A featherweight bout has been added to the upcoming February slate of events.
Multiple folks with data of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Combating that a matchup between Alex Caceres and Kevin Croom will exhaust enviornment at the UFC’s Feb. 27 event. As of now, a space hasn’t been printed for the cardboard.
MMA Junkie develop into first to document the booking.
After a 4-7 stretch between July 2014 and February 2019, Caceres has picked up victories in three consecutive contests. “Bruce Leroy” earned a unanimous resolution over Steven Peterson at UFC on ESPN 4 to cap off his 2019 campaign. The light of 39 official bouts went 2-0 in 2020 as he picked up a unanimous resolution clutch over Scramble Hooper at UFC 250 and a first-spherical submission of Austin Springer at UFC Vegas 8 in August.
The pairing almost took enviornment throughout that August card as Croom develop into slotted in to interchange Giga Chikadze, however Croom develop into scratched as a result of a undeniable COVID-19 take a look at, he would give away to MMA Combating.
“The Tough Hitting Hillbilly” would indirectly acquire his shot about a weeks later and submitted Roosevelt Roberts in appropriate 31 seconds in a single in every of the promotion’s memorable moments of the 365 days. The 33-365 days-feeble’s victory wouldn’t remain on his myth for long, as the Nevada Athletic Commission overturned it to a no contest after Croom examined certain for marijuana, which also ended in a 4 1⁄2 month suspension.
The UFC’s Feb. 27 event is scheduled to be headlined by a delicate heavyweight tilt between two-time title challenger Dominick Reyes and worn RIZIN FF champion Jiri Prochazka.