Alex

Alex "Bruce Leroy" Caceres

In what will be the UFC’s next to last live fight card on Versus – the sports network will be changing its name to NBC Sports on Jan. 2, 2012 – Leonard Garcia has been forced off next week’s UFC on Versus 5 fight card in Milwaukee, Wis.

Octagon newbie Jim Hettes will take his place against Alex Caceres.

“Leonard Garcia is out with an injury, so newly signed prospect Jim Hettes is taking his place vs. Alex ‘Bruce Leroy’ Caceres on Aug. 14 in Milwaukee,” UFC president Dana White announced on Tuesday.

“Hettes is undefeated as a pro and has finished all opponents by submission. Caceres has also never gone the distance. Both fighters have verbally agreed to the bout.”

Hettes is 8-0 as a professional with a strong Brazilian jiu-jitsu game. This will mark the first time he has fought professionally outside of Pennsylvania or Maryland. He was initially offered to fight on “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 12 finale in Las Vegas, but was already under contract with a regional promotion.

Caceres (5-3) made his way to the UFC as a cast member of TUF 12. He lost to eventual finalist Michael Johnson in the quarterfinal round of the show’s tournament format.

Welterweights Dan Hardy and Chris Lytle headline UFC on Versus 5 on Aug. 14 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

After his wife's battle with cancer, UFC’s Igor Araujo finally focuses on fighting again

  • 20 days ago
  • 4 views

Igor Araujo returns to the Octagon 10 months after a devastating loss to George Sullivan, and he’s happy to be fighting again. Araujo takes on Sean Strickland at Wednesday night’s UFC Fight Night 71 read news >>

As UFC Fight Night 72 fighters arrive in Scotland, look who told the cameras to piss off

  • 20 days ago
  • 4 views

Ahead of the UFC’s Scottish debut, the evening’s 24 fighters have arrived in Glasgow. Take a look behind the scenes as the UFC’s cameras caught up with the athletes as they checked in, hit the scales read news >>

More than talk, Conor McGregor puts himself at top of UFC’s new age

  • 21 days ago
  • 0 views

McGregor comes back to defeat Mendes via second-round TKO for the interim featherweight championship Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. read news >>

UFC returns to Sao Paulo on November 7 for Fight Night event

  • 22 days ago
  • 2 views

The UFC’s last trip to Brazil in 2015 is scheduled for November. With June 27’s UFC Fight Night 70 moved from Sao Paulo to Hollywood, the promotion has set a date for its return to Sao Paulo. Accordi read news >>

TUF 21 Finale draws reported 4,844 attendance for $291,000 live gate

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 views

LAS VEGAS – Sunday’s TUF 21 Finale event drew an announced attendance of 4,844 for a live gate of $291,000.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 189's Reebok pay: Robbie Lawler leads event's $230,000 total sponsorship payout

  • 23 days ago
  • 75 views

UFC 189 marked the debut of the UFC’s new Reebok fighter kits, and we now have our first sponsorship payout totals.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC 189 draws announced attendance of 16,019 for record $7.2 million live gate

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 views

LAS VEGAS – Saturday’s UFC 189 event drew an announced attendance of 16,019 for a live gate of $7.2 million.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 189 results: Alex Garcia frustrates Mike Swick for unanimous nod

  • 24 days ago
  • 7 views

LAS VEGAS – Mike Swick returned to the UFC’s octagon for the first time in two and a half years and got the welcome back he really didn’t want. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Why UFC 189's Thomas Almeida isn't buying into lopsided odds, endless praise

  • 27 days ago
  • 6 views

Among the UFC’s many top prospects, undefeated bantamweight Thomas Almeida might be one of the most promising.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Ryan Jimmo, Hatsu Hioki among 14 fighters cut from the UFC

  • 28 days ago
  • 22 views

The UFC’s Reebok era has officially begun, but 14 fighters won’t experience it. Octagon veterans Ryan Jimmo, Robbie Peralta, Hatsu Hioki and Brian Ebersole are part of the long list of fighters recen read news >>