Hudson Valley UFC Fighter Competes in his First Main Event Tonight
A Hudson Valley man with actual fangs will be showcased in the main event during tonight's UFC Fight Night.
Featherweight fighter, Dennis Bermudez, will be fighting “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung, in the main event at UFC Fight Night 104 in Houston on Saturday. This is Bermudez's first headlining fight, marking quite a milestone in his journey from those humble beginnings in the Hudson Valley.
Bermudez started training in his hometown of Saugerties, NY. According to Newsday, the Hudson Valley native has been in a dozen UFC fights, but never showcased on the top of the card.
Those who aren't familiar with Bermudez should know that he has fangs; Literally, his mouth is full of fangs. The fighter was searching for a mouthguard early in his career and found one that was molded to look Dracula-inspired teeth. He liked the idea and thought the fangs gave him confidence as he fought. So Bermudez has always worn a similar mouthguard, even working the fangs into his website logo.
Besides his choice in mouthpieces, Bermudez also says he's motivated by his girlfriend and two children. With his family behind him and a solid group of trainers, the Saugerties-born fighter says he'll be ready for victory when he steps into the octagon tonight.
The fight will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1 tonight, February 4. The main card is scheduled for 10pm.