In a classic battle of youth versus experience, unbeaten featherweight Manny Bermudez faces off against the veteran Saul Almeida at CES MMA 39 on November 4 at Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth, Mass.
For Bermudez, a 22-year-old Abington, Mass., product who brings a 7-0 record into battle, it doesn’t matter that Almeida has 25 fights, along with eight pro boxing bouts, under his belt when he enters the cage.
“I don’t care who Saul is or what he’s done,” the two-time CES MMA fighter offered. “This is my time. I’m unbeaten for a reason, and nobody is going to stand in my way or break my streak.”
Almeida, fighting out of Framingham, Mass., by way of Brazil, began training in karate when he was eight and made his pro MMA debut in 2008. When asked about the undefeated Bermudez, the man fans call “The Spider” shrugged off the question.
“He’s just another guy. I’ve fought some of the best fighters in the sport. I don’t see him hanging with some of the guys I’ve beaten,” matter-of-factly stated the eight-time CES MMA vet. “I’m going to show up on Fight Night, and Manny will be just another opponent in my win column.”
CES MMA 39
November 4 | Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth, Mass. | AXS TV Fights
Middleweight: Chuck O’Neil vs. Wilfredo Santiago
Featherweight: Peter Barrett vs. Jeremy Davis
Featherweight: Saul Almeida vs. Manny Bermudez
Welterweight: Bobby Flynn vs. Micah Terrill
Flyweight: Remo Cardarelli vs. Josh Ricci