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Fighter on Fighter: Breaking down UFC Fight Night 92’s Alex Caceres

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Fighter on Fighter: Breaking down UFC Fight Night 92s Alex Caceres

MMAmania.com resident fighter analyst — and aspiring professional fighter — Andrew Richardson breaks down the mixed martial arts (MMA) game of UFC Fight Night 92’s Alex Caceres, who will look to upset his opponent this Saturday (Aug. 6, 2016) inside Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Aggressive kickboxer and submission fighter, Alex Caceres, is set to battle with rising star, Yair Rodriguez, this Saturday (Aug. 6, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 92 inside Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Caceres has had some major ups-and-downs in his UFC career. Despite losing his first two UFC fights — and three of his first four — Caceres was kept around mostly because of his reputation on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 12 as a flashy fighter. However, Caceres then proved he was a quality Bantamweight by winning five straight. Just as he seemed to be turning things around, Caceres dropped a trio of tough bouts and relocated to the Featherweight division. Since then, “Bruce Leeroy” has won a pair of bouts and will now take a significant leap in competition.

Let’s take a closer look at this skill set:

Striking

Caceres has also been an athletic striker with some crazy kicks and a funky stance. In the beginning of his career, that’s about all he was. However, he has shown consistent improvement since the start of his UFC career, and working under John Crouch at the MMA Lab recently in particular has had a dramatic effect on his game.

Caceres’ creativity is definitely still a strength. However, rather than randomly flicking up spinning kicks or throwing double punches without any rhyme or reason, Caceres is now using his quickness and unpredictability to either set up hard punches or after he’s already gained a dominant angle.

For a Southpaw, Caceres makes solid use of ….View full article

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