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Dennis Bermudez, a mixed martial artist from Massapequa, (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Dennis Bermudez, a mixed martial artist from Massapequa, during a training session at Long Island MMA in Lindenhurst. He is a contestant on Season 14 of "The Ultimate Fighter." (Sept. 22, 2011)

Dennis Bermudez

Dennis Bermudez, who trains at Long Island MMA in Lindenhurst, reached the final on Season 14 of "The Ultimate Fighter" and fights at featherweight in the UFC.

Dennis Bermudez celebrates his tap-out win against Tom
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Dennis Bermudez celebrates his tap-out win against Tom Hayden in their middleweight bout during UFC 150 in Denver. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Dennis Bermudez flips to celebrate his tap-out win
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Dennis Bermudez flips to celebrate his tap-out win against Tom Hayden in their middleweight bout at UFC 150 in Denver. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Dennis Bermudez, top, and Tom Hayden fight in
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Dennis Bermudez, top, and Tom Hayden fight in their middleweight bout during UFC 150 in Denver, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. Bermudez won by tap out in the first round. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Dennis Bermudez, bottom, and Tom Hayden fight in
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Dennis Bermudez, bottom, and Tom Hayden fight in their middleweight bout during UFC 150 in Denver, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. Bermudez won by tap out in the first round. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Dennis Bermudez, left, and Tom Hayden fight in
(Credit: AP Photo Jack Dempsey)

Dennis Bermudez, left, and Tom Hayden fight in their middleweight bout during UFC 150 in Denver, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. Bermudez won by tap out in the first round. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Dennis Bermudez of Massapequa beat Pablo Garza by
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Dennis Bermudez of Massapequa beat Pablo Garza by unanimous decision in their featherweight bout at UFC on Fox 3 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. (May 5, 2012)

Dennis Bermudez of Massapequa, beat Pablo Garza by
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Dennis Bermudez of Massapequa, beat Pablo Garza by unanimous decision in a featherweight bout at UFC on Fox 3 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. (May 5, 2012)

Dennis Bermudez of Massapequa, right, works against Pablo
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Dennis Bermudez of Massapequa, right, works against Pablo Garza during their featherweight bout at UFC on Fox 3 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. Bermudez won by unanimous decision. (May 5, 2012)

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Dennis Bermudez of Massapequa works against Pablo Garza
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Dennis Bermudez of Massapequa works against Pablo Garza during their featherweight bout at UFC on Fox 3 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. Bermudez won by unanimous decision. (May 5, 2012)

Dennis Bermudez, a mixed martial artist from Massapequa,
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Dennis Bermudez, a mixed martial artist from Massapequa, during a training session at Long Island MMA in Lindenhurst. He is a contestant on Season 14 of "The Ultimate Fighter." (Sept. 22, 2011)

Dennis Bermudez, right, trains with Ryan LaFlare at
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Dennis Bermudez, right, trains with Ryan LaFlare at Long Island MMA in Lindenhurst. Bermudez is a contestant on Season 14 of "The Ultimate Fighter." (Sept. 22, 2011)

Dennis Bermudez (center), a mixed martial artist from
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Dennis Bermudez (center), a mixed martial artist from Massapequa, during a training session at Long Island MMA in Lindenhurst. He is a contestant on Season 14 of "The Ultimate Fighter." (Sept. 22, 2011)

Dennis Bermudez, a mixed martial artist from Massapequa,
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Dennis Bermudez, a mixed martial artist from Massapequa, flexes for the camera after a training session at Long Island MMA in Lindenhurst. He is a contestant on Season 14 of "The Ultimate Fighter." (Sept. 22, 2011)

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Dennis Bermudez, a mixed martial artist from Massapequa,
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Dennis Bermudez, a mixed martial artist from Massapequa, trains in the cage at Long Island MMA in Lindenhurst. He is a contestant on Season 14 of "The Ultimate Fighter." (Sept. 22, 2011)

Dennis Bermudez, a mixed martial artist from Massapequa,
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Dennis Bermudez, a mixed martial artist from Massapequa, throws Ryan Needle during a training session at Long Island MMA in Lindenhurst. He is a contestant on Season 14 of "The Ultimate Fighter." (Sept. 22, 2011)

Dennis Bermudez, a mixed martial artist from Massapequa,
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Dennis Bermudez, a mixed martial artist from Massapequa, leaps in the air before landing on a training bag at Long Island MMA in Lindenhurst. He is a contestant on Season 14 of "The Ultimate Fighter." (Sept. 22, 2011)

Dennis Bermudez, a mixed martial artist from Massapequa,
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Dennis Bermudez, a mixed martial artist from Massapequa, is stretched by his strength and conditioning coach Rob Labiento while training. He is a contestant on Season 14 of "The Ultimate Fighter." (Sept. 22, 2011)

Dennis Bermudez, a mixed martial artist from Massapequa,
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Dennis Bermudez, a mixed martial artist from Massapequa, during a training session at Long Island MMA in Lindenhurst. He is a contestant on Season 14 of "The Ultimate Fighter." (Sept. 22, 2011)

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Dennis Bermudez works the bag while training at
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Dennis Bermudez works the bag while training at Long Island Mixed Martial and Fitness Center in Lindenhurst. (Sept. 22, 2011)

Dennis Bermudez, a mixed martial artist from Massapequa,
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Dennis Bermudez, a mixed martial artist from Massapequa, during a training session at Long Island MMA in Lindenhurst. He is a contestant on Season 14 of "The Ultimate Fighter." (Sept. 22, 2011)

Dennis Bermudez, a mixed martial artist from Massapequa,
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Dennis Bermudez, a mixed martial artist from Massapequa, during a training session at Long Island MMA in Lindenhurst. He is a contestant on Season 14 of "The Ultimate Fighter." (Sept. 22, 2011)

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