GROCKE’S UFC FIGHT NIGHT 104 LIVE REPORT 2/4: Bermudez vs. Jung, Grasso vs. Herrig, Vick vs. Trujillo, Saint Preux vs. Oezdemir, Hamilton vs. Fortuna, Andrade vs. Hill

FEBRUARY 04, 2017


UFC Fight Night 104 is live on Saturday night from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The main event features Dennis Bermudez as he looks to continue his climb up the featherweight ladder. He takes on the “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung who will be making his return to the cage after a three and a half year absence. The co-main event takes us to the women’s strawweight division as rising star Alexa Grasso takes on veteran Felice Herrig.

The six-fight main card rounds out with Abel Trujillo taking on James Vick in the lightweight division, Ovince Saint Preux taking on Volkan Oezdemir in a battle of light heavyweights, Anthony Hamilton vs. Marcel Fortuna and back to the women’s strawweight division for Jessica Andrande vs. Angela Hill.

Keep it right here where I’ll have live round by round coverage of tonight’s action. Also, be sure to follow me on Twitter @FightChampBlog

Fighters’ MMATorch rankings are included beside their name in the listings.

Early Prelims – Fight Pass

(1) Daniel Jolly vs. Khalil Rountree (5-2) – Light Heavyweight 205 lbs.

ROUND ONE: Rountree takes the center. They trade jabs. Jolly misses a head kick. Jolly shoots and is stuffed. He shoots again and Rountree gets his arms underneath and lands a huge knee that knocks Jolly out cold. He lands one more knee for good measure and the ref stops it.

Result: Rountree by TKO (0:52 of Round 1)

Grocke’s Viewpoint: Rountree displayed excellent takedown defense. It looks like his opponents will have to figure out another way to get to him, because what used to work isn’t anymore. Those were vicious knees to the head and Jolly was out after the first landed flush on the side of his head. Great performance from Khalil Rountree.

A nice video package aired hyping the first PPV of the new year between Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie. They followed up with some training footage of Dennis Bermudez that Jon Anik narrated over. Stann put over Niko Price as a fighter on the rise as they aired the weigh-ins. Promos aired from both fighters talking about how they were going to win this fight. Vegas has this as a pick ’em.

(2) Alex Morono (13-3) vs. Niko Price (9-0) – Welterweight 170 lbs.

ROUND ONE: Price has a 4 inch reach advantage. Price goes to the body with a left hand. Price lands a kick. Price tot the body again. Inside leg kick for Price. Nice right hand from Morono. Both guys on their toes looking for an opening. They both miss jabs. Morono lands a nice hand. Price misses a head kick. Price lands a kick and Morono counters with a right hand that lands. Morono lands a big left hook that drops Price for a second. Price is up quickly and eats another punch. Back to center and it looks like Price is OK. Morono lands a left. Price misses another head kick. Price’s eye is swelling badly. Morono lands another big spinning back fist and follows with a left hand that drops Price and Morono pounces. Price is saved by the bell.

10-9 Morono

ROUND TWO: Price with a front kick misses. Inside leg kick lands for Price. They trade right hands. Price misses with a right. Morono blocks a head kick. Morono staying light on his toes looking for the counter. Front kick for Morono. Price lands a left as Morono connects with an inside leg kick. Morono with a stiff jab and follows to the body. Price not landing much offense. Price lands a kick to the body. Morono lands an excellent combination. Price lands a right hand. Morono comes back with a jab. Morono big to the body. Price lands knee to the body. Spinng back fisr=t is blocked by Morono. Price looking to increase his output. Price lands a nice uppercut. Big uppercut from Morono. Price lands a left hand that stuns Morono, Price follows with a big right hand. Morono goes down as the horn sounds. Morono looks like he’s out. Price goes to his corner and the ref calls an end to the fight as Morono is still down.

Result: Price by KO at the end of round 2

Grocke’s Viewpoint: Wow, I did not see that coming. The punch that ended the fight didn’t look like it did much damage. Regardless Morono was laid out in between rounds unable to recover. I had Price losing both rounds so getting the finish was the only he was going to win the fight. 

Stann holds a sit-down interview with Jung discussing his military obligation. Jung says he had an obligation to fulfill and he has no regrets. He says he was able to train for a hour or two a day while serving. Jung now has two baby girls and his focus has completely changed. Prior to his kids all he wanted was to champion and famous. Now, it’s all about his family and providing for them. He’s looking to return tonight and get himself back in the mix. He says he truly missed being in the cage and can’t wait for is fight against Dennis Bermudez.

Excellent interview and Stann was the perfect choice to conduct it. 

Stann and Anik run down the main card before kicking things over to FS1.

Prelims – FS1

Tyron Woodley, Daniel Cormier and Karyn Bryant review the main card and the they give their predictions. 57% say Jung will win according to their Twitter poll.

Jon Anik welcomes viewers to the FS1 Fight Night Prelims. Bec Rawlings is already in the cage as Anik runs down the rules. Rawlings misses weight by a pound and a half. If you follow her on social you know her feelings on cutting weight.

(3) Tecia Torres #8 (7-1) vs. Bec Rawlings (7-5) – Strawweight 115 lbs

ROUND ONE: Torres lands an inside leg kick. She misses a front kick. They trade jabs. Torres with a short inside combination. Torres partially lands a head kick. Nice combination from Torres followed by a leg kick. Torres really working on Bec’s lead leg. Torres lands a jab. Rawlings goes to the head with a kick that’s blocked. Torres lands a right hand. Rawlings clinches and lands. They trade left hands. Torres looks sharp. Rawlings lands a leg kick. Torres lands a kick to the body. Rawlings comes back and lands a stiff jab. Torres goes back to kicks. Rawlings is showing swelling around her right eye. They circle as the round ends.

10-9 Torres

ROUND TWO: Rawlings comes out more aggressive but takes a kick to the body from Torres. They clinch and Rawlings scores a takedown. Rawlings takes the back. Torres stands against the fence. Rawlings gets an arm under the chin of Torres. Torres gets free and now is landing foot stomps as they clinch against the fence. Back to center. Rawlings shoots and ends up on bottom. Torres has the back. She has one hook in. Now two. Torres landing short right hands. Rawlings showing great defense. The round ends with Torres in top control.

10-9 Torres

ROUND THREE: They trade jabs. Front kick lands for Bec. Torres has ridiculous cardio. NIce combination from Torres. Rawlings trying to pressure. Rawlings flips the crowd the bird. Odd. They trade jabs. Torres lands a leg kick. Another leg kick. Torres lands a right hand. Rawlings with a left. Nice jab from Rawlings. Torres goes back to the lead leg with a kick. Bec misses a head kick. Rawlings clinches and runs Torres to the fence. Torres reverses position. Be c slips and Torres gets the takedown. Rawlings gets her head free and is back up. Torres lands  a big right hand and follows with a kick as the round ends.

10-9 Torres

Result: Torres by UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Grocke’s Viewpoint: Torres just dominated Bec in this fight. She showed excellent cardio and beat Bec to the punch every time. Rawlings just couldn’t handle the speed of Torres, which is just ridiculous. Great performance from Torres that will move her up the rankings.

Tecia says she was a little rusty. Umm…ok.

Ramas with almost a five inch reach advantage.

(4) Ricardo Ramos (9-1) vs. Michinori Tanaka (11-2) – Bantamweight 135 lbs.

ROUND ONE: They both miss right hands. Front kick for Ramos. Ramos misses a head kick. Tanaka starting out slowly. Ramos lands a leg kick and then a right hand. They clinch and Tanaka scores a takedown. Ramos back to his feet immediately. Ramos clinches against the fence. He lands a knee to the body. Tanaka pushes off and back to center. Excellent clinch work from Ramos there. Tanaka throws a flurry of punches and slips. Ramos can’t take advantage. Ramos lands a big right hand as Tanaka comes in and drops him. Ramos pounces. He’s landing hammer fists. Tanaka scrambles and is up. Tanaka looks a little dazed. Ramos dominating so far.

10-9 Ramos

ROUND TWO: Tanaka having serious difficulty closing distance. Ramos stalking Tanaka. Slow action to start the round. They clinch. Tanaka applying pressure against the fence. Ramos landing elbows to the head. Ramos gets the takedown. He is in side control. Ramos has an armbar. Tanaka defends well, slips out and is now in top control. Tanaka in mount but loses it quickly. Ramos tries to scramble but can’t get out of Tanaka’s leg triangle. Ramos is out and back to center. Ramos looks like he’s tiring. Ramos lands a right hand. Tanaka with a nice leg kick.

10-9 Ramos

ROUND THREE: Tanaka probably needs a finish. He does look like the fresher fighter. Tanaka lands a leg kick. Ramos stuffs a takedown. Ramos looking to close the distance as he follows Tanaka around the cage. A jab by Tanaka followed by a nice right. Tanaka working the lead leg. Nice combination from Tanaka. Ramos is really sitting back only looking to counter. Tanaka throws and darts back out. Ramos lands a left. Tanaka tries to clinch, lands a right hand. Ramos is fighting like he has the fight in the bag. Ramos shoots and Tanaka side steps him. Tanaka shoots and gets the takedown with under a minute to go. Tanaka has top position. Tanaka landing some big right hands from top position as the round ends.

10-9 Tanaka

Result: Ramos by UD (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Grocke’s Viewpoint: Nice debut from Ramos. He definitely won the fight. I’m looking forward to seeing him in the octagon again. His length is a big advantage. Tanaka had a lot of trouble closing distance. 

(5) Chas Skelly (16-2) vs. Chris Gruetzemacher (13-1) – Lightweight 155 lbs.

ROUND ONE: Skelly comes out and lands a left hand. Leg kick for Gruetzmacher. Skelly comes back with a big knee. Skelly clinches and works a few knees to Greutzmacher’s thighs. Skelly lands an elbow as they break. Skelly shoots in and lands a takedown. Skelly trying to take the back. Greutzmacher doing an excellent job with wrist control. Skelly almost grabs onto the neck but Greutzmacher fights him off. Skelly gets to top control and lands hammer fists. Greutzmacher to full guard. Skelly postures up and lands a hammer fist. Both fighters back to the feet as the round ends.

10-9 Skelly

ROUND TWO: Both fighters come out swinging. Greutzmacher trying to pressure more. Skelly lands a big right hand. Skelly shoots and lands a takedown. Greutzmacher landing elbows to Skelly’s head from underneath. Skelly transitions and takes the back. Skelly locks on a rear naked choke. It looks like he has it. Greutzmacher taps and it’s over.

Result: Skelly by submission (2:01 of Round 2 – RNC)

Grocke’s Viewpoint: All Chas Skelly in this one. Skelly used his size advantage very well by not allowing Greutzmacher to close distance. Skelly’s technique is really improving. He wasn’t even under the chin but he just kept squeezing and squeezing. 

They replayed the Khalil Rountree vs. Daniel Jolly fight from the early prelims on Fight Pass.

(6) Adam Milstead (8-1) vs. Curtis Blaydes (6-1) – Heavyweight 265 lbs.

ROUND ONE: Blaydes misses a leg kick. Blaydes picks up Milstead and throws him down for a takedown. He throws him down again. Blaydes has Milstead’s back. Milstead tries working back to his feet. Blaydes throws him down to the mat again for a takedown. Milstead tries working back up again. Blaydes landing knees to the rear end. Blaydes landing big shots to the side of Mistead’s head. Milstead works back to his feet. Blaydes pulls him back down. Milstead with the guard closed. Blaydes  lets him back up. Six takedowns for Blaydes so far. Back to center. Blaydes shoots and scores his seventh takedown. Blaydes takes the back and lands ground strikes. Milstead tries working back to his feet as the round ends.

10-8 Blaydes

ROUND TWO: They trade jabs. Blaydes shoots in and pulls Milstead down. Blaydes landing knees to Milstead’s thighs. Milstead works back to his feet, Blaydes goes for a trip and as he does Milstead’s knee buckles and the ref stops the fight as Milstead writhes in pain on the mat.

Result: Blaydes by TKO (0:59 of Round 2)

Grocke’s Viewpoint: It looked like Milstead injured the knee in the first round. Looking back, his corner should have stopped the fight in between rounds because he definitely did more damage to that knee. Replays were pretty gruesome. In the post fight interview Blaydes doesn’t call anyone out and says he’ll fight whomever the UFC decides. Weak. His performance was anything but weak. He threw Milstead around the cage like rag doll. Blaydes continues to look impressive in the heavyweight division.

A video package of Dennis Bermudez airs. They kick it over to Cormier, Woodley and Bryant and they review the prelims. They transition to previewing the main event between Jung and Bermudez. Cormier picks the Korean Zombie. They move onto previewing the co-main event. Woodley picks Grasso. Cormier picks Grasso. With that they throw it to Anik as we get ready for the main card.

The FS1 UFC Fight Night opening airs. Anik takes over and welcomes us to the show. He introduces Brian Stann to the viewers and he goes into a preview of the main event. Bermudez has fought seven times since the last time Jung has been in the age. They move onto previewing the co-main event. Anik gives us the rules and we’re ready to go.

Footage airs of the weigh-ins for Hill and Andrade. Joe Rogan gives his preview of the Hill vs. Andrade fight as video airs of previous fights of the two fighters. He doesn’t give his prediction for the fight, but instead tells us what the strengths are of both Hill and Andrade.

Main Card – FS1

(7) Jessica Andrade #6 (15-5) vs. Angela Hill (6-2) – Strawweight 115 lbs.

ROUND ONE: Hill refuses to touch gloves. Hill stays on the outside, not wanting to close distance. Hill goes to kicks early. Andrade crashes forward and lands a big right hand. Andrade unloads in the clinch and stuns Hill. Hill goes back to her jab. Andrade closes distance and lands. Hill gets out. Hill circling to the left. Andrade closes distance and lands big shots. Hill lands a few knees and circles out. Andrade working the body hard. Andrade with a combination. Hill showing an excellent chin. Hill goes with a kick to the body. Combination for Andrade. Hill circles out. Andrade cuts off the cage and continues to land. She chases Hill across the cage as the round ends.

10-9 Andrade. I don’t see this fight going past the second round. Andrade is doing serious damage.

ROUND TWO: Andrade extends her hand and Hill refuses again. Leg kick for Andrade. Hill returns the favor. Andrade goes to the body and then the head. Andrade ties Hill up against the cage. Hill lands a big knee that Andrade just walks through. Andrade is relentless. She continue to press forward. Hill’s cardio is in great shape. Andrade lands big shots against the fence. Hill defends and circles out. Hill with a front kick. Hill follows with a knee and then a nice right hand. Another knee for Hill who then eats a combination. Andrade scores a single leg takedown. She takes the back and looks for  a RNC. Hill gets out and works to her feet. Andrade picks Hill up and slams her down. Hill lands elbows from  underneath. as the round ends.

10-9 Andrade. Well, we go to the third much to my dismay.

ROUND THREE: Angela Hill can take some punishment. Hill misses with a jab. Both fighters throwing haymakers with not mush landing. Hill doesn’t press her luck and circles away. Nice jab from Hill. Andrade goes to the body and follows with a nice left hook. Andrade just doesn’t respect the power of Hill and is just walking through her offense. Andrade pounding away at Hill’s mid section. Nice jab from Hill. Huge left hand rocks Hill. Hill throws kicks in response. Andrade lands a right. Hill sticks a jab. Andrade closes the distance again and lands big shots. I honestly don’t know how Angela is still standing. Andrade landing at will. Hill tries firing back but there is nothing on her punches. Andrade goes to the body as the round ends.

10-9 Andrade

Result: Andrade by UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Grocke’s Viewpoint: Excellent display of sportsmanship as both fighters embrace at the end of the fight. But sweet Jesus can Angela Hill take a beating. Andrade threw everything but the kitchen sink at her but couldn’t put her away. Huge heart displayed by Hill. Jessica Andrade looked like a beast out there. In the post fight interview Andrade says she’s the uncrowned Invicta champion and now she’s coming for the UFC championship. 

They showed Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko in the crowd.

(8) Anthony Hamilton (15-6) vs. Marcel Fortuna (8-1) – Heavyweight 265 lbs.

ROUND ONE: Big size advantage for Hamilton. They clinch and Hamilton lands an uppercut. Hamilton closes distance and Fortuna lands a nice knee to the body. Hamilton tries to clinch but Fortuna pushes away. Hamilton lands a nice right. Herb Dean stops the fight so the doctor can check the right eye of Fortuna. Replays show it was from an accidental head butt. Fortuna with an inside leg kick and Hamilton responds with a right over the top. Fortuna lands a big right that buckles Hamilton. They clinch and Foruna pushes him away. Back to center. Fortuna lands a big combination that drops Hamilton. Fortuna doesn’t even follow the punch up. He just walks away with his hand raised in the air as Herb Dean jumps in to cover Hamilton who is lies in crumbled heap on the mat.

Result: Fortuna by KO (3:10 of Round 1)

Grocke’s Viewpoint: Welcome to the UFC Marcel Fortuna. Now that’s the way to debut. Wow, Fortuna weighed in at 210. He said he’s going back down to 205. The first thing that hit the mat when Hamilton crumbled to the mat was his head. He was out. Impressive win for Fortuna.

They showed Derrick Lewis in the crowd.

A video package aired of Anderson Silva and Derek Brunson showing various knockouts with Joe Rogan narrating.

(9) Ovince Saint Preux #10 (19-9) vs. Volkan Oezdemir (12-1) – Light Heavyweight 205 lbs.

ROUND ONE: Leg kick to open for Oezdemir. Oezdemir comes out aggressively. He lands more kicks. Oezdemir clinches but Saint Preux gets out. Back to center. Oezdemir Throws and misses two head kicks. Oezdemir eats a big left. Oezdemir lands an overhand right. Oezdemir comes back witha leg kick. Leg kick for Saint Preux. Oezdemir runs Saint Preux to the fence looking for a takedown, but OSP defends it. Back to center. They trade punches. OSP lands a nice combination that backs Oezdemir away. Inside leg kick for Oezdemir. OSP goes to the head with a kick. Oezdemir with a flurry and follows witha kick. Oezdemir runs OSP to the fence and clinches as the round ends.

10-9 Oezdemir

ROUND TWO: Oezdemir tries for a head kick that’s blocked. Oezdemir lands a right. OSP shoots and scores the takedown. Oezdemir gets to his feet immediately. Back to center. OSP lands a jab and fololws with a right. Oezdemir with a leg kick. OSP lands a jab. OPS lands an uppercut and follows with two left hands. Oezdemir with a leg kick. Oezdemir seems to be slowing down. Oezdemir goes to the body with a kick. Nice left for Oezdemir. They trade left hooks. Uppercut for OSP. Both fighters land punches. Oezdemir follows witha punch to the body. They stand center octagon as the round ends.

10-9 Oezemir

ROUND THREE: Oezdemir comes out aggressively throwing punches. OSP shoots and is stuffed. He lands a knee to the body as they break. Back to center. OSP partially lands a head kick. Left lands for Oezdemir. The action has slowed considerably. OSP lands a big right hand. A combination for OSP. Oezdemir responds with a left. A left hand lands for OSP, but not much force behind these punches. The crowd is getting restless. Both fighters are clearly gassed. Oezdemir lands a left hand. Nice counter right for OSP. OSP goes to the body. Saint Preux forcing the issue. Ozedemir lands a big knee. OSP comes back and rocks Oezdemir with a big right hand. OSP starts to pour it on as Oezdemir has nothing left in the tank. OSP landing big shots. The round ends with Oezdemir in big trouble.

10-9 Saint Preux

Result: Oezdemir by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Grocke’s Viewpoint: I agree with the decision. A huge win for Oezdemir. If the fight was ten seconds longer OSP gets the stoppage, but a hell of a debut for Volkan. As for Saint Preux, he’s at a crossroads. He’s lost four out of his last five fights and just hasn’t looked good. He’ll certainly drop out of the top 10 after this loss and quite possibly find himself off of main cards going forward. A Disappointing performance.

(10) James Vick (9-1) vs. Abel Trujillo (15-6, 1 NC) – Lightweight 155 lbs.

ROUND ONE: Trujillo take the center of the octagon. An extended feeling out process as the fight begins. Jab misses for Vick. He misses with an uppercut. Trujillo blocks a head kick. Trujillo tries to cut the cage off, he shoots and scores the takedown. Vick in full guard. Vick works back to his feet. Vick clinches against the fence. Trujillo spins out. Back to center. Trujillo misses a wild right hand. Vick throws a combination and follows with a nice kick to the body. Big right lands for Vick. Trujillo clinches but gets caught in a choke as the round ends.

10-9 Vick

ROUND TWO: Vick circles away from Trujillo’s right hand. Nice left hook for Trujillo. Front kick for Vick and follows with a jab. Trujillo lands a big right hand. He follows with a left hook that lands. Vick sticks the jab. Another jab. Trujillo shoots but is stuffed. Back to center. Side kick misses for Vick. Trujillo presses forward and lands a left hand. Vick lands a nice knee, runs Trujillo to the fence and gets the takedown. Vick has a choke locked in. Trujillo is fighting it off. Vick stays commited to the choke. Trujillo slips out but is still on bottom. Vick sinks another choke in. Trujillo is up and out. The round ends.

10-9 Vick

ROUND THREE: Huge knee for Vick to start the round. Trujillo is hurt. Trujillo starts throwing haymakers. Trujillo shoots but gets caught in another choke. Trujillo taps.

Result: Vick by submission (0:49 of Round 3 – D’Arce Choke) 

Grocke’s Viewpoint: That was a very impressive performance from James Vick. He beat Trujillo both on the feet and the ground which I did not expect. Congrats to Vick on a big win. 

They show Shaquille O’Neal get put into a choke hold by Amanda Nunes and follow that up with a shot of Anthony “Rumble” Johnson.

A video package airs of Alexa Grasso and Felice Herrig talking about their fight.

(11) Alexa Grasso (9-0) vs. Felice Herrig (11-6) – Strawweight 115 lbs.

ROUND ONE: Both fighters looking to establish their jab. They trade punches. Herrig throws a kick and follows with a left. Grasso goes for a head kick but slips and Herrig looks to take advantage but gets caught in a heel hook. Excellent defense from Herrig and she’s out. They scramble and both fighters back to their feet. Herrig lands a right. They both whiff on kicks. Inside leg kick for Herrig. Both fighters seem content to fight from distance. Right hand lands for Herrig. Grasso misses with a spinning head kick. They trade punches. Herrig witha kick to the body. They trade punches. Inside leg kick lands for Grasso. Right lands for Grasso. They start trading punches center cage as the round ends.

10-9 Grasso but a very close round.

ROUND TWO: They trade jabs. Herrig lands a big right hand that gets Grasso’s attention. Herrig lands a stiff jab. Herrig has been the more active fighter. Grasso lands s right over the top. Herrig throws two right hands and follows with kick to the body. Grasso is just sitting back waiting for the counter. Herrig lands to the body and follows with a nice right hand. Grasso lands a leg kick. Herrig with a jab. Grasso not moving her head very well. Herrig lands an overhand right. They trade jabs. Leg kick for Herrig. They trade more jabs. Herig lands a nice combination. Grasso lands a left. She follows with a kick. They clinch and Herrig takes Grasso down as the horn sounds.

10-9 Herrig

ROUND THREE: Herrig goes to the body with a kick. Both fighters land punches. Herrig working her jab. Herrig shoots and scores a takedown. She’s in full mount. Grasso bucks her off and they are back to center octagon. Grasso lands a nice right hand. Grasso with a combination. They trade kicks. Herrig two for two on takedowns. Grasso lands a leg kick. Both fighters look fresh. Herrig goes to clinch but gives up on it and misses a wild right hook. She sticks Grasso with a nice jab. Grasso trying to close distance. She goes to the body with a kick. They clinch but Herrig spins out. Grasso landing more frequently in this round. Grasso lands a stiff jab. They throw hands with ten seconds left, with both fighters landing. That’s it, we go to the judge’s scorecards.

10-9 Grasso

Result: Herrig by UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Grocke’s Viewpoint: I don’t disagree with the decision. The first round was very close and could’ve gone either way. I thought Grasso definitely won the last round so I’m a bit miffed at the 30-27 scorecard. Regardless this is a huge win for Felice Herrig and she finds herself back in the mix in the strawweight division. Grasso looked tentative tonight and didn’t look comfortable at all. She’ll learn from this fight and come back a better fighter. In the post-fight interview Herrig calls out Michelle Waterson and Paige Van Zant. Nice!

A final video package hyping Bermudez vs. Jung airs with Joe Rogan talking about the strengths of each fighter.

“Zombie” by the Cranberries fills the arena. I forgot how much I like that song. That’s going on my Spotify play list, stat.

(12) Dennis Bermudez (17-5) vs. Chan Sung Jung (13-4) – Featherweight 145 lbs.

ROUND ONE: Jung takes the center of the octagon. Jung avoids the takedown and lands a nice counter. They trade jabs. Bermudez lands a knee on the break. Bermudez lands a huge left. Jung clinches but Bermudez pushes off. Bermudez landing shots. Bermudez shoots but is stuffed. Overhand right lands for Bermudez. A short uppercut lands flush for Jung and Bermudez goes down. Jung swarms and lands reigns down heavy right hands, Bermudez looks to be out and Herb Dean rushes in and calls an end to the fight.

Result: The Korean Zombie by TKO (2:49 of Round 1) 

Grocke’s Viewpoint: What?!? Wow! Jung looked great. He got rocked early, but recovered and never looked back. His takedown defense was stellar and he still possesses his knockout power. They showed his wife crying in the stands. This was the first time she got to see her husband fight in the octagon. In the post fight interview Jung mentions the situation in his homeland of Korea not being great. He says morale is low, but he just wanted to wish his country to be strong and to live in harmony. After hearing this and what he said in his sit-down interview with Brian Stann, I have huge respect for this man. It was good to see him back and I can’t wait to see him in the octagon again.

That’ll do it for me, thanks for joining me tonight. Follow me on Twitter @FightChampBlog





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