Newark, New Jersey: Alex Caceres showcases his full range of creative striking, securing the unanimous decision victory over Masio Fullen.
UFC on Fox 18 was held on January 30, 2016 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Alex Caceres vs. Masio Fullen took place on the preliminary card which aired on Fox Sports 1.
Alex opens up with some kicks to establish distance. He looks incredibly loose, as we’ve become accustumed to throughout his career. The bounciness creates for some very unpredictable, explosive striking opportunities and Masio will need to watch out for those unorthodox entries. Masio is starting to string together some sharp combinations with two minutes left, but so far, it’s been Alex who’s been landing most accurately.
And Alex looks to have rocked him with a tornado kick and a follow-up hook. Masio recovers, but Alex secures the first and should have a clear 10-9 lead heading into round two.
MMA Mad scores the first round 10-9 Caceres.
Masio looks to have made some slight adjustments between rounds. It looks to be closing distance more effectively, thwarting the ranginess of Caceres. But as the round continues, he falls back into the same old habits. The second round finishes much like the first.
The most notable difference is the head movement of Caceres. He’s slipping the striking of Masio and using the opportunities to implement some counter-striking. He should have a comfortable 20-18 lead after two.
MMA Mad scores the second round 10-9 Caceres (20-18 Caceres)
The momentum has been pretty consistent throughout this fight. Caceres continues to be the looser fighter out there. He’s landing with more accuracy and clearly controlling the pace of this one. He’s been the aggressor throughout the fight as well.
Caceres really put on a great performance out there. No near-finishes, but it was really a showcase of his creative striking and should do wonders in the way of moving him back up the rankings. The round ends with a flurry from both guys, but once again, it’s Alex whos getting the best of it. Great show!
MMA Mad scores the third round 10-9 Caceres (30-27 Caceres)
Official Result: Alex Caceres def. Masio Fullen via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
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