Bruce Leeroy has got the glow.
A fan-friendly scrap is on tap with Edwin Figueroa set to throw down with Alex "Bruce Leeroy" Caceres at UFC 143 in Las Vegas on February 4th. "Both fighters are coming off impressive victories in the bantamweight division," said UFC president Dana White. Verbal agreements are in place for the bout.
Caceres (6-4) was on the ZUFFA chopping block following back-to-back submission losses to Mackens Semerzier and Jim Hettes; however, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 13 contestant was able to right the ship and get back into the win column with a unanimous decision victory over Cole Escovedo earlier this month.
After suffering the first defeat of his mixed martial arts career, a unanimous decision loss to Michael McDonald back in April, Figueroa (8-1) rebounded with a technical knockout stoppage over Jason Reinhardt at UFC on Versus 5 last August.
"El Feroz" has secured the finish in all eight of his victories.
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