Dennis Bermudez is in preparation to headline his first event UFC event this weekend when he faces Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight Night 104. Bermudez, who has won nine fights under the UFC banner, believes a tenth win should put him in line for an interim featherweight title shot.
“After picking up a win here, realistically I would like to fight Max Holloway,” Bermudez told MMA Junkie. “I’ve got a win over him, and he’s got the interim belt, man. That’s the reason why I signed up to be in the UFC, is to be a world champion.”
Jung hasn’t been seen in the UFC for over two years time due to military service, but that hasn’t stopped Bermudez from preparing for the best the “Korean Zombie” has to offer.
“Our strategy was we just looked at his most recent fights, and we’re just getting prepared for him to have not skipped a beat,” Bermudez said. “We’re ready for the best ‘Korean Zombie.’ We want to fight the best ‘Korean Zombie.’ In my head, I think he’s probably a top-five guy. He was in the top five when he left for military leave. So I think a win over him probably moves me up the ranks a little bit, and I don’t think about losing.”
UFC Fight Night 104 takes place on Saturday, February 4 from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas with Dennis Bermudez and Chan Sung Jung headlining.