Delorme Looks for Stunning Victory Over Caceres at UFC 165 in Toronto
Winnipeg’s own Roland “Stunning” Delorme has booked his next trip to the Octagon. Delorme will meet Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres at UFC 165 in Toronto. The Bantamweight matchup was confirmed on the UFC Canada Facebook page and the bout is expected to take place on the preliminary portion of the card.
Roland Delorme enters the bout undefeated (officially) in his UFC career going 3-0 with one no contest. Canada’s #4 ranked Bantamweight last fought in front of his hometown crowd in Winnipeg at UFC 161 where he picked up a Unanimous Decision victory over Edwin Figueroa. After winning his way into the house on TUF 14, Delorme was defeated in the opening round by eventual finalist TJ Dillashaw. Delorme was given a shot on the Finale show where he defeated Josh Ferguson by rear naked choke and followed that up with an upset of fellow Canadian Nick Denis also by rear naked choke. Delorme’s lone defeat was eventually overturned by the Calgary commission when Francisco Rivera failed his UFC 149 drug test.
Alex Caceres, also a veteran of the Ultimate Fighter series, appeared on TUF 12: GSP vs. Koscheck. Caceres competed as a Lightweight as a part of Team GSP. Caceres also won his way into the house and defeated Jeff Lentz to advance to the quarter finals where he was eliminated by eventual show winner Michael Johnson. Despite being eliminated from the show, Caceres was signed to a UFC contract where he made his debut at Featherweight and subsuquently lost a pair of fights to Mackens Semerzier and Jim Hettes before dropping to his current weight. Caceres rebounded, winning four of his last five although his most recent victory was overturned when he tested positive for Marijuana after defeating Kyung Ho Kang at UFC on Fuel TV in Japan.
The Bantamweight matchup joins a pair of Title fights on the card with Jon Jones defending his Light Heavyweight Title against Alexander Gustafsson and Renan Barao defending the Interim Bantamweight Title against Eddie Wineland. Also on the card will be a slew of Canadian talent including Francis Carmont vs. Costas Philippou, Mike Ricci vs. Myles Jury, Ivan Menjiver vs. “Kid” Yamamoto, Chris Clements vs. Stephen Thompson, Mitch Gagnon vs. Dustin Kimura, John Makdessi vs. Renee Fortee and Mark Bocek vs. Michel Prazeres.