One of the most charismatic contestants on last season’s “The Ultimate Fighter” will finally get his shot to compete in the UFC. According to MMAJunkie, Alex Caceres will make his big league debut against Mackens Semerzier at “UFC Fight Night 24” on March 26th.
“Bruce Leroy” was originally set to face fellow castmate Nam Phan at “The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale,” but was injured during training which prevented him from making the appointment.
His injury could be considered a blessing in disguise for Phan, who was rather impressive against fan-favorite Leonard Garcia that evening. Unfortunately for the Vietnamese-American, he was robbed of an obvious decision victory.
Semerzier is currently on the wrong end of a three-fight skid. The WEC transfer will get one last chance to make a lasting impression with his new bosses.
Although Caceres competed at lightweight during his run on TUF 12, his bout with Semerzier will take place at 145-pounds,.
“UFC Fight Night 24” will be headlined by a light heavyweight showdown between former 205-pound champion Tito Ortiz and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.