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UFC On Fox Results: Alex Caceres Handles Cole Escovedo In Bantamweight Debut

The second fight of the night for UFC on Fox 1 is Alex Caceres vs. Cole Escovedo. This bout is airing on Facebook. The bout is being contested at bantamweight, meaning 135 pounds. The referee in charge of the action is Herb Dean.

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ROUND 1 - Caceres opens southpaw and lands a front kick to start the round. And now a left straight finds the mark for Caceres. Hard left shovel punch to the body for Caceres. Hard inside leg kick for Caceres now, as well. Escovdeo so far doing nothing. Spinning back fist for Caceres partially lands, but mostly blocked. Another teep from Caceres. Fighters clinch and Escovedo goes to his back, but eats two shots for his efforts. Escovedo charges Caceres after getting groin kicked, but can't do much with it.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Caceres.

ROUND 2 - Caceres charges in with punches, but Escovedo back him up with strikes of his own. Escovedo showing a little bit more life this round, but still not doing much. Jumping side kick lands for Caceres and Escovedo ends up on top after a trip. Caceres is swept on top, but escapes to his feet in a scramble. Caceres drives forward with punches and now the fighters clinch. Caceres is borderline picking Escovedo apart now. Outside leg kick for Escovedo now. The fighters clinch towards the end of the round and Escovedo landed a nice elbow.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Caceres.

ROUND 3 - Side kick to start this frame by Caceres, but Escovedo lands a middle kick. Escovedo gets on top after a trip and Caceres nearly lands a triangle, but can't get it. Caceres attempting to an armbar, then transitions to an oma plata, but Escovedo escapes. Caceres eats a big knee as he stands when Escovedo backs up. More front kicks from Caceres. Caceres lands a Nate Marquardt-Wilson Gouveia special. Escovedo catches a leg kick and scoop doubles Caceres to the floor. Escovedo briefly takes Caceres' back, but falls off and now they stand again.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Caceres and the fight 30-27 Caceres.

UFC on Fox results: Alex Caceres defeats Cole Escovedo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).