8 Bouts Booked for UFC Live 5 in Milwaukee


Former welterweight title contender Dan Hardy will meet Chris Lytle in the UFC Live 5 main event on Aug. 14 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. Eight fights are now signed for the event, which will air on the Versus network.

Hardy (Pictured; file photo) will carry a three-fight losing streak into the match. The 29-year-old Team Rough House representative last appeared at UFC Fight Night 24 in March, when he came out on the wrong end of a one-sided unanimous decision defeat to Anthony Johnson at the Key Arena in Seattle. A tae kwon do black belt and Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt, Hardy has secured more than half (15) of his 23 professional victories by knockout, technical knockout or submission. Wins over American Kickboxing Academy standout Mike Swick and Pride Fighting Championships veteran Akihiro Gono anchor his resume, which includes a 4-3 mark in the UFC.

Based at the Integrated Fighting Academy in his native Indianapolis, Lytle last competed at UFC 127 in February, when journeyman Brian Ebersole handed him a unanimous decision loss at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia. The defeat snapped his four-fight winning streak. A Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt with professional boxing experience, the 36-year-old has delivered 21 of his 30 mixed martial arts wins by submission. Lytle, a five-time “Fight of the Night” winner, owns notable victories over former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra, Strikeforce veteran Pat Healy and “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 7 alum Matt Brown (twice). His 19 Octagon appearances rank sixth all-time.

Meanwhile, surging lightweight title contender Jim Miller will square off with former WEC champion Benson Henderson in the co-main event.

Miller will enter the cage with momentum to spare, having rattled off seven consecutive wins. The 27-year-old Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt last fought at UFC 128 in March, when he stopped the previously unbeaten Kamal Shalorus on third-round punches at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Miller holds an excellent 9-1 mark in the UFC, with victories over Brazilian prospect Charles Oliveira, “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 5 alum Matt Wiman, “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 6 winner Mac Danzig and American Top Team’s Gleison Tibau. An AMA Fight Club representative, his only career defeats have come to Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard, the UFC’s top two lightweights. In 22 professional outings, Miller has never been finished.

Anchored at the MMA Lab in Glendale, Ariz., Henderson has posted 11 wins in his last 12 appearances. The 27-year-old tae kwon do black belt made his promotional debut at UFC 129 in April, defeating Mark Bocek by unanimous decision at the sold-out Rogers Centre in Toronto. Henderson, who trains under Royce Gracie protégé John Crouch, was a two-time NAIA All-American wrestler at Dana College in Nebraska. More than half (eight) of his 13 career victories have come by submission.

UFC Live 5 will also feature a light heavyweight duel pairing “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 1 finalist Stephan Bonnar with the once-beaten Karlos Vemola, a welterweight matchup pitting “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 7 winner Amir Sadollah against Duane Ludwig and a bantamweight tilt matching Team Alpha Male representative Joseph Benavidez with former WEC champion Eddie Wineland. In addition, three other fights have been signed for the show: C.B. Dollaway vs. Jared Hamman, Leonard Garcia vs. Alex Caceres and Cole Miller vs. T.J. O’Brien.

Dan Hardy vs. Chris Lytle
Jim Miller vs. Benson Henderson
Stephan Bonnar vs. Karlos Vemola
Amir Sadollah vs. Duane Ludwig
C.B. Dollaway vs. Jared Hamman
Leonard Garcia vs. Alex Caceres
Joseph Benavidez vs. Eddie Wineland
Cole Miller vs. T.J. O’Brien
* Jacob Volkmann vs. Danny Castillo
* Jason Reinhardt vs. Edwin Figueroa
* Tom Lawlor vs. Kyle Noke

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