Kevin Croom will look for his first UFC win on February 27th when fighting Alex Caceres on a “Fight Night” card. Danny Segura and Nolan King of MMA Junkie were the first to report the story.
The fight joins a card that does not have a confirmed location as of yet.
Croom had a quick UFC debut in September, stopping Roosevelt Roberts in less than a minute with a guillotine choke. That fight was later overturned after the Nevada Athletic Commission found marijuana in Croom’s drug test. Croom entered the fight on a three-fight win streak from 2019 to 2020 outside of the promotion.
Caceres had a strong 2020, picking up two wins in the year. He handed Chase Hooper his first loss as a pro in June, defeating him via decision at UFC 250.
Caceres defeated Austin Springer with a first-round rear naked choke finish in August. Springer stepped in for Giga Chikadze, who withdrew from the fight on short notice.
The featherweight bout joins a card that is currently scheduled to have a light heavyweight main event between Dominick Reyes and Jiri Prochakza. Here are the bouts that have been reported for the card.
Bout 7: Dominick Reyes (12-2) vs. Jiri Prochazka (27-3-1) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 6: Alonzo Menifield (9-2) vs. William Knight (9-1) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 5: Alexis Davis (19-10) vs. Sabina Mazo (9-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 4: Raphael Assuncao (27-8) vs. Raoni Barcelos (16-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 3: Emily Whitmire (4-4) vs. Hannah Cifers (10-7) (Strawweight)
Bout 2: Randy Brown (12-4) vs. Alex Oliveria (22-9-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 1: Alex Caceres (17-12) vs. Kevin Croom (21-12) (Featherweight)