A featherweight contest has been added to UFC Fight Night 82 as Dennis Bermudez will face off against Tatsuya Kawajiri in a featherweight contest. UFC officials recently announced the matchup.
UFC Fight Night 82 will be held on February 21, 2016 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Bermudez (14-5 MMA) is currently riding a two fight losing streak. Back-to-back lossed to Ricardo Lamas at UFC 180 and Jeremy Stephen’s at UFC 189 has the #8 ranked featherweight in desperate need of win. Bermudez was expected to face Maximo Blanco on January 17, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 81. However, Bermudez pulled out of the fight in early December citing injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Luke Sanders. Following a quick recovery, Bermudez was rebooked for this card.
Kawajiri (35–8–2 MMA) is riding a nice two fight winning streak into the fight with Bermudez. Two unanimous decision wins over Denis Siver and late replacement Jason Knight currenlty has Kawajiri at 8-1 overall in his past nine appearances.
With the addition to the lineup, UFC Fight Night 82 now includes:
Donald Cerrone vs. Tim Means
Derek Brunson vs. Roan Carneiro
Cody Garbrandt vs. John Lineker
Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Brandon Thatch
Dennis Bermudez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
Shane Campbell vs. James Krause
Alex Garcia vs. Sean Strickland
Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Marion Reneau
Chris Camozzi vs. Joe Riggs
Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Daniel Sarafian
Trevor Smith vs. Leonardo Augusto Guimaraes
Sarah Moras vs. Lauren Murphy
Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Anthony Hamilton
Bryan Barberena vs. Jonavin Webb