A light heavyweight confrontation between Stephan Bonnar and Karlos Vemola is in the works for UFC Live 5, the promotion announced Tuesday.

“Verbal agreements are in for an August matchup between Karlos Vemola and Stephan Bonnar,” UFC President Dana White said in a statement. “Vemola is an extremely powerful wrestler with heavy hands, while Bonnar is very well-rounded and known for his incredible ability to take punishment and keep coming forward.”

While not officially announced by the promotion, the Versus-broadcast UFC Live 5 is expected to go down Aug. 14 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. The event will also likely feature a welterweight scrap pitting Duane Ludwig against Amir Sadollah and a lightweight tilt between Cole Miller and T.J. O’Brien.

Bonnar (Pictured) is a 13-time UFC veteran. A finalist during the inaugural season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” the 34-year-old has had his ups and downs in the Octagon since debuting with the promotion in 2005. The “American Psycho” recently snapped a three-fight skid, posting back-to-back victories to close out 2010. The light heavyweight first avenged his loss to Krzysztof Soszynski in July and followed that with a unanimous decision win over Igor Pokrajac in December.

Vemola recently made the cut to 205 pounds after suffering his first career loss at heavyweight to Jon Madsen in July. The London Shootfighters representative debuted at light heavyweight in November, blasting Seth Petruzelli at UFC 122. The 25-year-old Czech was supposed to return to the Octagon against Luiz Cane at UFC 128 in March, but was forced out of the bout with a mouth infection.

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

Related News

Twitter reacts to Valentina Shevchenko’s submission of Pena, confrontation with Nunes at UFC on FOX 23

  • 28 days ago
  • 7 views

Valentina Shevchenko continued to thrive in the UFC women’s bantamweight division when she earned her second consecutive FOX-televised main event victory on Saturday at UFC on FOX 23.Filed under: Fea read news >>

UFC 208 results: Islam Makhachev works over Nik Lentz for dominant unanimous decision

  • 14 days ago
  • 4 views

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Islam Makhachev dominated Nik Lentz for the full three rounds in a one-sided fight that only got worse for Lentz as time went on. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie Meet in Awkward UFC 208 Staredown (video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 17 days ago
  • 37 views

Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie had an awkward meeting as they squared off for photographers at Wednesday's UFC 208 Media Day in New York. read news >>

'The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America' vets Enrique Barzola and Gabriel Benitez meet at UFC 211 in Dallas

  • 2 days ago
  • 5 views

A pair of former contestants on “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America,” including one season winner, will meet at UFC 211 in Dallas.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson Erupt into Epic Trash Talk (UFC 209 Media Call) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 2 days ago
  • 81 views

The main event and co-main event fighters of UFC 209 fielded questions from the media on Thursday surrounding their March 4 title fights. read news >>

UFC champ Tyron Woodley halts best ever talk: I can't look past Stephen Thompson rematch

  • 2 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has shut down all talk of super fights ahead of his UFC 209 rematch with Stephen Thompson.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Stephen Thompson has creative arsenal ready for UFC 209 rematch vs. champ Tyron Woodley

  • 2 days ago
  • 17 views

Stephen Thompson’s plan is to bring back his unpredictable offensive arsenal at UFC 209, and if that happens, he believes the rematch with Tyron Woodley will look very different.Filed under: News, UF read news >>

Charges of 'you're fat,' nonsense as Nurmagomedov, Ferguson go at it during UFC 209 media call

  • 2 days ago
  • 261 views

Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov engaged in a bunch of bickering, a lot of it unintelligible, during a UFC 209 media call today. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Nine-time UFC veteran Nikita Krylov signs with Eurasia Fight Nights

  • 2 days ago
  • 10 views

It looks like Nikita Krylov’s next fight will be featured on UFC Fight Pass – just not in the UFC.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Video: Check out this slick helicopter armbar as Diego Brandao starts post-UFC run

  • a day ago
  • 31 views

Brazilian featherweight Diego Brandao is often cited for his aggressive striking approach to MMA, but in his first post-UFC fight, “The Ultimate Fighter 14” winner proved he’s got a solid submission read news >>