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UFC: Alex Caceres Submits Sergio Pettis In Fight-Of-The-Night Performance

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Alex Cacares and Sergio Pettis were two bantamweights last night looking to put on a show. They were also looking to prove they have what it takes to make a name for themselves in this division, which is currently being dominated by Renan Barao. Coming into this bout, Pettis was the favorite.

Being the brother of Anthony Pettis warrants a lot of hype, but Sergio has been able to back up the hype, which was seen in his UFC debut against Will Campuzano. Cacares knew he could take away Pettis’ momentum, and this is exactly what he did last night. Both Cacares and Pettis exchanged in an exciting stand up war, which won Fight-Of-The-Night. Going into the third round, Pettis was probably up on the scorecards, so Cacares needed to do something quick in order to finish the fight.

That’s exactly what Cacares did. He got Pettis to the mat and ended up taking his back with just a minute left in the fight. He would then lock up a beautiful rear-naked choke, forcing Pettis to tap out. It was one of the best comebacks to ever happen for Cacares, who is now on a two-fight winning streak and is looking like a viable contender in the bantamweight division. Cacares has always been a slow starter, but he came through when it mattered the most.

He gave Pettis his first professional loss, and this may be a sign that Pettis joined the UFC too soon in his career, as he’s only 20 years old. He will have to regroup and shore some things up in terms of his defense, but he still has a lot of time to grow. For Cacares, this is one of his biggest wins, and he’s showing to be a real threat to anyone in this division.

Jeremy Green is a MMA and NFL contributor at RantSports. You can follow him on FacebookTwitter, or Google Plus.

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