Vincent Cachero breaks down his big second round submission win at LFA 45 on Friday night.
LFA 45 on Friday night saw a plethora of stoppages, topped by Erick Silva’s comeback submission over Nick Barnes. Earlier in the night, Vincent Cachero improved his pro record to a perfect 5-0, locking in a rear-naked choke on Carlos Puente Jr. late in the second round. It was the third finish for ‘The Anomaly’ in five fights, and he took time back stage to discuss the bout with Cageside Press correspondent Gabriel Gonzalez.
“Carlos is a very tough guy,” he said of his opponent on Friday. “Much respect to him and his camp. He comes from Cub Swanson’s gym, those guys are game as hell.” That said, Cachero had plenty of confidence going in. “I come into every fight, [thinking] that I’m going to win. So I was going to take the fight where ever I needed to take it.”
In this case, that was to the ground. “I felt like some of the takedowns were there, I took the takedowns, got him down.” From there, it was a one-sided affair. Cachero feels he “dominated most of it on the ground. Pretty much all of it on the ground. I was hitting him with punches.” If there was one criticism Cachero had of his performance, it was that “I was a little tense during the fight.”
Training had been great, “my conditioning’s great,” but still, “I was a little tense in the grappling, but I felt awesome.”
So there is something to work on for Cachero’s next fight. But having improved his record to 5-0, he’s one to watch at bantamweight. “I’m going to come out here and dominate whoever they put in front of me,” he told us Friday. “I’m going to win all my fights. So this is more of what to expect from me!”