The second bout of the day featured Alex Caceres’s younger brother Jose.
175lb Catch Weight; Jose Caceres (7-5) vs Walber Brito (6-5)
Round 1: Caceres is extremely lanky and eats a hard right from Walber, but answers with a leg kick but then eats a hard left hand. Brito forces Jose against the fence but Caceres reverses, they work off the cage and meet in the center. Jose lands a left then right followed by a body kick but eats a right hand. Walber doesn’t enjoy that and works for a take down, he fails the attempt and absorbs a left and a right body kick. Brito lands an over hand right and finally gets a take down, and Caceres transitions to guard and maintains this position until the round ends.
Round 2: Jose lands a side kick to the body of Brito, and Walber works for a take down again. Caceres reverses and lands in guard along the fence where he lands brutal elbows that snap Brito’s head back then he works for mount. He switches to north-south position but is reversed and Brito gains side mount, but in a remarkable roll, Jose gains mount for a brief moment until Brito gets into guard again. Caceres receives a cut that starts bleeding heavily but locks in a triangle choke with less than 10 tics left in the round and Brito hangs on for the 2nd round bell.
Round 3: Brito lands an early leg kick, and a stat shows that Jose has landed 30 ground strikes to Brito’s goose egg. Both start throwing wild punches and Jose is caught with a winging left and is rocked, he ducks his head and lands a hard right cross but is taken down. Walter gains north-south position then goes back into side control, Caceres utilizes his flexibility and takes over side mount then goes back into guard and pounds on Brito’s sides until round 3 and the fight ends.
Official Decision: Jose Caceres def. Walber Brito via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)