Report: Kron Gracie Faces Alex Caceres At UFC Fight Night Phoenix


A featherweight division attraction has been added to UFC Fight Night Phoenix according to MMA Junkie as Kron Gracie faces Alex Caceres.

The bout was originally set for UFC 233, but was moved after the date for the event was changed and not yet rescheduled

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Gracie (4-0-0) is going to be making his UFC debut in this fight and does so with an undefeated streak that has lasted almost four years. Gracie has competed three times in the Rizin promotion and does hold a victory over UFC veteran Tatsuya Kawajiri. Gracie has picked up four wins as a professional MMA fighter and all of those victories have come by way of submission.

Caceres (14-11-0-1NC) has won just two of his last five fights under the UFC banner, with those victories coming over the duo of Rolando Dy and Martin Bravo. Caceres was a cast member on the UFC Ultimate Fighter 12, making it to the quarterfinals before losing to Michael Johnson. Caceres is competing on a UFC pay-per view card for the first time in over two years, with his last such appearance coming at UFC 199 in June of 2016.

UFC Fight Night Phoenix takes place on Sunday, February 17 from the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on ESPN.

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