“UFC on Versus 5: Hardy vs. Lytle” took place Sunday night inside the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Welterweights Dan Hardy and Chris Lytle put on a show in the main event in what was Lytle’s last professional bout.
“Lights Out” handed UFC president Dana White a letter during Friday’s weigh-ins announcing his intentions to step away from the sport he loves.
Meanwhile, former WEC champ Ben Henderson was out to prove he belongs in the Octagon as he looked to put an end to top contender in waiting Jim Miller’s seven fight win streak.
Edwin Figueroa Defeated Jason Reinhardt via TKO (Strikes) at :50 in the 2ndRound
Jacob Volkmann Defeated Danny Castillo via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Cole Miller Defeated T.J. O’Brien via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:38 in the 2ndRound
Jim Hettes Defeated Alex “Bruce Leroy” Caceres via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:12 in the 2ndRound
Ronny Markes Defeated Karlos Vemola via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ed Herman Defeated Kyle Noke via Submission (Heel-Hook) at 4:15 in the 1stRound
Joseph Benavidez Defeated Eddie Wineland via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jared Hamman Defeated CB Dollaway via TKO (Strikes) at 3:38 in the 2ndround
Duane Ludwig Defeated Amir Sadollah via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Donald Cerrone Defeated Charles Oliveira via TKO (Strikes) at 3:01 in the 1stRound
Ben Henderson Defeated Jim Miller via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-26)
Chris Lytle Defeated Dan Hardy via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 4:16 in the 3rdRound
Fight of the Night:
Chris Lytle and Dan Hardy ($65,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
Chris Lytle ($65,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Donald Cerrone ($65,000)
According to officials, 6,751 fans packed the arena last night, garnering the company $539,000 at the gate.
As customary with nearly all non-pay-per-view shows, UFC president Dana White did not attend the post-fight press conference.
UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta posted on his Twitter that Dan Hardy will not be cut following his fourth consecutive loss.
Chris Lytle made it clear that he is retiring. He knew he had one more fight left in him and this was it. It’s time to be a dad.
Lytle couldn’t have asked for a better ending, but he said it was bitter sweet given that it was his last Octagon outing.
Hardy said he normally would never tapout, but he had no qualms with going out like that to Lytle.
Hardy admitted his head “is elsewhere.” He will step back and take some time in the gym to figure out his next move.
He knew he hurt Lytle a couple of times but gave his now-retired opponent props for surviving.
Donald Cerrone didn’t initially realize Charles Oliveira was hurt when he dropped him. He thought the jiu jitsu ace was trying to take the fight to the ground. However, he saw his eyes roll a little and he instantly pounced.
Ben Henderson admitted his game plans aren’t too sophisticated. He just wants to get his hand raised.
Cerrone and Henderson felt good to be back on Versus, “The WEC boys making it happen tonight,” Cerrone stated.