AKA

Alex
"Bruce Leeroy"
Caceres

Stats

Fighting style: Freestyle
Stance: Southpaw
Division: Featherweight
Height: 5' 10"
Reach: 73"
Leg reach: 41.00
Weight: 145 lbs.
Team: Freedom Fighters MMA (2019–present)
Nationality: American
Age: 33

Accolades

Recent win streak: 4
Wins by KO: 3
Wins by submission: 6

ATHLETE METRICS

STRIKING ACCURACY

Significant Strikes Attempted: 2245
Significant Strikes Landed: 1121

TAKEDOWN ACCURACY

Takedowns Attempted: 13
Takedowns Landed: 9

BIOGRAPHY

Born on June 20, 1988, Alex Caceres is a celebrated American professional mixed martial artist competing mainly in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). His journey in the professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) landscape commenced in 2008. Caceres honed his talent mostly in his regional circuit before signing an agreement with the renowned UFC. In the UFC, his first appearance was in the television series The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. team Koscheck. By December 12, 2023, Caceres had earned a glorious 14th position in the UFC featherweight rankings.

Training at the Young Tigers Foundation based in Miami, Florida, Caceres carved an image for himself as an “inventive and creative” fighter. His strategy was often characterized by his tendency to smile during bouts. Remarkably enough, Caceres had never gone the distance in any of his fights before joining the TUF cast. Subsequently, he adopted the nickname “Bruce Leeroy,” inspired by a character from the film The Last Dragon.

Before gaining prominence in professional MMA, Caceres had partaken in underground backyard street fighting in Miami. Most of his initial fights were conducted in the local promotions of Florida. One such noteworthy appearance was for the King of the Cage promotion at “King of the Cage: Hurricane” in February 2009. In this match, Caceres pitted himself against the then-struggling Eric Kovarik and subdued him in under two minutes via a rear naked choke.

The following triumph was a momentous match against Joel Garcia in May 2009, secured by a submission early into the first round. Unfortunately, Caceres hit a snag next with consecutive losses by armbar, taking his record to 4-2 at that time.

Exhibiting resilience, in his last fight leading up to The Ultimate Fighter, Caceres redeemed himself by defeating Jahmal McLennan midway through the third round through a technical knockout.

Highlighting his journey with the UFC further, Caceres was chosen as GSP’s fourth (eighth overall) in the second episode of TUF. Initially, he was picked against Jeff Lentz, however, a surprising turn of events due to Lentz’s cardio condition due to his smoking and drinking habits led to Caceres advancing to the quarter-finals after forcing Lentz to tap out midway through the second round.

In episode 8 of TUF, team GSP had to decide the match-ups among team members. Both Caceres and Michael Johnson picked each other to fight but Johnson won via unanimous decision after two rounds in episode 10.

Despite initial obstacles, Caceres made his official UFC debut against Mackens Semerzier at UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis in March 2011. The fight went to Semerzier who won via a submission in the first round.

Caceres’ UFC journey was further highlighted by memorable wins against fighters such as Cole Escovedo, Damacio Page, Motonobu Tezuka, and his loss against Urijah Faber at UFC 175.

Despite experiencing some career lows, such as his first knockout in his career against Francisco Rivera and his tested positive for marijuana following his fight with Kang Kyung-ho, Caceres persevered on his journey to greatness. In fact, 2019 was a year of resurgence for him, where he came out victorious in multiple fights against Steven Peterson and Chase Hooper among others.
Furthermore, bouts like his unanimous decision win against Daniel Pineda at ‘UFC on ESPN 46’ on June 3, 2023, demonstrated his inherent talent and his tenacity towards the sport.

Outside the ring, Caceres faced more than his share of hardships. With his father involved in drug dealing, Caceres grew up in an economically backward neighborhood. After his father was imprisoned, Caceres became a victim of molestation at the hands of one of his father’s rival drug dealers. These incidents resulted in his family’s move to a more affluent suburb for a better life.

Caceres’ personal journey with health and nutrition led him to cut out processed meat and dairy from his diet. This healthier lifestyle compass for Caceres was shaped by the influential documentary ‘Forks Over Knives.’ Apart from his athletic pursuit, Caceres developed a deep interest in spirituality, which crucially balanced his professional life as a fighter.

Fight History

Giga Chikadze
Alex Caceres: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Aug 26, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. The Korean Zombie
Daniel Pineda
Alex Caceres: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jun 03, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Kara-France vs. Albazi
Julian Erosa
Alex Caceres: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 3:04
Sat. Dec 17, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland
Sodiq Yusuff
Alex Caceres: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Mar 12, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Ankalaev
SeungWoo Choi
Alex Caceres: Winner
by Submission in Round 2 @ 3:31
Sat. Oct 23, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Costa vs. Vettori
Kevin Croom
Alex Caceres: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Feb 27, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane
Giga Chikadze
Awaiting Outcome
Sat. Aug 29, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Rakic
Chase Hooper
Alex Caceres: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jun 06, 2020
UFC 250: Nunes vs. Spencer
250
Steven Peterson
Alex Caceres: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jul 20, 2019
UFC FN: Dos Anjos vs. Edwards

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

What Is Alex Caceres's Record?
Alex Caceres's record is 21 wins, 14 losses, and 1 no contest.

Who Will Alex Caceres Fight Next?
As a UFC journalist, I currently do not have enough context or updated fight history to confirm who Alex Caceres will fight next.

Who Is Alex Caceres In UFC?
Alex Caceres is an American professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Who Won The Fight Between Alex Caceres And Giga Chikadze?
Giga Chikadze won the fight against Alex Caceres by unanimous decision.

What Movies Has Alex Caceres Been In?
As of my knowledge, UFC fighter Alex Caceres has not been in any movies.

What Is The Age Of Alex Caceres?
Alex Caceres is 35 years old.

What Is Alex Caceres' Ranking On Tapology?
As a UFC journalist, I am unable to provide the current Tapology ranking for Alex Caceres as the information is not mentioned in the context provided.

Who Won The Fight Between Alex Caceres And Yair Rodriguez?
Yair Rodriguez won the fight against Alex Caceres at UFC Fight Night.

What Is Alex Caceres' Ranking?
As of December 12, 2023, Alex Caceres is ranked #14 in the UFC featherweight rankings.

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