LAS VEGAS – Alex Caceres beat Chase Hooper with a unanimous decision Saturday to close out the preliminary card at UFC 250 in Las Vegas.

Take a look inside the fight with Caceres, who handed Hooper the first loss of his pro career.

Result: Alex Caceres def. Chase Hooper via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Updated records: Caceres (16-12 MMA, 11-10 UFC), Hooper (9-1-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC)
Key stat: Caceres won the striking battle 109-60 and landed 64 percent of his strikes.

Caceres on the fight’s key moment

“Every time I touched him to the body, he felt it. I dropped him in the first round, so I knew that he had to respect my power after that.”

Caceres on worrying about Hooper’s ground game

“This fight, I feel like we did put on a show – but I was a little bit more cautious with my kicks and all the flying techniques because I knew that’s what he wanted. He wanted to go to the ground and dominate there. He felt strong there and I knew he wasn’t getting tired there. But I knew every time he had to stand up and face me again with the hands, he was gassing out.”

Caceres on what he wants next

“I would like to have more exciting fights. I would like to have a striker next time because I like to put on a show for the fans and everything. … I just want to let everyone know that I’m here to stay. I’ve been here for a very long time and I’ve got a long ways to go.”

To hear more from Caceres, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.