With the first UFC on Fox event out of the way, UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby are quickly fill up the fight cards for upcoming events. UFC officials on Thursday tweeted out that Alex Caceres will return to the Octagon at UFC 143 to face Edwin Figueroa.
Caceres (6-4) finally scored the first victory of his UFC tenure with a win over Cole Escovedo at UFC on Fox 1 last Saturday night. Emerging from the twelfth installment of The Ultimate Fighter, Brue Leeroy lost back-to-back bouts when he finally set foot in the Octagon outside of the show.
He’ll look build some momentum off of the win over Escovedo with another over Figueroa.
Figueroa (8-1), after losing in a Fight of the Night effort against Michael McDonald earlier this year, is looking to gain some steam himself after defeating Jason Reinhardt at UFC on Versus 5 in August.
UFC 143 is expected to feature welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz in the main event on Super Bowl weekend in Las Vegas.