Two featherweight contenders have agreed to fight March 12.

Longtime UFC fighter Alex Caceres will face off against Sodiq Yusuff at the UFC Fight Night event, which is expected to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Two people with knowledge of the targeted booking confirmed Monday to MMA Junkie that verbal agreements are in place but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement. News of the matchup first surfaced in a recent interview Caceres did with The Schmo.

Caceres (18-12 MMA, 13-10 UFC) joined the UFC in 2011. Despite his longevity, he’s on the longest winning streak of his professional career having racked up consecutive victories over Steven Peterson, Chase Hooper, Austin Springer, Kevin Croom, and Seung Woo Choi.

Yusuff (11-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will look to bounce back from his first promotional loss, an April 2021 unanimous decision defeat to Arnold Allen. Prior to the loss, Yusuff defeated Suman Mokhtarian, Sheymon Moraes, Gabriel Benitez, and Andre Fili to kick off his UFC tenure.

With the addition the UFC Fight Night lineup for March 12 includes:

Magomed Ankalaev vs. Thiago Santos
Marlon Moraes vs. Yadong Song
Alex Pereira vs. Bruno Silva
Guido Cannetti vs. Kris Moutinho
Javid Basharat vs. Trevin Jones
Cody Brundage vs. Dalcha Lungiambula
Josh Culibao vs. Damon Jackson
Mandy Bohm vs. Sabina Mazo
Alex Caceres vs. Sodiq Yusuff


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