Ajax loader

Completed MMA Bout

Alex Caceres vs. Motonobu Tezuka

Preliminary Card | Bantamweight · 135 lbs | MMA

Alex Caceres defeats Motonobu Tezuka via 3 Round Decision

Alex "Bruce Leroy" Caceres
Motonobu Tezuka

Round 3

7-5-0   Pro Record At Fight   19-4-4
Climbed to 8-5   Record After Fight   Fell to 19-5
-225 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +195 (Moderate Underdog)
Us United States   Nationality   Jp Japan
Miami, Florida   Fighting out of   Osaka, Japan
24 years, 4 months   Age at Fight   25 years, 2 months, 5 days
136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs)
5'10" (178cm)   Height   5'7" (170cm)
73.5" (187cm)   Reach   66.5" (169cm)
MMA Lab   Gym   Cobra Kai MMA Dojo
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC on FUEL TV 6: Franklin vs. Le
  • Date: Saturday 11.10.2012 at 09:00 AM ET
  • Referee: Marc Goddard
  • Venue: CotaiArena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Macau, China
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 3 of 9)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Jon Anik, Kenny Florian
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Jon Anik
  • Caceres Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Tezuka Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Event Links:

Caceres vs. Tezuka Wiki Update Wiki

Tezuka came in to the fight in a mask and a large bead necklace this was Tezuka's first UFC fight.

Round 1

After a brief feeling-out period, Tezuka kept control on top with a solid takedown until the referee stood the fighters. Caceres came back in the second half of the round, taking Tezuka's back and putting him on the defensive with ground and pound.

Round 2

The second round saw both fighters have some success on the feet, with Tezuka securing another takedown only to be reversed by Caceres. Both fighters threatened with submission attempts but Tezuka's pace slowed toward the end of the round.

Round 3

Barely attempting much in the way of offense in the third, Tezuka virtually gave the fight away to Caceres by allowing "Bruce Leroy" to dictate the pace with his jab, avoid half-hearted takedown attempts, and do some damage to Tezuka's left eye with a steady tempo of right-hand punches.

The judges scored the bout 29-28 Tezuka, 30-27 Caceres, and 30-27 Caceres, giving him the Split Decision victory. 

Last updated 02.13.2013, 3:58 AM ET
Wiki Contributors:

Caceres vs. Tezuka Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 767  
  • MMA Weekly : Emmanuel Sanchez is hungry for greatness heading into Bellator 218 main event
  • MMA Junkie : USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie MMA rankings, March 19: Leon Edwards positioned for big fight
  • MMA Junkie : UFC on ESPN+ 6 breakdown: Why Stephen Thompson will be too much for Anthony Pettis
  • MMAFighting.com : Donald Cerrone vs. Al Iaquinta targeted to headline UFC Ottawa
  • MMA Junkie : KSW 47 open workout video highlights, including Pudzianowski, Ishii and more
  • MMA Weekly : Take a look at Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson’s best UFC fights
  • MMAFighting.com : Ryan Scope vs. Derek Campos announced for Bellator Birmingham co-main event
  • MMA Junkie : Watch MMA Junkie Radio here (8 p.m. ET) with Mike Brown, Marlon Vera, Angela Hill
  • UFC.com : Anthony Pettis: The World Has To See This
  • MMA Junkie : Donald Cerrone vs. Al Iaquinta targeted for UFC on ESPN+ 8
  • MMA Weekly : Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone vs. Al Iaquinta expected to headline UFC’s return to Ottawa
  • MMA Weekly : Did Jorge Masvidal assault Leon Edwards? Kamaru Usman says ‘it’s tricky’
  • MMAFighting.com : Dana White not putting blame on Masvidal or Edwards for UFC London clash
  • MMA Junkie : After paying in blood his entire career, Michael Bisping is a UFC Hall of Famer
  • MMA Weekly : Conor McGregor questions Joe Rogan’s fight commentary
  • MMA Junkie : Ben Askren: 165-pound UFC title fight vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov checks a lot of boxes
  • MMAFighting.com : Dominick Reyes sees himself ‘one, two’ fights away from Jon Jones
  • MMA Weekly : UFC Events Pick Em Contest: Can Anthony Pettis find his mojo against Stephen Thompson?
  • UFC.com : Five Questions with Maycee Barber
  • MMA Junkie : Daily Debate results: Jorge Masvidal has your attention now, but for the right reason?