Up-to-the-minute news about the fight card for UFC on Versus 5, taking place August 14 at Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI.
UFC President Dana White announced a change to next week's UFC on Versus card today.
“Leonard Garcia is out with an injury, so newly signed prospect Jim Hettes is taking his place vs Alex “Bruce Leroy” Caceres on August 14 in Milwaukee," said White. "Hettes is undefeated as a pro and has finished all opponents by submission. Caceres has also never gone the distance. Both fighters have verbally agreed to the bout.”
Herman in for Injured Lawlor vs. Noke
Coming off of his blitzkrieg victory over Tim Credeur in June, Ed "Short Fuse" Herman will return to action in August. Herman has agreed to replace the injured Tom Lawlor against Aussie Kyle Noke August 14 in Milwaukee, Dana White confirmed today.
The middleweight bout will pit Herman, a TUF 3 standout, against TUF 11's Noke, who's gone 3-0 in the UFC since the show ended.
Makdessi vs. Taylor Off; Now Cerrone vs. Oliveira updated July 6
Days after Donald Cerrone replaced an injured John Makdessi on the Milwaukee fight card, Makdessi's original opponent Paul Taylor has also been injured.
Charles Oliveira, fresh off his Fight of the Night performance June 26, will step in to fight Donald Cerrone on August 14. Cerrone - no stranger to Fight of the Night bonuses himself - also turned in a dominant win in June, his at UFC 131 over Vagner Rocha.
Cerrone in for Makdessi vs. Taylor updated June 27
Due to injury, John Makdessi has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming bout against Brit Paul Taylor. Stepping in for “The Bull” will be Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, who’s coming off a one-sided win over Wagner Rocha at UFC 131. Dana White confirmed today that verbal agreements are in for the new lightweight bout.
Newcomer Markes Steps in for Bonnar against Vemola updated June 17
With Stephan Bonnar sidelined by injury, 11-1 Brazilian newcomer Ronny Markes has verbally agreed to step up to the plate to face Karlos Vemola on August 14th's UFC on Versus card in Milwaukee.
Kyle Noke vs. Filthy Tom in Milwaukee updated June 1
Two fan favorites from TUF seasons past will face off in a middleweight bout this summer. Dana White confirmed today that Aussie Kyle Noke and "Filthy" Tom Lawlor have agreed to meet at UFC on Versus 5. Both men are coming off solid wins - Lawlor decisioned Patrick Cote last fall at UFC 121, while Noke scored Submission of the Night at UFC 127 in Sydney.
"Bruce Leroy" Gets Garcia in Milwaukee updated May 25
The Ultimate Fighter 12's Alex "Bruce Leroy" Caceres will look for his first UFC win on August 14th in Milwaukee, when he faces veteran action hero Leonard "Bad Boy" Garcia in a bout verbally agreed to late Tuesday night.
Benavidez vs. Wineland On
Two bantamweight powerhouses will go at it as Joseph Benavidez and Eddie Wineland have verbally agreed to face each other at the UFC on Versus show, confirmed Dana White today. Both WEC vets are coming off three-round battles at UFC 128 and recently sat next to one another at the UFC Fighter Summit.
Hamman Debuts at 185 Against Dollaway this August updated May 23
After back-to-back Fight of the Night awards, Jared Hamman will test the waters at 185 pounds this August 14th against former Ultimate Fighter finalist CB Dollaway.
“Two time Fight of the Night winner Jared ‘The Messenger’ Hamman has verbally agreed to face two time Submission of the Night winner CB ‘The Doberman’ Dollaway in his middleweight debut August 14 in Milwaukee,” said UFC President Dana White.
Reinhardt makes Bantam debut against Figueroa
Veteran Jason Reinhardt will test bantamweight waters this summer when he battles 135-pound prospect Edwin Figueroa on the UFC on Versus card in Milwaukee.
“Jason Reinhardt and Edwin Figueroa have verbally agreed to face each other in a bantamweight bout, August 14th in Milwaukee," said UFC President Dana White. "With 20 wins, Reinhardt has never gone the distance and Figueroa is coming off a sensational “Fight of The Night” performance against Michael McDonald.”
Bombs Away as Lytle Faces Hardy in Milwaukee
Welterweight sluggers Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy and Chris "Lights Out" Lytle will go to war in the main event of August 14th's UFC on Versus card in Milwaukee. The bout was verbally agreed to by both parties and is likely to be one of the most exciting of 2011.
Castillo vs. Volkmann on its way to Milwaukee
UFC President Dana White has announced another intriguing matchup for the August 14th event in Milwaukee, as two lightweight up and comers collide.
Miller/Bendo, Bonnar/Vemola Coming in August
Verbal agreements are in for an August matchup between two of the top lightweights in the UFC as former WEC champion Ben Henderson takes on highly ranked Jim Miller, who is currently riding a seven-fight win streak.
Earlier in the day, White confirmed that Stephan Bonnar will try to score his third win in a row against when he battles European standout Karlos Vemola at the same event, taking place August 14 in Milwaukee.
“Verbal agreements are in for an August matchup between Karlos Vemola and Stephan Bonnar," said UFC President Dana White. "Vemola is an extremely powerful wrestler with heavy hands while Bonnar is very well rounded and known for his incredible ability to take punishment and keep coming forward.”
Two Announced for UFC on VS Event in August
This August’s UFC on Versus event is starting to take shape, with UFC President Dana White announcing two bouts that have been verbally agreed to for the show, which will take place on a date and at a venue to be announced.
“A match that has a shot at being ‘Fight of the Night’ has been verbally agreed to for UFC On Versus this August, as Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig and Ultimate Fighter winner Amir Sadollah will throw down,” said White. “Verbal agreements are also in for a battle of submission specialists as ‘The Spider’ TJ O’Brien will face Cole ‘Magrinho’ Miller.”