Vincent Cachero
The Anomaly


Drops short-notice debut
August 1, 2020
Cachero lost to Jamall Emmers via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 27-30) at UFC on ESPN+ 31 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Cachero had mild success in the striking game early, but was never able to get his wrestling going and was dominated in the first round. He simply couldn't handle the Thai clinch of Emmers, who landed several devastating knees to the body that Cachero remarkably was able to withstand. If there was any doubt in the eyes of the judges, Cachero was taken down in the final minute of Round 1 to likely seal his fate on the scorecards. He came out swinging in the second round, but it became more evident who the better and more powerful striker was with each passing minute. Cachero displayed an outstanding chin, eating a big uppercut followed by multiple straight rights. Cachero was then taken down and took more punishment on the mat, but got back to his feet for more of the same. He was taken down for a third time in the final minute of Round 2. Cachero was taken down again early in Round 3 and had to fight off a kimura attempt before getting back to his feet. That time on the feet didn't last long, as Emmers took him down again with a minute left and advanced to his back, but was unable to get the finish. While Cachero was dominated here, he was fighting at a higher weight class on short notice, so fans shouldn't look too far into this outcome.
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Cachero is expected to step in for the recently-withdrawn Timur Valiev in a featherweight matchup against Jamall Emmers, Mike Heck of reports.
Cachero had previously been aligned with LFA, where he lost two of his last three fights but was coming off a Round 2 stoppage victory against Marvin Garcia in January. Cachero had previously competed at bantamweight, so he'll be at a relatively large size disadvantage in this featherweright bout against Emmers, who lost his UFC debut to Giga Chikadze in March.