For Urijah Faber, UFC 175 presented another chance to showcase his skills in front of the world. And he did just that, scoring a submission win over Alex Caceres.
While some questioned why Faber was on the FOX Sports 1 prelims and not pay-per-view lineup, “The California Kid” looked at it as a chance to be seen on national TV. He remained unbeaten in non-title fights, improving to 31-7 overall in his career.
“Alex was very tough,” said Faber, who locked up the rear-naked choke in the third round. “I take these fights seriously. He has a bright future, I just had to stay relentless.”
Faber, who is now 19-0 in non-title fights and 11-7 in championship bouts including in the UFC and WEC, stated that “when you give enough pressure, guys make mistakes.
“I got the best team in the world, get to train with the champ (T.J. Dillashaw) every day,” Faber said.
For Caceres, the loss dropped him to 10-6 in his career.