UFC on Versus 5 takes place later tonight at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The show will air live on Versus at 9pm ET/6pm PT. The broadcast will be preceded by a prelim special on Facebook at 5:45pm ET/2:45pm PT.
In the main event, Chris Lytle steps into the Octagon for the last time against Dan Hardy.
Jim Miller takes on Ben Henderson in a lightweight bout.
Donald Cerrone meets Charles Oliveira in a lightweight match-up.
Amir Sadollah takes on Duane Ludwig in a welterweight bout.
Results, recap and bonuses after the jump.
- Chris Lytle def. Dan Hardy via Submission (Guillotine) at 4:16 in Round 3
- Ben Henderson def. Jim Miller via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-26)
- Donald Cerrone def. Charles Oliveira via TKO (Punches) at 3:01 in Round 1
- Duane Ludwig def. Amir Sadollah via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Jared Hamman def. C.B. Dollaway via TKO (Punches) at 3:38 in Round 2
- Joseph Benavidez def. Eddie Wineland via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Ed Herman def. Kyle Noke via Submission (Inverted Heel-Hook) at 4:15 in Round 1
- Ronny Markes def. Karlos Vemola via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Jim Hettes def. Alex Caceres via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:12 in Round 2
- Cole Miller def. T.J. O’Brien via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:38 in Round 2
- Jacob Volkmann def. Danny Castillo via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Edwin Figueroa def. Jason Reinhardt via TKO (Strikes) at 0:50 in Round 2
Duane Ludwig vs. Amir Sadollah: TUF winner Sadollah may be pretty good in the Muay Thai department, but Ludwig has more high-level Thai boxing in his stinky discarded hand wraps than Sadollah has in his entire body. Case in point: the technical striking clinic Ludwig put forth to carve off slices of Sadollah like he was a Thanksgiving turkey. Round 1 was all about expert clinch-work and knees, and counter-punching that sent the TUFer stumbling, while Round 2 saw some sweet elbows coming over the top. To his credit, Sadollah kept coming, and though he failed in every takedown attempt, he did manage to turn up the heat when Ludwig slowed noticeably in the final frame. It didn’t matter, though. When time expired, “Bang” to unanimous decision.
Donald Cerrone vs. Charles Oliveira: Not too long ago, Oliveira was hailed as the next big thing in the lightweight division, and with his confident striking and explosive jiu-jitsu, it wasn’t hard ride that hype train for at least a few stops. But the train rolled into the Cerrone station tonight, and woo-wee did it get derailed. Unable to match Cerrone’s power on the feet and unable to even come close to getting the “Cowboy” to the ground, the Brazilian was the “little engine that couldn’t”, and the ending sequence began with Cerrone floored Oliveira with a knee and some punches and finished when Cerrone began dropping bombs with impunity. The official time of the TKO was 3:01 of the first round.
Ben Henderson vs. Jim Miller: Miller may have come into the cage riding one hell of a win streak, but all that momentum meant little when faced with the fury of former WEC champ Henderson. The opening round saw Miller constantly hunting for submissions from the bottom, but every kimura, heelhook and leglock attempt was met with punishment from above, and Henderson kept up the onslaught relentlessly throughout the next two rounds. Miller scored one knockdown in an exchange in the third; however, it did little to dilute the bloody dominance, and the clocked ticked down to zero with Miller winging Hail Mary bolos that hit air. Hendersontook the unquestionable unanimous decision when the judges’ scores were tallied.
Dan Hardy vs. Chris Lytle: Yesterday, Lytle handed in his resignation letter, saying he was thankful for a long and satisfying career, but it was time to retire. Tonight, he and Brit bad boy Hardy let it all hang out in a fitting send-off for the well-rounded American slugger. From the outset their bout was an experiment in head trauma, with both men pressing knuckles to dome over and over again for nearly three full rounds. It was sheer brutality – Hardy stumbling him twice with his ace countering ability, Lytle repeatedly knocking his opponent’s head back with a lead hook. Perhaps sensing he was behind on the cards, Hardy changed his mode of attack late in the third and shot for a takedown – a fatal mistake, as the jiu-jitsu black belt easily sunk a guillotine and secured the tap out at 4:16 of the frame. As swan songs go, Lytle couldn’t have asked for anything better.
Submission of the Night: Chris Lytle
Knockout of the Night: Donald Cerrone
Fight of the Night: Dan Hardy vs. Chris Lytle