Top Prospect Manny Bermudez Signs With UFC – Draws Albert Morales
It’s almost here. The long-awaited UFC debut of top bantamweight prospect Manny Bermudez (11-0 MMA) is one step closer. The UFC just announced that the undefeated Bermudez has officially signed with the UFC and will debut at UFC on FOX 28 on February 24, in Orlando, Florida.
— Nolan King (@mma_kings) February 5, 2018
Bermudez is the owner of eight submission victories, and has picked up a technical knockout win as well. Out of those nine finishes, all of them have come in the very first round. The 22-year-old has gained a loyal following of fight fans, and he joined their calls for him to enter the UFC after his latest victory in NSFW fashion.
"Dana White, you better sign me up, and you better sign me up quick, because I'm hurtin' these little guys." – Manny Bermudez #CageTitans37
— FloCombat (@FloCombat) January 28, 2018
The Cage Titans veteran draws Albert “The Warrior” Morales (7-3-1 MMA, 1-3-1 UFC) in what should be an exciting contest at 135 pounds.
While Morales has struggled inside the Octagon, he has faced a tough group of opponents. In his UFC debut, Morales fought to a draw with Mexico’s Alejandro Perez, who has won four of his last five. A TKO loss to the ranked Thomas Almeida kept Morales winless, but Morales quickly bounced back with a victory over Andre Soukhamthath.
Since then, two unanimous decision losses to ranked contender Brett Johns and Dana White’s Contender Series winner Benito Lopez have blunted the momentum of “The Warrior”. He’ll look to get back on track against Bermudez with hopes of spoiling the hyped debut of the Massachusetts native.
Fans should expect a great fight from the highly-touted Manny Bermudez and an always game Albert Morales. It will be an interesting clash of young talent in the bantamweight division, pitting Bermudez’s impressive winning streak against the experience of Morales.
The UFC on FOX 28 card, as it now stands, is as follows:
- Josh Emmett vs. Jeremy Stephens
- Jessica Andrade vs. Tecia Torres
- Ovince St. Preux vs. Ilir Latifi
- Mike Perry vs. Max Griffin
- Renan Barão vs. Brian Kelleher
- Sara McMann vs. Marion Reneau
- Angela Hill vs. Maryna Moroz
- Ben Saunders vs. Alan Jouban
- Gilbert Burns vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier
- Sam Alvey vs. Marcín Prachnio
- Rani Yahya vs. Russell Doane
- Eric Shelton vs. Alex Perez
- Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Aleksandar Rakic
- Manny Bermudez vs. Albert Morales