UFC 150: What We Learned from Dennis Bermudez vs. Tommy Hayden

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UFC 150: What We Learned from Dennis Bermudez vs. Tommy Hayden
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 10: (L-R) Opponents Dennis Bermudez and Tom Hayden during the UFC 150 weigh in at Pepsi Center on August 10, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

It was a bit of a rocky performance, but Dennis Bermudez emerges victorious at UFC 150, defeating Tommy Hayden by first-round guillotine choke.

Before snagging the submission, Bermudez got dropped with a knee and nearly submitted when Hayden took the back and went for an armbar. Bermudez was able to slam his way out of the submission.

As Hayden got to his feet, Bermudez locked in a standing guillotine and Hayden was forced to tap.

 

What We'll Remember about This Fight:

The finish.

It was an excellent submission from Bermudez and one that will stick in our minds, as standing-guillotine finishes are not terribly common in MMA.

 

What We Learned about Bermudez:

That he can keep his composure in terrible positions.

Bermudez got rocked big-time by that knee in the first round and then had his back taken and was almost submitted. It was an awful spot, but he managed to bounce back and pull out the win.

 

What We Learned about Hayden:

The UFC might not be the best place for him.

Hayden was an impressive 8-0 coming into the UFC, but has gone 0-2 in the promotion. UFC 150 was Hayden's first foray in the featherweight division, so the UFC may keep him around for one more fight, but it'll be must-win for sure.

 

What's Next for Bermudez:

How about the winner of Marcus Brimage vs. Jimmy Hettes?

 

What's Next for Hayden:

Eiji Mitsuoka makes sense. Both lost at UFC 150 and both are 0-2 in the UFC.

 

Andrew Barr is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report and a stand-up comedian. Check him out on Twitter @AndrewBarr8.

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