Caceres (21-13 MMA, 16-11 UFC) meets Chikadze (14-3 MMA, 7-1 UFC) in Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 225 featured bout at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. The event streams on ESPN+.
“Every fight is always the biggest test of my life,” Caceres told reporters at UFC Fight Night 225 media day. “There is no fight that is less or more than another. I don’t look at it as a progression. I look at it as a doing or just an action that I’m performing in order to see where I’m at in the standings at the moment of time, not anything to do with the future or past.”
Beating Chikadze would give Caceres an opportunity to enter the top 10 featherweight rankings, but he’s not paying too much mind to the standings.
“I feel like rankings are kind of fickle,” Caceres said. “Some people are ranked above their actual station, and I’m here to prove it.”
Caceres’ carefree mentality has helped him go from losing five of seven bouts, to now winning seven of his past eight.
“I took the fight on shorter notice than I would usually take the fight. It’s just I don’t care,” Caceres said. “Let me fight. Let me do the thing that I love to do the most in life. So, I do understand that winning this fight and beating people at higher rankings does push me further and closer to a title shot, but once again, I’m here to prove how good I am to myself and has nothing to do with the accolades and treasures that I can possess in achieving such rankings.”
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