According to an announcement on the website of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), officials announced today that season 12 alumnus of Spike TV's 'The Ultimate Fighter' Alex Caceres would face fellow bantamweight Edwin Figueroa at UFC 143.
Caceres made his bantamweight most recently at UFC on Fox 1 where he defeated experienced MMA veteran Cole Escovedo by unanimous decision. He previously fought at featherweight, but lost both attempts in the UFC. His overall record in MMA is 6-4.
Figueroa enters this bout having most recently won at UFC on Versus 5 with a TKO stoppage of Jason Reinhardt. He has only one defeat in the UFC (and MMA), a decision loss to Michael McDonald at UFC Fight Night 24.
UFC 143 takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada on Super Bowl weekend: February 4th.
UFC 143 fight card:
Welterweight Championship: Georges St. Pierre vs. Nick Diaz
Welterweight: Carlos Condit vs. Josh Koscheck
Featherweight: Erik Koch vs. Dustin Poirier
Bantamweight: Alex Caceres vs. Edwin Figueroa