rodriguez vs caceres headerExpect complete chaos in the cage come Saturday night.

Predicting fights can be like predicting the lottery, except you get none of the pay off if you win (assuming you haven’t placed several large bets that is). Predicting what will happen when Yair Rodriguez and Alex Caceres battle on Saturday night is nearly impossible. But like always I will pick a winner and have a fifty-fifty chance of getting things all right or all wrong. But the fun may not even be the result of the fight itself. More likely all the fun will occur during the middle of the bout where these two wild men are sure to throw everything but the kitchen sink at each other. Yair Rodriguez is the type of fighter that you sit back, watch, and wait for something spectacular to happen. Coming from a taekwondo background, Rodriguez loves throwing kicks and doesn’t mind falling to his back because of it. He is a confident young man who believes in his striking and ground game so much that he’ll take the risks that other fighters won’t. Though many of his movements may seem random, Rodriguez does try to set up many of his strikes. The problem with the young man could be just that, his youth. When he throws set ups it’s never done so long enough to get the opponent biting something in particular to get set up for the real fight ending strike. He does set things up but many of the times he rushes things hoping to finish the fight as soon as possible. His lack of a boxing game is also a weakness that needs address. Fighting in the pocket for Rodriguez is not at all where he wants to be. Which is exactly why Alex Caceres needs to get this fight into boxing range. When opponents allow Rodriguez to have space he is a dynamic striker with some wild, high flying attacks that can put anyone to sleep. Rather than give Rodriguez the space and time to be creative, Caceres should stay in his face and out box his opponent with his superior hand skills. While Caceres can fight long at times, this isn’t the fight to do it. Though a wild fight may seem to favor Yair, Alex Caceres is a fighter who works well in similar kinds of bouts and both men thrive on be unpredictable in their approach. Caceres has the experience advantage in this fight, but that may or may not even come into play. Expect a back and forth battle between two wild strikers most likely ending with a second round TKO for Yair Rodriguez. Who do you think will win Saturday night? Let us know by hitting up our comments below or head on over to our official Facebook and Twitter.

Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his Twitter and Facebook to keep up with his antics.

Jonathan Salmon
Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.