Dennis Bermudez (16-7) fell short in his bout against Darren Elkins (23-5).

Bermudez and Elkins did battle inside the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The bout served as the co-main event of UFC on FOX 25.

Immediately Bermudez went for a jumping knee. He got in a leg kick. Elkins landed a punch off a clinch break. He then landed a left hand. Bermudez slipped off a high kick. Elkins got a hold of his back. “The Menace” was able to break free.

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Elkins ended up taking his opponent down again and went for a rear-naked choke. Instead, Bermudez powered out. The round ended with Elkins pushing his opponent against the fence.

Bermudez began round two swinging. He threatened with a takedown attempt, but nothing doing. A combination was there for “The Menace.” Bermudez scored a takedown. Elkins got up, but his back was against the fence. He reversed the position. The round ended with Elkins in control.

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The final frame was underway and the two weren’t shy on offense. They tied up in the corner and neither man could get an edge. A left hand was there for Bermudez followed by a right hand. The final horn sounded with Bermudez avoiding a takedown.

Elkins nabbed the split decision victory.

Final Result: Darren Elkins def. Dennis Bermudez via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)