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Vegan MMA fighter Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres recently won $100K after being awarded “fight of the night” and “submission of the night”. Ceres fought Sergio Pettis on UFC on Fox 10. According to Sherdog.com:
“The Ultimate Fighter” Season 12 alum submitted prized Roufusport prospect Sergio Pettis with a third-round rear-naked choke at UFC on Fox 10 on Saturday at the United Center in Chicago. Pettis (10-1, 1-1 UFC) tapped out 4:39 into round three, as he tasted defeat for the first time as a professional.
Caceres (10-5, 5-3 UFC) appeared to be outgunned and a step slow through the first five minutes, as “The Phenom” peppered him with an array of punches and kicks. However, everything changed in the second round, where Caceres floored the 20-year-old Milwaukee native with a searing straight left. Pettis seemed out of sorts from that point forward. – Sherdog.com
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Caceres speakes about his vegan diet at length in a recent interview for The MMA Digest.