Cage Titans 35 streaming live from Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Bantamweight super prospect Manny Bermudez has been steamrolling the competition on the regional scene at an impressive clip in recent years. The buzz Bermudez has created along the way have many in the know believing the 135-pound phenom is within striking distance of receiving a call from one of the top promotions in mixed martial arts.
Yet, in order for Bermudez to keep making positive gains toward his desired goal he needed to face established competition. His bout against Bendy Casimir in the main event at Cage Titans 35 was precisely the showcase he needed.
The far more experienced fighter and WEC veteran has stepped into the cage with some of the top lighter weight fighters in the game, and on Saturday night on FloCombat; it was Bermudez's turn to battle. The undefeated talent wasted zero time getting to work as he planted a huge shot on Casimir from the jump before putting him on the canvas. Shortly after hitting the ground, Bermudez locked in a triangle choke that left Casimir out cold on the canvas.
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It was quick work and an extremely impressive way for Bermudez to make his case to move up to the big leagues.
Manny Bermudez def. Bendy Casimir via submission (triangle) (Round 1)
Frank Sforza def. Jeff Anderson via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 2)
Sean Lally def. Avery McPhatter via unanimous decision
Joe Giannetti def. Keenan Raymond via submission (guillotine) (Round 2)
Johnny Campbell def. Dan Cormier via unanimous decision
Danielle Hindley def. Brianna Smith via submission (Round 1)
Jeff Perez def. Shawn Rall via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 1)
Jimmy Manning def. Fernando Perez via TKO (Round 3)
Bobby Gasdia def. Angelo Richardson via unanimous decision (for amateur WW title)
Jeff Solvilien def. Rob Brown via split decision (for amateur heavyweight title)
Chris O’Brien def. Quentin Harris via submission (arm triangle) (Round 1)
Taylor Thompson def. Stephanie McTighe via TKO (doctor’s stoppage between Rounds 2 & 3)
Mitch Raposo def. Nick Amendola via unanimous decision
Brian Harrington def. Rob Knight via submission (Round 1)
Pat Gilbride def. Rich Szeligowski via submission (armbar) (Round 1)
John Lessard def. Carlos Vespaziano via submission (Round 2)
Jideofor Ojukwu def. Ron Marshall via unanimous decision
Ryan Dunn def. Rondel Clark via TKO (Round 3)