LAS VEGAS - Alex Caceres decided to aim high a couple months back and call out popular Urijah Faber for a fight.

Faber was only too happy to oblige, and Saturday night the veteran taught the upstart a few lessons. "The California Kid" rebounded from his loss to then-bantamweight champion Renan Barao in February and defeated Caceres at UFC 175 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

A rear-naked choke submission give the former WEC featherweight champ the win at 1:09 of the third round.

"He's very tough, he was on a five-fight win streak," said Faber. "I'm ranked No. 2, he's ranked No. 12. That's not too far off. I take these fights seriously."

Faber set the tone in the first round by winning the positional battle, scoring takedowns and working from top position.

In the second, a game Caceres had his moments, including popping the 35-year-old Faber with a sweet uppercut. But Faber stuck to his game plan and controlled most of the round, including a nasty judo throw.

In the third, Caceres came out swinging and Faber went for the kill, scoring a takedown and swiftly working into position for the RNC. Caceres tapped to give Faber his 18th career submission win.

"Enough pressure, he's going to make a mistake," said Faber, who has won his past 10 straight non-title fights. "He's a young guy, I kept up the pressure and he made a mistake."

Caceres dropped to 10-6 (1 NC) with the loss.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

The 10: Rousey's Return Kicks off August in Style

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

After last month’s run of four events in one week (and five events in total), it feels strange having only three events to pull from in creating this month’s edition of The 10. read news >>

UFC 190 results: Glaico Franca submits Fernando Bruno, captures TUF: 'Brazil 4' lightweight trophy

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

Fernando Bruno and Glaico Franca battled for the right to be called The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Brazil 4" lightweight winner at the UFC 190 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sat. night (Aug. 1, 2015) insi read news >>

WSOF 22 GIF: Palhares submits Shields with kimura, continues cranking after tap

  • 26 days ago
  • 53 views

Rousimar Palhares became the first man to ever tap Jake Shields in an MMA fight, but it's Rousimar Palhares, so there was controversy involved. Rousimar Palhares' UFC career ended when he refused to read news >>

Following UFC 190 win, Iuri Alcantara calls for rematch with Urijah Faber

  • 25 days ago
  • 0 views

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Back to the win column with a dominant victory over Leandro Issa at UFC 190, Iuri Alcantara discusses the improvements in his game after training with Greg Jackson, praises bantamwe read news >>

WSOF 22 main event recap: Palhares submits Shields amidst controversy

  • 24 days ago
  • 15 views

Bloody Elbow recaps the big fights from the weekend. Here, we look at the main event of WSOF 22 between Rousimar Palhares and Jake Shields. On Saturday night, Rousimar Palhares pulled off his most im read news >>

Jake Shields' manager: Rousimar Palhares ‘should be kicked out of the sport'

  • 24 days ago
  • 16 views

LAS VEGAS -- Rousimar Palhares' fate has yet to be decided following his controversial actions at World Series of Fighting 22, but Jake Shields' manager, Tareq Azim, hopes the Brazilian's latest run- read news >>

Roger Huerta vs. Koji Ando added to finalized ONE Championship 30 lineup

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

The lineup for next month’s ONE Championship card in Shanghai is complete, including the addition of a former UFC standout.Filed under: News read news >>

UFC 190 Medical Suspensions: Five Fighters Potentially Sidelined for Six Months

  • 24 days ago
  • 15 views

Women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey received a minimal suspension following her 34-second knockout of Bethe Corriea at UFC 190, but five fighters could be sidelined for six months. read news >>

UFC 190 medical suspensions: Five fighters potentially out six months

  • 24 days ago
  • 33 views

Five fighters could get long medical suspensions following UFC 190, the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) announced on Monday. Claudia Gadelha and Jessica Aguilar, who battled for three roun read news >>

Rousimar Palhares submits Jake Shields with kimura, continues cranking after tap

  • 24 days ago
  • 18 views

Rousimar Palhares became the first man to ever tap Jake Shields in an MMA fight, but the length of his submission hold even after the tap, combined with previous eye-gouging infractions have his futu read news >>