UFC on Versus 5: Hardy vs. Lytle Preview, Predictions

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The Ultimate Fighting Champion comes to the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a rare Sunday MMA card this weekend. The free event will open up with the eight fight preliminary card on Facebook and finish with the four bout main card on the Versus Network starting a 6pm PT / 9pm ET.

UFC on Versus 5 or UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle is arguably one of the best free cards the UFC has given fans in years. The undercard alone appears on paper (yes they don’t fight on paper) to be better than last weekend’s UFC 133 undercard. The UFC on Versus 5 fight card can also boast three-quarters of its 12 bout fight card is 170 pounds or less, which should bring the excitement.

While the main card features a welterweight main event between Dan Hardy and Chris Lytle, it’s the two lightweight bouts that anchor it. Donald Cerrone and Charles Oliveira will open up the lightweight double feature with a clash of two very well-rounded mixed martial artist. Then comes a fight with serious title implications as Jim Miller looks to win his eighth in a row in the UFC against the former WEC lightweight champion Ben Henderson. Coming off a win against Mark Bocek, Henderson will look to foil Miller’s plan and possibly land himself a title shot while doing so.

Up and down the UFC on Versus 5 card you’ll see intriguing match-ups that are tough to call, but this is a predictions article so here we go.

Main event:

170 lbs.: Dan Hardy vs. Chris Lytle – Dan Hardy

Main card (Versus):

155 lbs.: Ben Henderson vs. Jim Miller – Jim Miller
155 lbs.: Donald Cerrone vs. Charles Oliveira – Charles Oliveira
170 lbs.: Duane Ludwig vs. Amir Sadollah – Amir Sadollah

Preliminary card (Facebook):

185 lbs.: C.B. Dollaway vs. Jared Hamman – C.B. Dollaway
155 lbs.: Danny Castillo vs. Jacob Volkmann – Jacob Volkman
145 lbs.: Alex Caceres vs. Jimy Hettes – Jimy Hettes
135 lbs.: Joseph Benavidez vs. Eddie Wineland – Joseph Benavidez
155 lbs.: Cole Miller vs. T.J. O’Brien – Cole Miller
185 lbs.: Ed Herman vs. Kyle Noke – Kyle Noke
135 lbs.: Edwin Figueroa vs. Jason Reinhardt – Edwin Figueroa
205 lbs.: Karlos Vemola vs. Ronny Markes – Ronny Markes

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