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.
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