UFC on FOX 10: Alex Caceres vs. Sergio Pettis

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Alex Caceres vs. Sergio Pettis

Round 1: Caceres moves forward, lading a kick to the body.  Pettis misses with a high kick.  He lands an inside leg kick.  Caceres is moving along on the outside.  He land a kick to the body.  Pettis fires back.  Caceres goes to the body with another kick.  Pettis answers with an outside leg kick.  They exchange right hand.  Pettis lands a right hand as Caceres moved forward.  Pettis lands a combination.  Pettis is beginning to land more often.  Caceres paws with his jab.  Pettis delivers a right hand counter.  Pettis moves in with a hard jab.  Caceres goes back to trying to establish his jab.  Pettis lands a right hand and a head kick.  He lands another head kick.  Pettis lands with a right hand. Caceres circles away but took it.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Pettis.

Round 2: Caceres takes the center of the cage.  He moves forward and lands a kick to the body.  Caceres lands a huge left hand that drops Pettis.  Caceres follows him to the canvas.  Peftis gets to guard and sweeps Pettis to get back to his feet.  Pettis lands a right hand and misses with a high kick.  Caceres rushes in with wild punches.  Pettis counters with a right hand to the jaw.  The pace slows.  Caceres delivers a kick to the body.  Caceres attempts a 360 round kick that comes up short.  Pettis uncorks a head kick that lands.  Caceres covers.  Pettis lands to the body with a kick.  Caceres returns fire with a side kick to the body.  Pettis seems to have completely recovered now.  He’s light on his feet again.  Caceres misses with a spinning back fist.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Caceres.

Round 3: Pettis is all smiles to start the final round.  Caceres is always smiling.  Caceres takes the center of the cage.  He lands a left hand.  Pettis changes levels and takes Caceres down.  Caceres looks for a kimura and uses it to get to his feet.  He lands an inside leg kick.  Pettis increases his output.  He lands a right hand.  Pettis misses with a high kick and slips.  Caceres seizes the opportunity and goes to the ground with him.  They scramble and get back to their feet.  Caceres delivers a knee to the body.  Pettis answers with a kick to the body.   Caceres does a 360 round kick to the leg that lands.  They exchange right hands.  Pettis’ looked harder.  Caceres goes to the body with a kick. Two minutes remain in the round.  Caceres lands a kick to the body and Pettis counters with a right hand.  They clinch.  Pettis works for the takedown and ends up on the bottom.  Pettis isolates a leg.  He applies a heel hook but Caceres gets free.  Caceres lands a couple of solid shots.  He takes Pettis’ back.  He applies a rear naked choke.  It’s under the chin.  Pettis taps out!  Caceres hands Pettis his first career loss.

The official time of the submission was 4:39 of the third round.

Alex Caceres

“I knew I hurt him, but I didn’t want to get antsy. I didn’t want to rush because he is good on the ground. He’s a talented guy and he has a lot of moves and locks on the ground, so I wanted to take my time and make sure I was in good position. 

“Once I escaped that heel hook and took his back, I slipped my hand under his throat and knew I had him good, and was able to submit him.”

Sergio Pettis

“I am very disappointed with myself. I stuck to the game plan, but I couldn’t finish him. I promise my fans that I am going back to the gym to improve my game and get back and reload.”

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