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Submission! Watch Manny Bermudez finish Benito Lopez via D’Arce choke at UFC Phoenix

Manny Bermudez kept his perfect MMA record in tact earlier tonight (Sun., Feb. 17, 2019) at UFC on ESPN 1 from inside Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, when he choked out Team Alpha Male standout Benito Lopez via first-round D’Arce choke.

It didn’t take Bermudez all that long to get the fight to the ground. Once there, it was only a matter of time before he got the submission finish. Lopez fought well to defend as long as he could, but once he started to get back to his feet Bermudez quickly sunk in a tight D’Arce choke. Lopez turned and had nothing left to do but to tap.

Check out the highlights above courtesy of UFC.

With this performance, Bermudez shakes off a botched weight cut to secure his third-straight submission finish in as many Octagon appearances. The 24-year-old bantamweight prospect looks like the real deal and should get a big step up in competition his next time out.

Pretty impressive stuff.

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