Caceres Has Now Won Two Fights in a Row

Published on January 27th, 2014 6:19 pm EST

During his appearance on The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs Team Koscheck, Alex Caceres rubbed many people (fellow fights, MMA fans) the wrong way.

Caceres came across during the show as being very cocky and full of himself - as a matter of fact, Caceres had the tendency to fight with a wide grin across his face.

After losing his first two UFC fights (to Mackens Semerzier and Jimy Hettes), many people figured that Caceres would go the way of many former TUF alumni and just disappear, relegated to the smaller promotions that exist all over the world. However, Caceres made the wise decision to move to Bantamweight and was able to notch a win over Cole Escovedo.

Following the Escovedo fight, Caceres dropped a split decision to Edwin Figueroa but was the victim of a controversial two point deduction during the fight. Many people felt as though Caceres deserved to win that fight. After that, wins over Damacio Page and Motonobu Tezuka.

At UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs Stann, Caceres seemingly continued his winning streak over defeating Kyung Ho Kang via split decision. However, that decision was subsequently overturned after Caceres tested positive for marijuana.

Since that setback, Caceres has been able to notch wins over Roland Delorme and Sergio Pettis. In the fact against Pettis, Caceres was able to secure himself two bonuses and significantly increase his stock in the Bantamweight division.

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Despite already having fought 9 times in the Octagon, Caceres is just 25 years of age. "Bruce Leeroy" seems to have a newfound maturity, and it will be interesting to see if he can continue to build on his momentum as he starts to hit the upper tier of the Bantamweight division.


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