The UFC officially announced today their August 14th event at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: UFC on Versus 5, which be televised live on Versus, and headlined by a welterweight bout between Chris Lytle and Dan Hardy, with a co-main event pitting Jim Miller against Ben Henderson:
British welterweight star Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy made it no secret that he wanted his next fight to be against fellow knockout artist Chris "Lights Out" Lytle. On Sunday, Aug. 14, live from Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Hardy gets his wish, as the Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today its first-ever card in Wisconsin.
Hardy and Lytle, two of the 170-pound division’s most devastating strikers, will collide in the main event, while lightweight contenders Jim Miller and Ben "Smooth" Henderson go to war in a bout that will determine which fighter moves one step closer to a shot at the title. Plus, light heavyweight star Stephan Bonnar returns to the Octagon® to battle the menacing Karlos Vemola and Amir Sadollah and Duane Ludwig engage in an exciting welterweight bout.
"Dan Hardy and Chris Lytle want to stand toe-to-toe until someone falls and that’s a recipe for an outstanding fight," UFC President Dana White said. "This is the fight both guys wanted, so the fans in Milwaukee are in for a treat. The Miller-Henderson fight should be equally exciting since both guys love to come forward and press the action. We can’t wait to host our first event in Wisconsin this summer."
The current card:
Main Card (on Versus):
-Dan Hardy vs. Chris Lytle (welterweight)
-Jim Miller vs. Ben Henderson (lightweight)
-Stephan Bonnar vs. Karlos Vemola (light heavyweight)
-Amir Sadollah vs. Duane Ludwig (welterweight)
-Joseph Benavidez vs. Eddie Wineland (bantamweight)
-C.B. Dollaway vs. Jared Hamman (middleweight)
-Leonard Garcia vs. Alex Caceres (featherweight)
-Cole Miller vs. T.J. O'Brien (lightweight)
-Tom Lawlor vs. Kyle Noke (middleweight)
-Jacob Volkmann vs. Danny Castillo (lightweight)
-Edwin Figueroa vs. Jason Reinhardt (bantamweight)
Tickets for the event go on sale June 11th, with pre-sales for UFC Fight Club and newsletter subscribers on June 9th and 10th, respectively.