forward and attempts to clinch. Elkins shakes him off and circles out. Bermudez with a left hand and then charges forward with a combination. Bermudez with a hard low kick and then another. He slips and Elkins quickly hops on him and takes his back. Dennis is able to stand up but Darren is still all over him. Finally, Bermudez shakes him off and then immediately charges forward with a superman punch. Elkins shoots in and gets a takedown. He immediately transitions to the back of Bermudez. He locks in a body triangle and begins searching for a rear-naked choke. Bermudez scrambles and stands back up. He throws a spinning back elbow that lands and forced Elkins to let go. Dennis charges forward with strikes. Darren ducks under and scores another takedown. Dennis quickly scrambles and gets back to his feet. Round one comes to an end.

Round two begins and Bermudez starts off quickly. He lands a nice punch followed by a low kick. Another good shots from Dennis finds a home. Darren shoots in and presses Dennis against the cage. He lands a couple of knees. Dennis breaks free and circles off the fence. He lands a nice straight right to the face of Elkins. Bermudez moving well here. He lands a low kick and then shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown. Dennis with a couple of shots before Elkins scrambles and gets back up to his feet. Bermudez with a nice left hand and then shoots in for a single leg. He cannot secure the takedown and opts to throw a knee. Elkins locks in a guillotine choke. He begins working some knees. He drags Dennis to the floor and attempts to take his back. Bermudez scrambles and gets back to his feet. He slips and the horn sounds to end round two.

Round three begins and Bermudez comes forward and lands a hard low kick. He presses the action and throws a combination. Dennis pushes Darren against the cage and works some shots to the body. The fighters break and Dennis lands a left to the body followed by a right hand. Bermudez continues to engage Darren in the clinch. That is not what his corner wanted him to do. Bermudez breaks away and lands a low kick. He follows that up with a right. Elkins replies with a left hook. Bermudez presses forward and lands a nice combination that ends in a hard right hand. Another good right hand from Dennis. He presses Darren against the cage and lands a nice uppercut. Elkins breaks free and lands an uppercut. Dennis with a right hand and Elkins drops for a takedown. The horn sounds to end the fight.

(29-28, 28-29, 29-28)


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