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Kron Gracie vs Alex Caceres
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Written by Rome G. Lytton IV
"Once Kron gets his back, Renzo flashes through my head. He uses the same inside hook with his right leg to drag Caceres to the mat and take full control of his back."
Kron Gracie made his UFC debut on Sunday against Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres, a tricky fighter with an unorthodox style and 19 Octagon appearances. The angle is simple: Will Kron live up to the hype, honor his family name and show the world that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is still the most dominant martial art in the world? No pressure or anything.
The fighters meet in the center of the cage and test the waters. Gracie showcases some boxing and looks comfortable on his feet, not worried about Caceres taking him down. Caceres throws some combinations in return; he can’t let Gracie get too confident this early. Gracie closes the distance during the exchange and shoots in for a body lock. In the scramble, Gracie ducks under Caceres’ right arm and controls him from the back.
Once Kron gets his back, Renzo flashes through my head. He uses the same inside hook with his right leg to drag Caceres to the mat and take full control of his back. Caceres has fallen in quicksand, and he’s sinking slowly. After some brief hand fighting, Gracie sinks in the RNC and submits Caceres (R1, 2:05) for his first win in the promotion his family helped create over 25 years ago.