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Alex Caceres drops to bantamweight, fights Cole Escovedo at UFC on FOX 1

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Since featherweight apparently wasn't the answer, "Bruce Leroy" is going to give bantamweight a go.

UFC officials today announced that "The Ultimate Fighter 12" cast member Alex Caceres (5-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) will get a third chance at a first octagon win, as "Bruce Leroy" drops to 135 pounds to face Cole Escovedo (17-8 MMA, 0-2 UFC), who is also winless in two UFC appearances.

The pair now meets at UFC on FOX 1.

Featuring a heavyweight title fight between current champion Cain Velasquez and top contender Junior Dos Santos, UFC on FOX 1 takes place Nov. 12 in Anaheim, Calif. The evening's main event airs on FOX, but broadcast plans for the preliminary card have yet to be determined.

"Both bantamweights had non-stop action fights in their last outings and are sure to do the same Nov. 12," UFC president Dana White stated.

Caceres competed on "TUF 12" as a lightweight but was eliminated in the semifinals by eventual runner-up Michael Johnson. Caceres then dropped to 145 pounds for his official UFC debut, which came in a submission loss to Mackens Semerzier at UFC Fight Night 24.

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Post #1   10/5/11 9:26:24PM   

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Escovedo wins this easily. I think it's pretty bs that Leeroy gets 3 fights in the ufc after being dominated in his first two fights.

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Post #2   10/5/11 9:27:49PM   

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Bruce Leeroy better hope Dana brings in a flyweight division pretty soon.

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I really don't like how so many fighters seem to think that they can solve all the holes in their game by dropping a weight class. It's becoming more and more frequent and it really bothers me.

Post #4   10/5/11 9:47:22PM   

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Escovedo got this.

Post #5   10/5/11 10:00:06PM   

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Posted by DeadHead988

I really don't like how so many fighters seem to think that they can solve all the holes in their game by dropping a weight class. It's becoming more and more frequent and it really bothers me.



Exactly, seems like fighters can save themselves from being cut by dropping weight.

Alex would probably be better off fighting in smaller shows and gaining exp instead of fighting experienced ufc guys.

Post #6   10/5/11 10:42:51PM   

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Cole should dominate Alex and then hopefully he finally gets his walkin papers

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Posted by DeadHead988

I really don't like how so many fighters seem to think that they can solve all the holes in their game by dropping a weight class. It's becoming more and more frequent and it really bothers me.



Well that might happen now and again, but most of the weight class dropping that is going on is being done by guys who legitimately belong in lower weight classes, but have been forced to either fight at lightweight, or make no money. The majority of weight class dropping that has been happening I think are guys going to the weight class where they belong.

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The guy is already dropping another weight class. He will drain out and gas. Cole I'd getting a present wrapped in a bow in this one

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Posted by DeadHead988

I really don't like how so many fighters seem to think that they can solve all the holes in their game by dropping a weight class. It's becoming more and more frequent and it really bothers me.

I couldn't aggree more, dropping weight isn't going to help with any of the holes in his game.

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Posted by DeadHead988

I really don't like how so many fighters seem to think that they can solve all the holes in their game by dropping a weight class. It's becoming more and more frequent and it really bothers me.

I couldn't aggree more, dropping weight isn't going to help with any of the holes in his game.



Jen dropped weight, went to the wec, and won won fight before the title shot.

They promoted him as "undefeated at featherweight 7-0".

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i think it breaths new life in a fighter when they drop weight classes more power to alex

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Cole wins via 1st round triangle

Post #14   10/6/11 4:39:35PM