LFA photo of Vince Cachero by Amy Kaplan
Over the next month a lot will be settled in LFA’s bantamweight division. A champion will be crowned and contenders will emerge. One of those fighters eager to become the top contender is Vince Cachero. “The Anomaly” Cachero faces Joe Murphy at LFA 54 on November 16. Murphy is making his first appearance in over two years but was a highly regarded prospect then.
Cachero wanted the title shot for himself but isn’t carrying his disappointment into his upcoming fight because he is facing a tough opponent.
“I definitely wanted the belt, I want that title shot, I want to be front row center, I want people to see what I’m all about. But it is what it is. All we can do as fighters is put in the work, call for the title shot if we think we’re ready for it and just go out there and beat our opponents. With that said, I’m not overlooking Joe Murphy, he’s a great fighter, he was one of the top prospects in RFA a few years back. I know that he has skills on the ground obviously, he is a black belt with knockout power. So I’m definitely not taking him lightly. We wanted to fight a name and this is a good name to fight. So I’m excited for proving myself against Joe Murphy and I’ll let all the title shot and that stuff play itself out.”
Cachero earned his shot to become a top contender in LFA’s bantamweight division by improving his record to 5-0 at LFA 45 with a second-round submission victory over Cub Swanson disciple Carlos Puente Jr. It was his third win under the LFA banner and his most impressive to date. Known as an exciting fighter, Cachero was able to blend in more precision and come out of a fight clean, it’s his goal to become an exciting fighter who doesn’t suffer long-term injuries.
“I love to put on a show, as you know but of course it’s skill on top of technicality mixed in with that excitement mixed in with that violence.”
And Cachero doesn’t believe his last performance showed how good he truly is.
“This was a great fight showing what some of my capabilities are but that’s not even the real me that’s in there. I’ve grown a bunch since then.”
And he is excited to show off those improvements on November 16 against an opponent he respects in Murphy. Cachero and Murphy have a respectful history with each other as Murphy has faced two of Cachero’s teammates, Terrion Ware and Vinicius Zani, Murphy lost both fights by decision. Cachero doesn’t think he can take much from those fights since Murphy has taken a significant amount of time off but if he is able to finish Murphy, he will gladly remind his teammates of what they couldn’t do.
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“I’m going to throw that shit in their face…with a smile on of course.”
“I’m going to go out there and finish him, it’s going to be a devastating finish. I’m looking for round two, as you see in my fights, I come out and feel each other out, just a little bit. Then the pressure starts coming out in the first round already and once I start pressuring guys, seeing what they like to do, then we can really put them into our game and put them into whatever routes we have planned for them. I see a finish in round two.”