After nearly a month on Fight Island, the UFC is back home again. UFC Vegas 5 in Las Vegas, is headlined by
Holly Holm and Irene Aldana Edmen Shahbazyan, who is looking to continue building his resume against middleweight staple Derek Brunson. One of the many debuts on the card is Vince Cachero. He will be taking on sophomore UFC fighter Jamall Emmers (17-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC). This was the fight Timur Valiev was supposed to debut in.
Vince “The Anomaly” Cachero
Los Angeles, California, US
How will Cachero fare in the UFC:
Cachero is a striker with good boxing and output. Cachero loves to bang standing in the pocket and just trading leather. Defense goes out the window as he’s willing to take punishment to give some. He will cut off his opponents staying in their face with some nice side-to-side movement. The right hand is his best weapon. Cachero has power but not knockout power as it’s more so his pressure and output that crumbles opponents.
His takedown defense has been tested many times in his career and for the most part it’s held up. He has good timing on his sprawl and if he does get taken down he has good defensive grappling. Cachero does slow particularly in the third round where he struggles more defensively all around. Cachero is a good action fighter but his willingness to get hit will continue to be his downfall.
How does he match up with Emmers:
Emmers is a very technical striker that always throws one-two’s as the power isn’t there but the combinations and aggressiveness shine. Emmers’ wrestling is solid, his shots are perfectly-timed and solid execution is done very well. Emmers being a featherweight is a bigger leaner fighter than the smaller guy in Cachero. I don’t see a path to victory for Cachero as Emmers is better in every area. Taking this fight on a day’s notice has to favor Emmers even more.