Update: Alex Caceres wins by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
An undefeated 20-year-old featherweight looks to continue his path towards stardom against a 10-year UFC veteran when Chase Hooper faces Alex Caceres at UFC 250 on Saturday, June 6th from UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Hooper is 9-0-1 in his MMA career with seven stoppages. He won a development deal at Dana White’s Contender Series at just age 18, and made his octagon debut at UFC 245 in December with a first-round TKO of Daniel Teymur. Even with another win on Saturday, he wouldn’t be legal to crack open a beer to celebrate.
Caceres is a 31-year-old veteran with a 15-2-1 record, and has been in the UFC since March of 2011. He’s never fought for a belt in his 22 matchups in the promotion, but “Bruce Leeroy” can win a number of ways with eight stoppages and seven decision victories. His 75% takedown accuracy might mean he’ll want to fight this one on the mat if he can get there.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Alex Caceres vs. Chase Hooper at UFC 250 on June 6th.
Money line odds
Alex Caceres: Opened at +100, now at +143
Chase Hooper: Opened at -125, now at -180
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