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UFC Vegas 41 Costa vs Vettori: Alex Caceres vs Choi Seung-Woo Prediction, Stats and Fight Analysis

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Alex Caceres vs Choi Seung-Woo

Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori will lock heads in the main event of the UFC Vegas 41 which will be taking place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. In the preliminary card, UFC have placed a massive featherweight fight, where the veteran Alex Caceres will be taking on Choi Seung-Woo.

Alex Caceres (18-12-1) is currently on the best win streak of his long-running UFC career, dating back to 2012. “Bruce LeeRoy” kicked off his four-fight win streak by defeating Steven Peterson in 2019. Next, he derailed Chase Hooper’s hype train and then submitted Austin Springer to go 2-0 in 2020. In his most recent win, Caceres snapped Kevin Croom’s win streak back in February.

Choi Seung-Woo (10-3) has been on a roll since dropping his first two UFC fights. The South Korean is 2-0 in 2021 already. In February, he defeated Youssef Zalal via unanimous decision, and then most recently in June, he defeated Julian Erosa via TKO, getting his first UFC finish.

Alex Caceres vs Choi Seung-Woo Stats

Alex Caceres

Win/Losses: 18/12

Height/Reach: 5 ft 10 inches/ 73 inches

Stance: Southpaw

Choi Seung-Woo

Win/Losses: 10/3

Height/Reach: 6 ft 0 inches/ 74 inches

Stance: Orthodox

 

Alex Caceres vs Choi Seung-Woo Fight Breakdown and Prediction

Alex Caceres often goes by the name “Bruce Leeroy” for a reason. His base is in traditional martial arts and his wide arsenal of traditional techniques make this evident. Often he will throw hook kicks, spinning attacks and demonstrate a set of creativity in the octagon.

Choi Seung-Woo’s style in comparison is much more by the book. He is a range striker who utilizes his reach well and has explosive and powerful hands. He has a good technical kicking game but his hands are by far more dangerous. The straight right is probably his best shot, but even if it misses, a wicked left hook normally follows.

Both of these men spend more time defending takedowns than pursuing them, so this has the makings of a stand up scrap. In particular, all of Caceres’s recent victories came against grappling specialists, and that reads like a problem here.

Even after all these years, Caceres still gets caught leaning back with his hands low, and Choi has the skills to capitalize. Choi is coming off a pretty brutal win over a lanky, defense-second volume striker; expect another one here.

Alex Caceres vs Choi Seung-Woo Prediction: Choi Seung-Woo via decision

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