Alex Caceres, a.k.a. “Bruce Leroy”, is way more colorful than skilled, but thankfully, he’s just skilled enough to be a threat in the Octagon. This is why we saw him headline a UFC last year opposite Yair Rodriguez, and why we’ve been seeing him in the UFC since TUF 12.
Rolando Dy is a UFC rookie with a Muay Thai background, and clearly he’s a softball being tossed at Caceres so the American can get a decent hit.
The opening round has Caceres dancing and flicking out kicks, while Dy stays firmly in a kickboxing stance returning fire. But that firm stance erodes the minute Caceres starts pegging him with punches – so many punches that Dy simply shells up and eats them. A high-kick and more punches send Dy to the floor, and in a flash he’s defending the choke. The round ends with them on their feet, but man, what dominance by Caceres.
Round 2 has Dy clearly squinting and trying to signal the ref about it, but the ref tells him to go screw so they fight – and Dy is actually able to gain back lost ground, countering Caceres’ kicks and punches and earn points. At one point, Dy even nearly takes Caceres’ back, and the horn sounds with the American going for a Superman punch.
Unfortunately, Dy is a cyclops, and though the doctor says “Sure, let him continue – we don’t need two eyes to live productive lives,” the ref waves the bout off.
Results: Alex Caceres def. Rolando Dy via TKO (Ref Stoppage due to Eye Injury) at 5:00, R2