UFC on Fuel TV 4: Is This the Last Chance for Alex "Bruce Leroy" Caceres?

Tim McTiernanCorrespondent IJuly 10, 2012

Tomrrow night on Fuel TV, Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman will square off in a middleweight fight with major title implications. The winner could very well be the next opponent for the middleweight champ, Anderson Silva.

Earlier on the card, on the last Facebook fight before going to Fuel TV, Alex "Bruce Leroy" Caceres will square off against Damacio Page in a bantamweight matchup.

Caceres is 1-3 so far in his UFC career since leaving The Ultimate Fighter, losing to Mackens Semerzier, Jimy Hettes, dropping to bantamweight and beating Cole Escovedo before losing once again to Edwin Figueroa.

The loss to Figueroa was a bit controversial though. Caceres lost a split decision after having two points deducted for kicks to the groin. If not for the point deductions, Caceres would have won a unanimous decision.

For that reason, don't expect Caceres to get cut if he loses tomorrow night. He dropped to bantamweight for his fight against Escovedo, and if not for the point deductions, he would be 2-0 at the weight class.

The fight against Page is arguably a step up in competition. Page has been consistently fighting some of the best fighters in the division. His last three fights have been against Brad Pickett, Brian Bowles and Demetrious Johnson. He even has a win over Scott Jorgensen in the WEC.

With that in all in mind, if Caceres gets cut on Wednesday—especially given Dana White's fondness of him—it will be fairly shocking. A loss would essentially drop him to 2-1 in the division and 2-3 in the UFC.


Tim McTiernan is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. For the latest news on everything MMA, follow him on Twitter @TimMcTiernan.