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UFC On FUEL TV 8: Alex Caceres Vs. Kyung Ho Kang

Alex Caceres vs. Kyung Ho Kang

A pair of bantamweights hit the Octagon next, as Alex Caceres (8-5) seeks a third straight victory by welcoming Kyung Ho Kang (11-6) to the promotion. Herb Dean will be the referee.

Round 1: Superman punch misses by Caceres, they tie up and Kang gets the takedown with a bodylock. Caceres really had no chance to defend it, as Kang was in tight. Kang posturing up and looking to hammer down, but settles for side control and is working on a possible head-and-arm choke. Elbows from Kang land, but Caceres gets to his feet with a slick move. Caceres misses with a big shot and Kang gets the takedown again. Caceres works for a kneebar, but is unable to get it and is on his back again. Caceres was going for a submission, unable to get it, but got him back to his feet. Kang scores another takedown and locks in the hooks, but Caceres gets out of it and back up. Trip takedown by Kang connects. Caceres has been working with UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson as of late. Slickly, Caceres uses a butterfly guard to get top position. Some very nice ground work from both guys.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Kang

Round 2: Kang trying to cut off the Octagon, chasing Caceres around and scores another takedown. Right away, Caceres attempts to secure a foot and possible submission. Kang really throwing everything he can, jabs, kicks, but has been unable to do much damage with his takedowns. Caceres fights off a takedown attempt, and winds up on top after Kang pulls guard. Caceres to the back, but Kang rolls and winds up on top. Caceres doing some damage from the top, landing plenty of rights as his corner yells for elbows, which he does. Kang gets up and scores another takedown, but isn’t able to do any damage again.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Caceres

Round 3: Caceres being more active with his striking, as this has been a very close fight. Kang has been the more effective wrestler, but Caceres has done more damage with his attacks. Caceres with a kick to the body, Kang trips and he goes on the attack. Caceres working for a guillotine finish, but lets go of it to work some elbows to the face. Kang back in control, but again, he does little to no damage from this powerful position. Kang pulls guard and Caceres is able to get back into control. Caceres in mount, went for a triangle choke but didn’t get it. An exhausted Kang is just laying on the ground, but is able to land an upkick. A very weird finish to the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Caceres

Alex Caceres def. Kyung Ho Kang via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28