Yair Rodriguez vs. Alex Caceres UFC Fight Night 92 Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 8/6/16
Caceres vs. Rodriguez
UFC: Saturday, August 6, 2016 (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
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Yair Rodriguez and Alex Caceres fight Saturday at the Vivint Smart Home Arena during UFC Fight Night 92.
Yair Rodriguez enters this fight with a 8-1 record and has won 50 percent of his fights by decision. Rodriguez has won five straight fights and is coming off a April win over Andre Fili. Rodriguez is averaging 3.2 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 49.1 percent. Rodriguez is averaging 2.01 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 38.8 percent. Rodriguez is now an impressive 4-0 in UFC fights and is coming off a jaw dropping knockout flying head kick. Rodriguez has now produced two knockouts with his legs and has shown opponents must keep their distance. At just 23 years old, the UFC has a rising star in El Pantera, as he’s looked sharp since arriving a couple of years ago. This will be Rodriguez’s first fight in Utah.
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Alex Caceres enters this fight with a 12-8 record and has won 50 percent of his fights by decision. Caceres has split his last six fights and is coming off a June win over Cole Miller. Caceres is averaging 3.95 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 52.3 percent. Caceres is averaging 0.73 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 80 percent. Caceres has been a mixed bag as of late but does look for his third straight win for the first time since 2008-09. Four of Caceres’ last five wins have come by decision and you’d like to see him be a little more aggressive with his accurate striking. Caceres is highly effective with his takedowns and should have the advantage on the canvas. This will be Caceres’ first fight in Utah.
Rodriguez has given us no reason to bet against him, as he’s passed every test so far in the UFC and has shown a balanced attack while doing so. Caceres continues to be hit or miss and his inconsistencies make me pause when giving him a shot to beat a guy like Rodriguez.
I like Rodriguez to improve to 5-0 in UFC.