Rolando Gabriel Dy, the son of former legendary boxer Rolando Navarette entered the UFC cage for the first time against a UFC veteran and a fighter that is looking to get back to the winning column.
Alex Caceres lost his last two fights and is looking to redeem himself against Rolando Dy.
The fight was fast and furious as both fighters enganged in back and forth action with Caceres getting the upper hand by taking advantage of his longer lanky arms. Rolando was hit with some heavy punches to the face and the body but was unfazed and was willing to engage some more.
Dy suffered an injury to his right eye due to a punch that trickled in to his eyeball. The referee allowed the fight to continue with the advise of doctor. At this point, either Dy is not able to see in one eye or he is having double vision.
With circumstances against his favor, Dy continuous to engage in a striking battle against Caceres who was taking advantage of the situation by fighting outside and hitting and positioning himself on the injured eye of Rolando.
At the end of round 2, and with obvious discomfort in his eyes, Rolando Dy was checked again by the doctor and was given a go ahead to fight but the referee saw something else declared the fight over.
Rolando Dy lost his first UFC fight via TKO at the end of round 2.
Credit to Rolando Dy for obliging to continue to fight but since its his first fight in the UFC, the referee needed to ensure that young fighters like him will be able to fight another day.