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Fact check: Has UFC Boise's Dennis Bermudez finished every southpaw he's faced?

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BOISE, Idaho – Veteran UFC featherweight Dennis Bermudez doesn’t put too much stock in a three-fight losing streak.

It helps him little to dwell on the past. It’s better to focus on the present, or so his sports psychologist says.

But really, losing back-to-back split decisions, Bermudez (16-8 MMA, 9-6 UFC) ventures he could’ve done the exact same things he did in those two bouts and gotten a different result. A different jurisdiction, different judges? Who knows.

What’s important, obviously, is that Bermudez pulls out of the slide. A $50,000 bonus might be nice for his pocketbook, but getting a win is ultimately more valuable.

So when Bermudez faces Rick Glenn (20-5-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 133, he’ll come out every bit as aggressive as in the past. He’s won’t hold back, and he’ll look for a finish.

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Besides, he said, he’s got a good history against southpaws.

“I think I have a statistic in my own head against lefties, that I finish them,” said Bermudez, who meets Glenn on the FS1-televised main card of the event at CenturyLink Arena in Boise. “Double-check that.”

MMAjunkie checked, and it’s true. Bermudez submitted Tommy Hayden and knocked out Jimy Hettes earlier in his career. Two stoppages in nine wins might not be the a-ha statistic to write home about. But when you’re down, anything helps to get up.

Bermudez also has finished an orthodox fighter in Clay Guida and beaten a half-dozen opponents by unanimous decision. He’s still got a winning record in the octagon. So whether Glenn is a leftie or not, the skills are there. They just need to be put to use.

For more on UFC Fight Night 133, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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