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UFC On Fox: Alex Caceres Vs. Cole Escovedo

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Escovedo deserves props for walking out to “Zombie” by The Cranberries.

Round 1: They touch gloves and get started, Caceres landing a good front kick. Caceres letting loose some good offense, mostly kicks so far. Caceres with a good straight left. Caceres lands a nice left to the body. Escovedo lands a good counter as Caceres throws a volley. Caceres showing good footwork and a more measured approach than normal. Caceres lands a spinning back fist and then a left hand. They fight from the clinch, Escovedo tries for a takedown but Caceres remains on top, lands two hard punches and backs out. Caceres lands a flashy switch kick. Caceres is getting off frequently and Escovedo is having a hard time finding him on the counters. Caceres with a front kick. Escovedo gets hit low and comes at Caceres angry, knocking him off balance briefly. Caceres recovers and fires back.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Caceres

Round 2: Caceres looking to keep the momentum going his way, coming after Escovedo with a body kick and a nice multi-punch combination. Escovedo seems frustrated by Caceres’ varied attack. Caceres going to the body and head. Escovedo with a pair of kicks, but he eats two punches to the body and one to the head right after. Escovedo pulls guard, but Caceres gets to his feet. Caceres puts together a three-piece that backs Escovedo up. Escovedo tries for a sub standing, but Caceres easily shucks him off. Caceres throws a Superman punch and an elbow. Caceres takes a leg kick. Caceres sticks two jabs, then a good one-two. Caceres starting to turn it up, landing a front kick and several punches to Escovedo as he keeps his back on the fence. Escovedo lands a good elbow, buts spends the rest of the round eating jabs.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for CaceresRound 3: Caceres with a side kick that lands hard. Escovedo lands a good body kick and then gets a takedown. Caceres very active from his back, setting up a triangle and then threatening with a kimura. Caceres then goes for the armbar and transitions to an omoplata. Escovedo avoids, but can’t get anything off against a very active Caceres. Caceres gets to his feet, taking a knee on the way up. The action has slowed now, but Caceres is still in control. Caceres with two inside leg kicks, then a front kick. Caceres comes after Escovedo with a spinning combination punctuated with a head kick. Caceres sticks two jabs and lands a kick. Escovedo comes after Caceres and knocks him off balance, but Caceres gets right back to his feet. Escovedo gets Caceres down and then takes his back as Caceres stands. Escovedo tries to go for an armbar, but Caceres fights free. Caceres catches a body kick and lands a right hand before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Caceres

Alex Caceres defeated Cole Escovedo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)