The UFC has made official two more undercard scraps for UFC
Live 5 “Hardy vs. Lytle,”
bringing the total number of
confirmed bouts for the Aug. 14 event to 10.
Lightweight contests pitting Jacob
Volkmann (Pictured) against Danny
Castillo and Paul Taylor
Makdessi were given the go-ahead Saturday for the UFC’s
inaugural trip to Wisconsin. Headlined by a welterweight contest
between Chris Lytle
Hardy, UFC Live 5 will air live on cable network Versus from
the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.
Volkmann, 30, has been on a roll as of late. After dropping his
first two UFC bouts as a welterweight, the former Minnesota Golden
Gopher has won three straight at 155 pounds, outpointing Ronys
Torres, Paul Kelly
and, most recently, Antonio
McKee at UFC 125 on Jan. 1.
One of the WEC’s most highly-regarded alumni, Castillo racked up a
record of 5-3 during his stint in the little blue cage. The
31-year-old Team Alpha Male representative made his UFC debut in
March, earning a decision over former title contender Joe Stevenson
at UFC Live 3.
Taylor has split his last four bouts, fighting only twice in the
last two years. The Brit’s lone effort in 2010 resulted in defeat,
as he was outpointed by Sam Stout at
UFC 121 in November. “Relentless” recovered from the defeat to
knock out Gabe
Ruediger in February, earning his first UFC win since besting
Sobotta in June 2009.
Possessing a tae kwon do background, Makdessi has used a bevy of
unorthodox striking techniques to rack up an undefeated pro record.
The Canadian “Bull” holds a 2-0 Octagon record and was last seen
relieving Kyle Watson
of his consciousness with a spinning backfist at UFC 129.
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