Alex Caceres Deserves Main Card Status After Win Over Kyung Ho Kang

By Kevin Jaress
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Caceres won his fourth straight fight when he defeated Kyung Ho Kang on UFC on Fuel TV 8.

Caceres utilized his unorthodox striking and relentless ground attack to punish Kang over three rounds. The victory was his most impressive since joining the UFC two years ago.

Caceres rose to fame as an “Ultimate Fighter Season 12” quarterfinalist. After a rough start to his UFC career, Carceres was relegated to untelevised preliminary fights. On Saturday, only a handful of American MMA fans were able to watch his handiwork by way of Facebook.

It is time Caceres returns to the main card of a major event.

Caceres, at age 24, has shown significant improvement during his recent winning streak. Caceres recently began training full-time in Southern Florida. He no longer possesses the care-free attitude about hard work that he often demonstrated on “TUF.”

Caceres recently addressed his commitment to his training program with MMA Junkie. “I like martial arts, and I love training every day. I like to teach people, and I love to learn,” Caceres said.

His recent hard work was apparent from his performance against Kang.

Caceres left the Kang fight uninjured and appeared in exceptional condition. While it would seem Caceres would be itching to get back into the Octagon at the first possible opportunity, Caceres looks to be taking some time off.

After his win, Caceres addressed his fans via Twitter and noted his intention to remain in Japan for a few weeks on vacation. When he returns to training, Carceres is sure to see his name included in the top 10 of the updated UFC bantamweight rankings.

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