One of a sprinkling of debuting fighters at UFC Las Vegas on Saturday night was Sedriques Dumas, paired up with LFA veteran Josh Fremd.
Middleweight “SD” Dumas had won his way into the promotion on Dana White’s Contender Series last year, while Fremd was in search of his first win inside the octagon after starting his UFC run 0-2.
No doubt knowing what an 0-3 start in the promotion could mean, Fremd had all the motivation he needed for this one.
In round one Dumas was landing some leg kicks and a left hand that got the attention of Fremd. Fremd was doing a good job landing some leg kicks as well. Fremd countered Dumas coming in, hurting him, and a takedown from Fremd came easy. Dumas was having success prior to that but got caught slipping. Dumas did get back to his feet and almost got caught in a guillotine on the way up. A right hand got through clean for Fremd and then Dumas was the one going for a takedown. Fremd defended and ended the round with some knees in the clinch.
In round two, both fighters were active with their output mixing it up. Fremd appeared to hurt Dumas with a right hand and then landed a nice hip toss grounding his opponent. Dumas did a nice job getting his hips on the outside to scramble. He made the mistake of trying to jump on the back and fell off. Fremd locked in a guillotine, and that sealed the deal. It didn’t look tight at first but soon enough Dumas tapped.
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Official Result: Josh Fremd def. SD Dumas by submission (guillotine choke), Round 2, 3:00