Alex Caceres picked up a massive comeback submission victory over Seung Woo Choi at UFC Vegas 41.
Alex Caceres rode a career-best four-fight win streak into UFC Vegas 41 on Saturday, where he was set to take on South Korea’s Seung Woo Choi.
“Bruce Leeroy” entered off a win over Kevin Croom, with Choi arriving in Vegas with three straight wins under his belt.
Caceres had a clear game plan early, to land some kicks to Choi. Early on that plan was working, as the legs of Choi were soon turning red. Caceres then went up high and landed a side kick to the face of Choi followed by a right hook that landed clean. Choi seemingly didn’t like the shot, as he responded with a right straight that flattened Caceres. Caceres did his best to recover, but as he was scrambling back to his feet he ate a huge illegal knee that dropped Caceres again. Caceres was given time to recover, and as a result, Choi was deducted a point for the illegal blow. Caceres did his best to recover, but he was dropped again with a right hand near the end of the round.
At the start of round two, the live betting odds saw Choi as a massive favorite. That made sense as Choi was getting the better of Caceres for the majority of round two, and he clearly had the much harder strikes. Any time he landed it sounded like a shotgun blast, however Caceres near the end of the round was able to quickly clinch and reverse Choi around and get his back. Caceres was able to backpack Choi and soon thereafter was able to get the rear-naked-choke in and force the tap!
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Bruce Leeroy’s comeback story is one of the most underappreciated in MMA. That’s five wins in a row, and this one comes as a massive underdog.
Official Result: Alex Caceres def. Seung Woo Choi by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2, 3:31