Alex Caceres left the Octagon at UFC on FUEL TV 8 as the victor, but it was another close one for the American. It was his third split-decision in four fights. Now that the fight is over, Caceres can switch focus as he enjoys the culture of Japan in his first visit to the country.
“I love [fighting in Japan],” said Caceres to Sherdog. “Just being here is amazing, seeing all the sites. I’m actually taking two weeks and staying in Japan. Fighting in Japan was like a dream come true.”
Last year, Caceres had had two fights end via split-decision. He would have beat Edwin Figueroa, but was deducted two points after a pair of groin shots. In November, he was able to get past Motonobu Tezuka in a fight that he thought was unanimously his.
Yesterday’s win over Kyung Ho Kang he agreed was a close one. The first round he knew went to his opponent and thought the second was close. In the final round, Caceres almost finished the fight which meant the judges had to decide to the outcome.
Caceres is now 4-1 since moving up to bantamweight from featherweight. It was Kang’s UFC debut and he came in after becoming the inaugural Road FC bantamweight champion.
UFC on TV 8 was March 3 and came from the Saitama Super Arena in front of nearly 15,000 fans.