Ben Askren’s illegitimate son and “Bruce Leeroy” are set to throw down at UFC 250.
Following an initial report by ESPN, UFC featherweight Chase Hooper has confirmed that he’ll fight Alex Caceres at the promotion’s PPV event next month. The card does not yet have an official location (pending the outcome of an NSAC meeting on May 27), but UFC 250 is expected to go down on June 6.
For Hooper (9-0-1), it will be his sophomore trip to the octagon, after a TKO victory over Daniel Teymur at UFC 245 back in December. Hooper first hit radar screens on the Contender Series in 2018, but despite earning a win on the show, the UFC opted to allow the youngster to take a few more fights outside the promotion.
Still not old enough to legally drink in the U.S., the 20-year-old is allowed to punch faces. He’ll do that against the always game “Bruce Leeroy,” a.k.a. Alex Caceres, who has been trading wins and losses of late.
Caceres (15-12) will enter the fight off a victory over Steven “Ocho” Peterson last July. He’s been inactive since, and overall is 3-3 over his last six fights, with a submission loss to Kron Gracie prior to the Peterson bout.
Having fought in the UFC since his TUF 12 appearance in 2010, however, Caceres represents arguably the toughest competition Hooper has faced to date.