Alex "Bruce Leeroy" Caceres has a last-minute replacement opponent for the UFC's China debut.
MMA Junkie reports that Japanese fighter Motonobu Tezuka will be replacing Caceres' original opponent, Kyung Ho Kang, in a bantamweight fight scheduled for the main card of UFC on Fuel TV 6. Tezkua steps into the bout on just one week's notice with a three-fight winning streak behind him.
Tezuka also carries a heavy experience advantage, boasting a 19-4-4 record over seven years, including fights in Pancrase and DEEP events.
With the update, the current main-card lineup for UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. Le once again features six fights that will take place at The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, China on Nov.10th:
- Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le
- Stanislav Nedkov vs. Thiago Silva
- Dong Hyum Kim vs. Paulo Thiago
- Mac Danzig vs. Takanori Gomi
- Alex Caceres vs. Motonobu Tezuka*
- Jon Tuck vs. Tiequan Zhang
Tezuka is 11-1 in his last 12 fights, while Caceres has managed a 7-5 record in his entire professional MMA career.
However, most of Tezuka's wins came at the hands of lower-ranked Japanese fighters, while Caceres has gone from lightweight to featherweight to bantamweight in fights against UFC-level opponents such as Jimmy Hettes, Cole Escovedo and Edwin Figueroa.
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