ALEX CACERES VS AUSTIN SPRINGER FACTS
When is UFC Vegas 8? Saturday 29th August, 2020 - 23:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC Vegas 8? APEX Facility, Las Vegas, Nevada (US)
What channel is UFC Vegas 8? BT Sport 1
Where can I stream UFC Vegas 8? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website
For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!
ALEX CACERES VS AUSTIN SPRINGER LOWDOWN
Unfortunately, Giga Chikadze has been struck down by COVID-19 which also gutting as his match-up with Alex Caceres was one of the most intriguing fights on the card. Caceres was then scheduled to fight Kevin Croom but he has now withdrawn opening the door for Austin Springer to make his debut. Far from ideal preparations for Caceres but he will still try and put on a show for his 23rd UFC fight and has a spring back in his step after outpointing Steven Peterson and derailing prospect Chase Hooper with another decision.
Taking the fight on just a few days’ notice is Austin Springer snapping up the opportunity for a UFC debut. He comes in with a promising record of 11-3 coming off two wins although they were two years ago. He knocked out Troy Berglund and his last win was a submission over Chikadze on Dana Whte's Contender Series.
ALEX CACERES VS AUSTIN SPRINGER PREDICTION
Just a couple days to prepare, not fighting in two years and making your UFC debut against Caceres is a tall order but there is no pressure on him which will make him dangerous. Springer has a wrestling base is also a dangerous striker but Caceres is a seasoned pro on the feet, and he is expected to dominate the exchanges by controlling the range and avoiding the takedown.
Winner: Caceres via Decision