Alex Caceres stayed in this fight, took everything that Urijah Faber had to offer. However, Faber chokes out Caceres at Saturday night’s UFC 175.
Urijah Faber (31-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) has seven knockouts, 18 submissions and 5 decision victories, he has been knocked out three times in his MMA career. In his last four fights he is 3-1. He beat Scott Jorgensen via rear naked choke at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale on Apr / 13 / 2013. He beat Iuri Alcantara via Unanimous Decision at UFC Fight Night – Shogun vs. Sonnen on Aug / 17 / 2013. He then beat Michael McDonald via Guillotine Choke at UFC on Fox 9 – Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 on Dec / 14 / 2013. In his last fight he lost to Renan Barao via 1st Rd TKO at UFC 169 – Barao vs. Faber 2 on Feb / 01 / 2014.
Alex Caceres (10-6 MMA, 5-3 UFC) has 2 knockouts, 5 submissions and 3 decision victories while he has never been knocked out, but has been submitted five times in his MMA career. He made his UFC debut against Jim Hettes on UFC Live 5 – Hardy vs. Lytle on Aug / 14 / 2011 via Rear-Naked Choke. In his last four fights he is 3-0-1. He beat Motonobu Tezuka at UFC on Fuel TV 6 – Franklin vs. Le on Nov / 10 / 2012 via split decision. He failed a drug test against Kyung Ho Kang at UFC on Fuel TV 8 – Silva vs. Stann on Mar / 03 / 2013. He then picked up two wins over Roland Delorme via split decision at UFC 165 – Jones vs. Gustafsson on Sep / 21 / 2013 and then beat Sergio Pettis via Rear-Naked Choke at UFC on Fox 10 – Henderson vs. Thomson on Jan / 25 / 2014.
Here is the Play-by-play from this fight.
Round 1: Fast start, Faber shoots in, but Caceres stops it. Caceres clinches and puts Faber on the fence. However, Faber reverses and puts him on the fence where he lands knees to the body of Caceres. Faber lands a big right hand off a scramble. Faber gets a takedown into full guard. Faber continues to stay in this position, controlling the fight and landing some shots here and there. He stays this way all the way to the bell sounds.
Round 2: Faber with a big overhand right and then a double leg takedown. Caceres get’s to his feet, he throws a kick, but Faber catches it and get’s another takedown. Faber gets his back, puts him on the fence. However, Caceres reverses, but Faber is right there once again where he puts him on the fence. Caceres get’s out and they go back to striking. Caceres with a back kick, he misses a 360 round kick and this leads to Faber clinching once more. Faber get’s a hip toss, but Caceres manages to get right back to his feet. He puts Caceres on the fence, continues to wear down this young kid.
Round 3: Final round! Faber fakes a shoot, but Caceres sees it and lands some strikes. Caceres clinches and puts Faber on the fence. Faber get’s out and takes Caceres down. Faber get’s his back, and chokes out Caceres with a rear naked choke.
Result: Urijah Faber def. Alex Caceres via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 1:09