Dennis Bermudez called an end to his professional MMA career earlier tonight (Sat., Jan. 19, 2019) at UFC on ESPN+ 1 from inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, after defeating rising lightweight prospect Te Edwards via unanimous decision on the preliminary undercard.
Coming off four-straight loses at the featherweight level, Bermudez was moving back up to 155 pounds to try and get back into the UFC win column. While “Menace” was able to handily dominate Edwards with takedowns and ground-and-pound en route to a lopsided decision, it was ultimately his last stop inside of the Octagon.
During his post-fight speech, the native New Yorker laid his glove in the center of the cage and announced his retirement from the sport to the cheers of a hometown crowd (video shown above courtesy of UFC).
Bermudez, 32, leaves behind a professional record of 17-9 (10-7 UFC) and keys career wins over the likes of Max Holloway, Clay Guida, and Tatsuya Kawajiri. He struggled later into his UFC tenure having put forth a less-than-desirable record of 3-5 since the start of 2015.
The former Ultimate Fighter was contemplating retirement prior to UFC Brooklyn so it was nice to see him go out on top.
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