Check out the full fight video highlights of Darren Elkins battling it out with Dennis Bermudez in the UFC on FOX 25 co-main event.
The UFC on FOX 25 co-main event was graced with the UFC’s #12 featherweight Darren Elkins going to war with the #10 Dennis Bermudez to earn the split decision. Elkins got off to a solid start against Bermudez, as “The Damage” was able to grind on his opponent with multiple takedowns, and also connecting with strikes on the break. The second frame would see Bermudez drive in and score a mid round takedown, but Elkins wasted little time making it back to his feet. Elkins threatened with a Guillotine choke to to stop a takedown attempt of Bermudez, and then proceeded to crack his opponent with a couple knees to the face. Elkins finished the round strong with a takedown of his own, which may have iced the round for him. Bermudez would press forward in the final round, with a more technically sound striking approach, but Elkins was able to hang tough and relatively safe enough to make it to the final bell.
Check out Tim Burke’s play-by-play of round 1 of Darren Elkins vs. Dennis Bermudez:
Round 1 – Bermudez with a flying knee right away. Outside leg kick from Bermudez. Elkins responded in kind. Short right hook scores as well off an Elkins miss. Two lefts for Bermudez. Elkins scores with a right hook. Bermudez lands a hard outside leg kick. Bermudez slipped and Elkins took his back. He dragged him down for a few seconds, then again for a few more. Elkins lets got and misses with a high kick. Bermudez goes back to kicking the lead leg. Elkins shoots in and quickly takes the back again. He sinks a hook, now the body triangle. Elkins with a few hammerfists. Bermudez stands up with Elkins on his back and breaks the hold. Impressive strength. Elkins jumped right back onto him though. Bermudez reversed and landed a knee. He scores with three punches as he breaks the clinch. 10-9 Elkins.
Watch Darren Elkins drop it like it’s hot:
Darren Elkins guts out a split decision victory as an underdog to earn his fifth straight win over Dennis Bermudez! https://t.co/UZpHXXLNN8
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