Preliminary Card | Bantamweight · 135 lbs | MMA
Alex Caceres defeats Motonobu Tezuka via 3 Round Decision
|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)|
|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
Caceres vs. Tezuka Wiki Update Wiki
Round 1After 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 2The 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 3Barely 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.