Alex Caceres
Bruce Leeroy

USA

Easily dispatches Kevin Croom
FeatherweightUFC
February 27, 2021
Caceres defeated Kevin Croom via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Saturday was Caceres' 24th UFC bout. He's seen in all over the course of his career, and that meant Croom's foolish game plan had no chance for success. Caceres had to do little over the first two rounds -- mostly just fending off the sloppy takedown attempts from Croom that came from almost everywhere. He landed here and there when an opportunity presented itself, but most of Caceres' damage came in Round 3 when Croom was clearly exhausted. Alex had a very deep submission attempt that Croom managed to survive, but the damage was already done in terms of the judges' scorecards. Caceres has almost always come up short when facing better competition, but his current winning streak is now at four.
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Matched against Kevin Croom
FeatherweightUFC
December 28, 2020
Caceres will take on Kevin Croom in a featherweight matchup on Feb. 27, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA.nl reports.
ANALYSIS
Caceres will be looking to extend his current winning streak to four. He won a pair of unanimous decisions before submitting Austin Springer in the first round in August. Croom has fought just once with the UFC, originally being credited with a submission victory over Roosevelt Roberts in just 31 seconds in September before the result was changed to a no contest due to a positive marijuana test.
Runs winning streak to three
FeatherweightUFC
August 29, 2020
Caceres defeated Austin Springer via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:38 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It was an excellent night at the office for Caceres, as he not only picked up the quick win but also walked away with 30 percent of Springer's purse after the latter missed weight by a whopping five pounds Friday. Caceres is one of the most baffling fighters in recent memory. His has all the talent in the world, but his inability to string together impressive performances has long been an issue. To Caceres' credit, he appears to finally be hitting his stride at age 32. "Bruce LeeRoy" has won three straight and four of his last five. Now the challenge will be to keep the good times rolling when the competition level rises.
Fighting heavy opponent
FeatherweightUFC
August 28, 2020
Caceres will take on a heavy Austin Springer on Saturday after Springer checked in five pounds over the featherweight limit.
ANALYSIS
Caceres will collect 30 percent of Springer's purse as a result of the miss, but the fight seems set to go on as scheduled. As of Friday afternoon, Caceres is considered approximately a -175 favorite to win the bout.
New opponent steps in
FeatherweightUFC
August 27, 2020
Caceres will now face the debuting Austin Springer in a featherweight matchup at UFC Vegas 8 on Saturday, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Caceres was originally set to face Giga Chikadze, who had to pull out due to undisclosed reasons. It was subsequently reported that Kevin Croom would be getting the fight, be he too was unable to accept due to what he said were reasons behind his control. In steps Springer, a veteran of both The Ultimate Fighter and Dana White's Contender Series, who even owns a victory over Chikadze from back in 2018. Caceres will have height and reach advantages, in addition to being the younger fighter. It's also worth noting that Springer has appeared just once since that Contender Series win and last fought professionally in October.
New opponent needed again
FeatherweightUFC
August 26, 2020
Caceres will no longer be facing Kevin Croom at Saturday's UFC event in Las Vegas, Marc Raimondi of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Caceres was originally set to face Giga Chikadze, who withdrew early in fight week for undisclosed reasons. Multiple sources reported afterwards that Kevin Croom would be stepping in, and Caceres would have been roughly a (-195) betting favorite for that matchup. Instead, UFC matchmakers will remain in search of a new opponent for Caceres to keep him on this Saturday's card.