If there was any confusion over where Dennis Bermudez ranks in the featherweight division, the surging contender validated his status as a top-10 featherweight.
Not only did he continue his winning streak, which currently sits at seven in a row, but he did so in front of a national television audience. He also added a win over a well-known fighter, something that had been missing on his resume during his UFC tenure.
Bermudez thwarted Clay Guida's takedown attempts throughout the fight at UFC on Fox 12 on Saturday. He capped off his performance with a second-round submission victory, becoming only the third man in UFC history to beat Guida by submission.
After the victory, Bermudez called for a title shot in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, but he'll likely need at least one more decisive victory before that happens. Any of the following fights would make a lot of sense for him to take in his next outing to continue his rise to the top.