There’s probably not a much scarier place to be in the Octagon than with your back to the fence staring down two consecutive losses. But that’s exactly where Alex Caceres and Cole Escovedo find themselves.
As such, their fight at UFC on Fox 1 might be dubbed a “loser leaves town” bout.
UFC president Dana White on Wednesday announced that verbal agreements are in place for the two to meet at the event in Anaheim, Calif.
“Both bantamweights had non-stop action fights in their last outings and are sure to do the same Nov. 12,” he commented on UFC.com.
The bout will be Caceres’ first at bantamweight, marking his third weight class since joining the cast of the twelfth season of The Ultimate Fighter as a lightweight. Caceres (5-4) lost on the show to eventual series runner-up Michael Johnson. He has lost both attempts at featherweight, so he’ll be looking to get on track against Escovedo.
Holding titles for both World Extreme Cagefighting and Palace Fighting Championship, Escovedo (17-8) hasn’t fared so well in the Octagon. Like Caceres, he has lost his last two under the UFC banner and needs a win against the former reality show cast member to ensure his spot on the roster.