What a night of fights tonight at UFC on Versus 5: Hardy vs. Lytle! Live inside the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin the 24 men that competed tonight put on a great show for the MMA fans. From top to bottom the card had a little bit of everything, from solid debuts to veterans going out on top.
Facebook started the night off with eight bouts, five ending within the first two rounds. Jimy Hettes brushed off some early UFC jitters in his debut to score an impressive 2nd round submission victory over Alex Caceres.
The main card was highlighted by the UFC veteran of 21 fights, Chris Lytle retiring in grand fashion with a third round submission win over Dan Hardy. Their bout was a back and forth slugfest that’s earned the two “Fight of the Night” honors. Along with the fight of the night bonus, Lytle’s late third round submission also earned him “Submission of the Night” bonus, for a sweet $130k in bonuses.
Preliminary card (Facebook):
135 lbs.: Edwin Figueroa vs. Jason Reinhardt – Edwin Figueroa by 2nd rd. TKO
155 lbs.: Danny Castillo vs. Jacob Volkmann – Jacob Volkman by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
155 lbs.: Cole Miller vs. T.J. O’Brien – Cole Miller by 1st rd. Submission (Guillotine)
145 lbs.: Alex Caceres vs. Jimy Hettes – Jimy Hettes by 2nd rd. Submission (rear naked choke)
205 lbs.: Karlos Vemola vs. Ronny Markes – Ronny Markes by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
185 lbs.: Ed Herman vs. Kyle Noke – Ed Herman by 1st rd. Submission (heel hook)
135 lbs.: Joseph Benavidez vs. Eddie Wineland – Joseph Benavidez Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
185 lbs.: C.B. Dollaway vs. Jared Hamman – Jared Hamman by 2nd rd TKO
Main card (Versus):
170 lbs.: Duane Ludwig vs. Amir Sadollah – Duane Ludwig by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
155 lbs.: Donald Cerrone vs. Charles Oliveira – Donald Cerrone by 1st rd. TKO [KO of the Night]
155 lbs.: Ben Henderson vs. Jim Miller – Ben Henderson by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-26)
170 lbs.: Dan Hardy vs. Chris Lytle – Chris Lytle by 3rd rd. Submission (Guillotine) [Fight of the Night] [Submission of the Night]
Fighters Bonuses earned $65k each.