Alex Caceres vs. Cole Escovedo
Round 1: Caceres lands a front kick to to Escovedo’s chest to open the fight. Caceres lands a straight left. Escovedo lands a right hand. Caceres moves in with a left hook to the body. Caceres lands a right hand and Escovedo lands a right. Caceres is dictating the pace with his movement. Caceres lands a spinning back fist. He moves in and lands a left hand. Escovedo clinches and works for a takedown. Caceres ends up on top and gets up. Caceres lands a switch kick to the head. Caceres making Escovedo miss. Caceres throws a flurry that ends with a front kick to the body. They exchange leg kicks. Escovedo gets kicked low and gets mad. He pushes forward and knocks Caceres down in the final seconds. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Caceres.
Round 2: Caceres lands a combination. He’s mixing up his kicks on Escovedo. Caceres getting inside and landing and getting out. Escovedo having trouble finding his range. Caceres lands a left hook to the body. Caceres attempts a spinning back fist and Escovedo grabs him and pulls guard. Caceres sweeps him and gets back to his feet. Caceres rushes in with a combination. Escovedo tries for a submission but Caceres gets free. Caceres is pickign Escovedo a part. Escovedo lands a glancing right hand. Caceres misses with a spinning back fist. Caceres works his jab and uses it to set up a front kick to the body. They clinch and Escovedo lands a solid elbow. Caceres lands another stiff jab. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Caceres.
Round 3: Caceres lands a side kick to the body. Escovedo answers with a kick to the body. Escovedo secures a takedown. Caceres applies a triangle but Escovedo quickly escapes. Caceres locks in an arm bar. He transitions to an oma plata. Escovedo defends and Caceres gets back to his feet. Caceres lands an inside leg kick at the midway mark in the final round. Escovedo lands a right hand. Caceres puts together a couple of inside leg kicks. Caceres misses with a right hook, back fist, head kick combination. The head kick landed. Escovedo drives forward and gets a takedown. Escovedo takes his back. Caceres gets out of trouble and makes Escovedo stand. Caceres lands a right hand at the bell. Should be an easy fight for the judges to score. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Caceres.
The judges all agree and score the fight 30-27 for Alex Caceres by unanimous decision.