UFC on Versus 5 Hardy vs Lytle PosterThe first four bouts on the UFC on Versus 5: Hardy vs. Lytle fight card on Sunday in Milwaukee were nothing if not a whirlwind of action. All four bouts were also broadcast live on the UFC’s Facebook page.

Alex Caceres vs. Jimy Hettes

Anywhere and everywhere is about the only way to describe the fight between Alex “Bruce Leroy” Caceres and Jimy Hettes.

This fight was non-stop from the opening bell, both men fighting for positions and attacking with submissions from nearly everywhere they ended up. It was clear early on, however, that Hettes had the deeper repertoire.

While Caceres had moments of solid ground and pound and a few submission attempts, Hettes was constantly in motion, attacking the leg, attacking the neck, attaching the arm, until he finally found his finish.

Hettes was looking for the rear naked choke, and while Caceres tried to scoop him up and find a way out, Hettes cinched it in deeper as the two fell to the mat, leaving Caceres no choice but to tap out.

“Every time I was on the ground I had to go for something,” Hettes said about his activity during the fight before explaining his attacking style. “I get to train with a lot of good wrestlers, so I’m able to hit a lot of funky stuff off of wrestling transitions.”

Hettes maintained his undefeated record with a victory in what was his Octagon debut. Caceres dropped his second consecutive bout since emerging from Season 11 of “The Ultimate Fighter.”

Cole Miller vs. T.J. O’Brien

In what started out as a glorified sparring match, the excitement kicked in during the second round of the fight between lightweights Cole Miller and T.J. O’Brien.

They traded punches and kicks throughout the first round of the fight, but neither gained much of an advantage.

Round two started off much the same, up until Miller dropped O’Brien with a counter left hook as he moved in. Miller stayed on his feet, applying punishing kicks to the legs of his downed opponent. O’Brien eventually got up, but made the mistake of shooting on Miller.

Miller locked in a guillotine choke. During a scramble on the mat, Miller, while maintaining the choke, took top position, putting his right hand out for balance, but finished the choke with only his left hand in.

“I’m glad I dropped him because I think I might have broke my right hand in the first round,” Miller said after the fight.

Miller is now back on the winning track after dropping his last bout, while O’Brien has now lost in back-to-back efforts.

Jacob Volkmann vs. Danny Castillo

When many bouts between solid wrestlers turn into stand-up slugfests, Jacob Volkmann and Danny Castillo would have none of that. They were both going for takedowns and position throughout their three rounds, but it swung often to Volkmann’s favor.

While their takedowns were fairly equal, Volkmann was continually able to sink in the D’arce choke and did so on numerous occasions throughout the fight. Of course, sinking the choke numerous times also means that he wasn’t able to finish, but it wasn’t for lack of trying.

Several times Volkmann had the D’arce in deep, but every time Castillo remained patient and eventually worked his way out.

The majority of the fight was still fought in Volkmann’s court. The judges recognized that fact, awarding Volkmann a unanimous decision victory.

The victory was Volkmann’s fourth consecutive, while he ended Castillo’s streak at three-straight wins.

Edwin Figueroa vs. Jason Reinhardt

Edwin Figueroa lost his Octagon debut in a Fight of the Night performance at UFC Fight Night 24, but returned with a fury in Milwaukee.

While Jason Reinhardt continually called to Figueroa to engage in the opening round as he continued to backpedal, maybe he shouldn’t have. Figueroa eventually clipped Reinhardt and secured a guillotine choke for the near finish, didn’t get it, but then bludgeoned Reinhardt for the remainder of the round while standing in his guard.

Round two was short but sweet for Figueroa. Reinhardt tried to shoot, but Figueroa planted him on his back, landing in full mount, blasting away. The referee quickly stepped in to stop the fight as Figueroa rained down the punches.

It was a solid win for Figueroa after losing a decision in his Octagon debut. For Reinhardt, it will likely spell his exit from the promotion. In his three UFC opportunities, Reinhardt has lost all of them.

UFC on Versus 5 Facebook Preliminary Bout Results:

Jimy Hettes def. Alex Caceres by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:12, R2
Cole Miller def. T.J. O’Brien by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:38, R2
Jacob Volkmann def. Danny Castillo by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28), R3
Edwin Figueroa def. Jason Reinhardt by TKO (Strikes) at 0:50, R2

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