Hard-punching featherweight Leonard
Garcia has fallen to injury and will be unable to compete
Caceres at UFC
Live 5. Competing in Garcia's stead will be undefeated Octagon
newcomer Jim Hettes
(pictured), the promotion announced Tuesday.
Headlined by a welterweight clash between sluggers Dan Hardy and
Lytle, UFC Live 5 goes down Aug. 14 from the Bradley Center in
Milwaukee. Also featuring an important lightweight confrontation
between Jim Miller
Henderson, the event marks the UFC's inaugural visit to
Hettes has yet to taste defeat as a pro. The featherweight competed
four times in 2009 and maintained his active schedule in the
following year, competing thrice in 2010. Hettes has thus far only
fought once this year, earning a submission victory over Jacob
Kirwan in his most recent performance on July 16. Hettes has
never gone the distance and has forced each of his eight career
victims to submit inside of two rounds.
Caceres, 23, made his mark by competing on the 12th season of “The
Ultimate Fighter.” Known to fans of the reality series as “Bruce
Leroy,” Caceres hit a rough patch after beginning his career a
perfect 4-0. The lanky featherweight has lost three of his last
four dating back to 2009, most recently falling in his Octagon
debut against Mackens
Semerzier at Fight Night 24 in March.
Like Hettes, Caceres has never seen the judges' scorecards; he
holds all four of his career wins by knockout or submission.