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UFC Phoenix results: Kron Gracie submits Alex Caceres in opening round

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

In year 26 of the UFC, we’re right back where we started: A Gracie choking out an opponent in short order.

The last is Kron Gracie, who made short work of Alex Caceres in his UFC debut on the main card of UFC Phoenix. A rear-naked choke got the job done in the featherweight fight at 2:06 of the opening round.

“I think it’s just what I do everyday,” Gracie said. “Pretty basic for me.”

It was as basic as this: Gracie got the best of “Bruce Leeroy” in the standup exchanges, executed a textbook takedown, and then swiftly transitioned into position for the RNC. Caceres soon found himself with no choice but to tap.

With the victory, Gracie, a 2013 ADCC gold medalist, improved to 5-0. He previously competed in RIZIN, where all four of his fights were first-round submissions. Caceres (14-12, 1 NC), in his 20th official UFC bout, has now lost two of his past three.