Report: Alex Caceres Looking to Prove Doubters Wrong, Once Again, Versus Urijah Faber
By FCF Staff
Alex Caceres has locked up a bout with Urijah Faber as he hoped, but the bantamweight understands he’ll be a considerable underdog when the two square off at UFC 175.
Not long ago, Cacares made headlines by respectfully calling for a fight with Faber, and the #1 contender was happy to oblige. The fighter, who is also known as “Bruce Leeroy”, recently had this to say about his underdog status on The MMA Hour.
“They said that about every opponent going into the fight,” Caceres said. “Every person I went to fight, including Sergio Pettis, it was always I was going down in the first round like a crazy knockout, this guy’s going to get beat the shit out of … I hear that all the time, and its fine. They’re fans of the other guys, and maybe they’re not fans of me. Maybe because I’m relaxed and I smile all the time, they think I’m fragile. But my opponents say otherwise. The ones who were supposed to knock me out in the first round, didn’t.”
Caceres (10-5) has gone undefeated in five straight fights and is currently ranked #13 in the UFC’s 135 division.
Faber (30-7) is coming off a stoppage loss to now former champ Renan Barao, after winning four straight.
The July 5th, UFC 175 card will be hosted by the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.