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Who won Caceres vs Erosa?
Alex Caceres beat Julian Erosa by during the main card of UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland, on Saturday 17th December 2022 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Alex Caceres.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Caceres vs Erosa stats
Alex Caceres stepped into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 12 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Julian Erosa made his way to the cage with a record of 28 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 12 by submission.
The stats suggested Erosa had a large advantage in power over Caceres, boosting at 39% knock out percentage over Caceres' 16%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Erosa had a slight advantage over Caceres, with a 43% submission rate over Caceres' 37%.
Alex Caceres was the older man by 1 year, at 35 years old.
Erosa had a height advantage of 3 inches over Caceres. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Caceres was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 6 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2008, 1 year and 10 months earlier than Erosa, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 3 less professional rounds, 88 to Erosa's 91.
Caceres vs Erosa form
Caceres had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Daniel Pineda at UFC Fight Night – Kara-France vs. Albazi on 3rd June 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Julian Erosa at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland on 17th December 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Sodiq Yusuff at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Seung Woo Choi at UFC Vegas 41 on 23rd October 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had lost to Kron Gracie at UFC on ESPN 1 on 17th February 2019 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix.
Julian Erosa had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Hakeem Dawodu at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Steven Peterson at UFC Fight Night on 5th February 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Charles Jourdain at UFC Vegas 36 on 4th September 2021 by submission in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had been beaten by Seung Woo Choi at UFC Vegas 29 on 19th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round.
He had defeated Sean Woodson at UFC Vegas 4 on 27th June 2020 by submission in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Julian Erosa had been fighting more than Alex Caceres.
Going to this contest, Alex Caceres had last fought 6 months and 5 days ago, while Julian Erosa's last outing had been 1 year, 2 months and 28 days ago.
Caceres' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Erosa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Caceres vs Erosa?
Alex Caceres was a 7/5 (+140) underdog going into the contest, while Julian Erosa made his way into the ring at 11/20 (-180) with oddsmakers.