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Who won Caceres vs Pineda?
Alex Caceres beat Daniel Pineda by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night – Kara-France vs. Albazi, on Saturday 3rd June 2023 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 Pineda stats
Alex Caceres stepped into the octagon with a record of 20 wins, 13 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Daniel Pineda made his way to the cage with a record of 28 wins, 14 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 19 by submission.
The stats suggested Pineda had an advantage in power over Caceres, with a 32% knock out percentage over Caceres' 20%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Pineda had a massive advantage over Caceres, boosting at 68% submission rate over Caceres' 35%.
Alex Caceres was the younger man by 3 years, at 35 years old.
Caceres had a height advantage of 3 inches over Pineda. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Caceres was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 9 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2008, 1 year and 6 months later than Pineda, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 10 more professional rounds, 88 to Pineda's 78.
Caceres vs Pineda 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 Julian Erosa at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland on 17th December 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Seung Woo Choi at UFC Vegas 41 on 23rd October 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, 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.
He had beat Mart n Bravo at The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale on 6th July 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Last Vegas.
Caceres' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Pineda's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Caceres vs Pineda?
Alex Caceres was a 8/15 (-200) favourite going into the contest, while Daniel Pineda made his way into the ring at 29/20 (+160) with oddsmakers.