“The Kryptonite to the Askren Bloodline”- Jorge Masvidal Trolls Chase Hooper and Ben Askren

Published 06/06/2020, 11:34 PM EDT


Las Vegas saw its second UFC event flag off this Saturday at its Apex facility. UFC 250 is turning out to be just as exciting as it promised to be. One bout that fans looked forward to on the preliminary card was Chase Hooper vs Alex Caceres.

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Alex put on a stunning performance as he out struck Hooper 109:60. He also carried out a takedown, compared to 0 takedowns by Hooper, to win the fight via unanimous decision.

Jorge Masvidal took to Twitter to share his views on the fight.

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He wrote, “Miami boys are the kryptonite to the [A]skren bloodline. Good job Alex.”

This, of course, was a jab at both Ben Askren and Chase.

After UFC 245, Ben Askren said Chase Hooper looks like him and is “his son”. Chase Hooper responded positively to the analogy, and their father-son relationship bloomed.

Jul 6, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Jorge Masvidal (red gloves) fights against Ben Askren (blue gloves) at T-Mobile Arena. Jorge Masvidal set a new record for the fastest knockout in UFC history with five seconds. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Taking them both on the same nerve, Masvidal praised Alex for his victory over Cooper. He said that just like he beat Ben Askren, Miami resident Alex, too, beat Hooper to establish that people from Miami always beat “The Askrens.”

Alex Caceres dominates Chase Hooper for victory at UFC 250

Alex took control of the fight as soon as it started. He brought out amazing striking, catching Hooper with clean and efficient jabs for the entirety of the match.

In the first round itself, Alex dropped Hooper as the latter walked right into Alex’s strikes.

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Hooper tried gaining momentum with decent clinches. However, Alex defended Hooper’s takedown attempt and even landed a takedown of his own This, too, helped him in gaining a dominant victory.

Thus, the featherweight round came to an end with an obvious winner. Alex bagged a unanimous win with a clean sweep as the judges scored the fight 30-27.

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With this, Alex handed Hooper his first professional loss. However, this is but a stepping stone in the long career that lies ahead of him.

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