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UFC Phoenix live blog: Alex Caceres vs. Kron Gracie

Alex Caceres faces off with Kron Gracie ahead of their bantamweight bout at UFC Phoenix on Sunday
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC Phoenix live blog for Alex Caceres vs. Kron Gracie, a bantamweight bout at Sunday’s UFC event at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.

Caceres, who makes his 20th UFC appearance, faces Gracie, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu star who will be competing in his first MMA contest since Dec. 31, 2016, on the main card.

Check out the UFC Phoenix live blog below.

Round 1: Keith Peterson the third man in the cage. Caceres using his length to hold Gracie off early. Gracie with a sharp 1-2 and that has Caceres looking to get out of danger. Gracie marching forward and he gets a body lock, Caceres making sure to fight his hand. Back take by Gracie and he has Caceres on the ground. Body triangle by Gracie. Caceres having to fight against a choke, it is in deep. There’s the tap.

Official result: Kron Gracie def. Alex Caceres via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:06 of round one