TUF 14 Finale: Diego Brandao armbars Dennis Bermudez to win the Featherweight bracketPosted on December 3, 2011, 09:18 PM by Anton Gurevich
Brazilian prodigy Diego Brandao lived up to the expectations with a memorable Submission victory over Dennis Bermudez in the Featherweight Finale of the 14th Season of The Ultimate Fighter.
Diego Brandao walked out to the music of his hero and the fellow Brazilian, Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva, bringing the same "all-out war" attitude inside the Octagon. Brandao displayed strong striking techniques, but his approach almost cost him dearly after Dennis Bermudez managed to time in his strikes and hurt the Brazilian on several occasion.
Bermudez managed to knock down Brandao with a vicious right hand, as the Brazilian went down flat on his back. However, Brandao was still in the game defending off his back, while Bermudez tried to ground and pound his way to victory. The moment of truth came when Diego Brandao trapped Bermudez's left arm between his legs, resulting in a perfectly executed armbar. Bermudez tapped out immediately.
Diego Brandao improves his MMA record to 14-8, looking as a potential future contender in the UFC Featherweight division. Brandao is still light years behind Jose Aldo, but he definitely shows the signs of developing in a high quality MMA fighter. At the age of 24, sky is the limit for Diego Brandao.