MMA Odds and Ends for Wednesday: Artem Lobov vs Alex Caceres booked for UFC 223


Lobov vs Caceres at UFC 223

MMA Fighting is reporting that a featherweight contest has been scheduled between Artem Lobov and Alex Caceres at UFC 223 in Brooklyn on April 7th. Lobov (13-14-1, 1 NC) is on a two-fight losing streak, most recently dropping a pair of decisions to Cub Swanson and Andre Fili. Caceres (13-11, 1 NC) most recently lost a split decision to Wang Guan and has lost three of four bouts. This could very well be a loser leaves town contest.

Look for Caceres to open as a betting favorite, but he'll have to protect his chin against Lobov's power on the feet.

Here's an updated look at the fight card:

UFC 223

155 lb. title: Tony Ferguson (ic) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
115 lb. title: Rose Namajunas (c) vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk
115 lbs.: Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Felice Herrig
155 lbs.: Al Iaquinta vs. Paul Felder
155 lbs.: Joe Lauzon vs. Chris Gruetzemacher
125 lbs.: Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno
155 lbs.: Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis
145 lbs.: Alex Caceres vs. Artem Lobov

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Brian Hemminger has been involved in MMA since 2007, and is highly regarded for his well-researched and knowledgeable interviews. He has hosted The Verbal Submission MMA podcast for three years and was a staff writer at MMAmania.com from 2011 to 2013 with an extensive background in live coverage, fight previews and post-fight analysis.