The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, December 17, 2022, for the final promotional event of the year, UFC Vegas 66.
Headlining the event is a middleweight matchup between no. 3 ranked former title challenger Jared Cannonier (15-6) and no. 7 ranked Sean Strickland (25-4), and it is to be co-headlined by a lightweight bout showcasing no. 9 ranked Arman Tsarukyan (18-3) and no. 12 ranked Damir Ismagulov (25-1).
Coming in the middle of the main card tonight was a featherweight contest between Alex Caceres (19-13) and Julian Erosa (28-9). Caceres was riding a five-fight win streak going into his latest appearance, where he was defeated by Sodiq Yusuff, bringing him to 5-1 in his last six, while Erosa, following a 1-4 stretch through his first two stints with the UFC, has gone 5-1 in his third stint since returning to the big show in 2020.
Continue reading to see how this featherweight contest went down:
Official Result: Alex Caceres def. Julian Erosa via KO (head kick & punches) at 3:04 of round one
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Both talents are looking elusive early on, with Cacares trying to keep the distance with his kicks, and Erosa trying to get his boxing going. Caceres beings a punch combination midway through the opening round and follows it with a kick that drops Erosa on the spot.
A few follow up punches is all it took and Caceres is back on the winning track at UFC Vegas 66.
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