Kron Gracie Set To Face Alex Caceres At UFC 233 On Jan. 26 In Anaheim
Last month ESPN reported that UFC is looking to sign a decorated grappler Kron Gracie. Well, that news has become official as promotion welcomes BJJ wizard, Kron Gracie who’ll be making his Octagon debut against featherweight veteran, Alex Caceres at UFC 233 PPV event, from inside Honda Center in Anaheim, California on Jan. 26, 2019. This news first reported by ESPN.
Breaking: UFC has finalized a deal with BJJ wiz Kron Gracie, son of Rickson Gracie. His first fight will be against Alex Caceres at UFC 233 On Jan. 26 in Anaheim. pic.twitter.com/IcLT4K4Gey
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) December 1, 2018
Gracie trains with Diaz brother in Northern California. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu phenom holds a perfect 4-0 record in MMA. All four wins came via submission with three victories came under Rizin banner. Most recently Gracie dismantled UFC veteran and Japanese star Tatsuya Kawajiri.
The former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) contender Caceres last fought back in July where he earns a split decision win over Martin Bravo. Caceres is a 9-9 record since joining the UFC in 2011.
UFC 233 Pay-Per-View (PPV) main headliner features a flyweight title fight between division’s champion Henry Cejudo and current bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw.