Alex Caceres was once considered a bright prospect in the bantamweight the division. Yes, when the now 27 year old, then 23 year old, first debuted in the Octagon he had a rough time. He lost his first two bouts by submission which came at Featherweight, but his drop to Bantamweight produced better results. He split his first two bouts going 1-1, but that loss prompted him to go on a four fight winning streak which would have been five if not for a win being taken away due to getting popped for weed. His biggest wins in that span came over the likes of Damacio Page and Sergio Pettis. Then he put on a great performance against veteran stalwart Uriah Faber.
Yes, that fight ended in a loss but the first two round were very competitive. Unfortunately, that loss did not prompt him to better himself and he has a had a hard time since then. He faced promotional newcomer Masanori Kanehara next and was defeated by decision. That loss was followed up with a knockout loss to Francisco Rivera. With three straight losses, one can only wonder if he will be dropped with another loss. Well, he has a chance to redeem himself in the Octagon, but a loss could have him searching the regional scene to rebuild himself.
He will face off with another fighter who may lose their job with another loss in Masio Fullen who is dropping to 135. He was hired by the promotion with a 9-4 record and now holds a 1-1 record in the Octagon. He won his debut at UFC 184 against Alex Torres by split decision who only made it to the UFC off a TUF appearance and was dropped with the loss. Cullen lost his second fight to Finnish fighter Makwan Amirkhani who submitted him in under two minutes. Now, he has a chance to prove himself against a veteran of the UFC in Caceres, but who will win and keep their job with he promotion? We will have to wait until UFC on Fox 18 which goes down January of nest year.