“Bruce Leeroy” is getting back to work. Following a unanimous decision win over Chase Hooper at UFC 250 back in June, featherweight Alex Caceres will return just a little over two months later to take on Giga Chikadze at the UFC’s August 8 event.
While the event does not yet have an official name or designation, it is expected to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. That’s barring any complications from the coronavirus pandemic, which is surging in the U.S.
The card is set to be headlined by heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Aleksei Oleinik.
BJPenn.com was first to report the booking of Caceres and Chikadze.
Caceres (16-12, 1NC) has won two straight, earning a unanimous decision against Steven “Ocho” Peterson one fight prior to his Hooper win. Now 32-years old, Caceres has been with the UFC since 2011, after entering the promotion via The Ultimate Fighter 12.
He holds wins over Sergio Pettis and Cole Miller, among others, and has competed with the likes of Urijah Faber, Kron Gracie, and Yair Rodriguez over the years.
Chikadze (10-2) has won all three of his UFC bouts to date, picking up wins over Brandon Davis, Jamall Emmers, and most recently, Irwin Rivera. He’s currently on a five-fight win streak dating back to his time outside the promotion.