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26 Jan 2018 by TSZ

MMA Preview – Dennis Bermudez vs Andre Fili at UFC on Fox 27

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Date: Sunday 28th January, 1am (UK)

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Venue: Spectrum Center

Dennis Bermudez is desperate to avoid a third straight defeat after a brutal knockout delivered by Chan Sung Jung and narrowly losing a decision to Darren Elkins in his last fight. After getting to the finale of The Ultimate Fighter 14 all the way back in 2011, we have seen Bermudez mature into an exceptionally well-rounded fighter but he is struggling to find his form inside the octagon.

For a chance of getting back into the win column he has been handed Andre Fili who, since joining the UFC, has struggled to form any consistency of his own. Arriving with a record of 12-1, the Hawaiian has been unable to string two wins together and will have to be at his best to make Bermudez that illusive second consecutive win on his UFC record.

Fili boasts a significant reach advantage which will be crucial in keeping the distance. Bermudez is most destructive in the pocket with the threat of knockout power and explosive takedowns. Success for either fighter will depend on the navigation of the reach.

See below for the statistical breakdown:

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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