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Artem Lobov vs. Alex Caceres Added To UFC 223

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 19: (L-R) Artem Lobov of Russia celebrates with teammate and UFC champion Conor McGregor after his featherweight bout against Teruto Ishihara during the UFC Fight Night at the SSE Arena on November 19, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Lobov defeated Ishihara by unanimous-decision. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

It was first reported by  MMAfighting.com today that a fight between featherweights Artem Lobov and Alex Caceres has now been added to Brooklyn’s UFC 223 pay-per-view card. Both fighters have a similar professional record and will enter the octagon looking to rebound from their recent losses.

Lobov (13-14-1, 1 NC) has been on the UFC roster since 2015, he has won two of his six fights with the promotion and will look to put his two-fight losing streak behind. Caceres (13-11, 1 NC), on the other hand, has been with the promotion since 2010 and has won two of his last five fights. His most recent fight took place in China at UFC Fight Night 122 against UFC debutant Guan Wang, he lost the fight via unanimous decision.

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UFC 223 takes place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY this coming April 7. The event will see current lightweight interim champion  Tony Ferguson facing the biggest prospect in MMA, Khabib Nurmagomedov. Meanwhile, it will also feature a rematch between women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas and the former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

UFC 223 So Far

Title Fight – Tony Ferguson (IC) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Title Fight – Rose Namajunas(C)vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Al Iaquinta vs. Paul Felder

Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Felice Herrig

Joe Lauzon vs. Chris Gruetzemacher

Anthony Pettis vs. Michael Chiesa

Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno

Bec Rawlings vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith

Artem Lobov vs. Alex Caceres

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