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Alex Caceres will look to resume his latest winning streak in early 2021.
A veteran of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Caceres has been booked to fight Kevin Croom in a featherweight bout at UFC Fight Night on Feb. 27. The location for the event has yet to be announced.
Two people with knowledge of the situation informed MMA Junkie of the booking Monday but asked to remain anonymous since the UFC has yet to make an announcement.
Both Caceres (17-12 MMA, 12-10 UFC) and Croom (21-12 MMA, 0-0 UFC) have been linked to fight in the past.
Croom was briefly scheduled to fight Caceres for his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 175 in August, but was forced to withdraw from the bout and replaced by Austin Springer, whom Caceres defeated via submission.
The 30-year-old Croom later made his UFC debut in September, upsetting Roosevelt Roberts with a guillotine choke 31 seconds into the fight. Croom’s impressive win was later overturned to a no contest by the Nevada Athletic Commission after he tested positive for marijuana.
Meanwhile, Caceres is enjoying one of the best runs of his UFC career now riding a three-fight wining streak. Caceres is 4-1 in his past five UFC outings.
With the addition to the card, the Feb. 27 UFC Fight Night lineup now includes:
Dominick Reyes vs. Jiri Prochazka
Raphael Assuncao vs. Raoni Barcelos
William Knight vs. Alonzo Menifield
Alexis Davis vs. Sabina Mazo
Randy Brown vs. Alex Oliveira
Hannah Cifers vs. Emily Whitmire
Alex Caceres vs. Kevin Croom