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Kyle Noke Receives a Good News After His Loss to Ed Herman

Written on August 23, 2011 by Lulu

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Kyle Noke receives a good news from his physicians after being caught in an inverted heel hook by Ed Herman.

Former Ultimate Fighter competitor, Kyle Noke, received good news after visiting his doctors due to a twisted leg at UFC on Versus 5. He visited his doctors after being caught in an inverted heel hook performed by his opponent, Ed Herman, during their UFC on Versus 5 bout in Milwaukee.

The torque from the maneuver saw Kyle Noke’s leg twisted in a very nasty direction. As seen in the replay, it seems that his kneecap literally shifted away from his leg.

The good news is that, although a MRI revealed only a grade two sprain, his manager – Jahani Curl – said that Kyle Noke will start his therapy on Monday and shouldn’t keep him out of the action for a long period of time. The said loss in UFC on Versus 5 will serve as the Australian fighter’s first defeat since his debut in the promotion. Kyle Noke will continue his rest for the next few weeks, while he works his way back into full competition later this year.

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UFC on Versus 5 Medical Suspension

Written on August 18, 2011 by Lulu

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Wisconsin's Department of Safety and Professional Services released medical suspensions for the fighters who participated in UFC on Versus 5.

Wisconsin’s Department of Safety and Professional Services released a post-fight medical suspension list for UFC on Versus 5 on Tuesday. The UFC debut event in Milwaukee, featuring a match between Chris Lytle and Dan Hardy, took place last Sunday night at the Bradley Center.

The list of medically suspended fighters from UFC on Versus 5 is posted after the break.

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Chris Lytle Retires After UFC on Versus 5 Bout

Written on August 16, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Following his victory against Dan Hardy at UFC on Versus 5, Chris Lytle announced his retirement.

After setting a record of ten post-fight bonuses, Chris Lytle announced his retirement after he out pointed Dan Hardy at UFC on Versus 5. While many probably shrugged their shoulders afterwards, his fans shed a few tears.

Since his TUF 4 loss against Matt Serra in 2006, Chris Lytle won ten fight bonuses in his 14 professional bouts which sums up to more than half a million dollar. Nevertheless, he will step out in the organization, claiming that he wants to spend more time for his family. He felt that he’s been neglecting his family after his upset defeat against Brian Ebersole.

But with Chris Lytle being able to slug out Dan Hardy, who made his way to the title shot against GSP in 2010, the UFC has suffered a great loss.

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UFC on Versus 5 Gives $65,000 Bonuses to Few Fighters

Written on August 15, 2011 by Lulu

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Chris Lytle, Dan Hardy and Donald Cerrone were able to get a bonus of $65,000 after their fights at UFC on Versus 5.

UFC on Versus 5, which took place in Milwaukee last Sunday night, is filled with finishes and exciting bouts that left UFC officials with some difficulty on choosing the post-fight awards and bonuses.

After the astonishing bout between Dan Hardy and Chris Lytle, it was almost easy to think that the two would be the Fight of the Night. Chris Lytle had difficulty in facing his opponent, but he was still able to manage to end the fight with a submission — earning him the Submission of the Night. He had earned $65,000 each for his two awards, and earned a 2012 Softail Blackline motorcycle from Harley Davidson for his victory. On the other hand, Dan Hardy scored a $65,000 bonus for his part in the fight and a promise from the UFC co-owner and CEO – Lorenzo Fertitta- that he will not be released from the contract despite his fourth consecutive loss.

Meanwhile, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone obtained the Knockout of Night bonus, which earned him $65,000, after knocking out Charles Oliveira through a hook punch and a knee.

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UFC on Versus 5: Hardy vs Lytle Quick Results

Written on August 15, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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UFC on Versus 5's results are in! Check out who among your fighters took home the bacon.

Last Sunday’s UFC on Versus 5 is now in the books and the results are in!Last Sunday’s UFC on Versus 5 is now in the books and the results are in!

In the main event, Dan Hardy faced Chris Lytle, while Jim Miller attempted to make his eight consecutive win against Ben Henderson. See the complete and quick results of UFC on Versus 5 after the break.

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Dan Hardy: I Feel Unstoppable

Written on August 12, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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"Right now I feel like I'm unstoppable and that's exactly what I need to feel going into this fight." --- Dan Hardy, UFC Welterweight Fighter

Dan Hardy puts the possibility of loosing his career at the back of his mind, and said that “I feel unstoppable” prior to his match against Chris Lytle this coming Saturday at UFC on Versus 5. It should be recalled that the British MMA fighter has not tasted success since 2009, and has lost to Georges St-Pierre, Carlos Condit and Anthony Johnson. In relation to this, fans know that only few fighters with a 0-3 record stays in the UFC.

His current situation dictates that this can be his make or break bout, and he will be facing one of the most experienced welterweight around — Chris Lytle. And while Dan Hardy wants a stand-up war, it seems that his opponent will give it to him. However, he won’t be throwing each punch with fear that it’ll be his last in the UFC.

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UFC on Versus 5 Prelims Stream on Facebook

Written on August 11, 2011 by Lulu

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UFC announced that they will stream the preliminary bouts of their upcoming UFC on Versus 5 on Facebook for free.

UFC officials announced that UFC on Versus 5: Hardy vs Lytle will stream eight of its preliminary matches for free on its official Facebook Fan Page. This move – which will begin on Sunday, August 14, at 5:45 p.m. ET – will give UFC fans a chance to watch the entire event as if they are inside the arena.

While the Dan Hardy vs Chris Lytle bout will be in the main event, the rest of the card fills out well. Check the full card after the break.

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Chris Lytle: To Give Dan Hardy the Fight He Deserves

Written on August 10, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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"I feel like if I do my job, I’ll give him the fight that he deserves and that’s what I plan on doing." --- Chris Lytle, UFC Welterweight Fighter

This Sunday, Chris Lytle will face Dan Hardy in the main event of UFC on Versus 5 in Milwaukee. With the former’s fighting spirit, crowd-pleasing style and determination – matched with his opponent’s striking style – it is no brainer that their bout has the potential of being the Fight of the Night. UFC quickly […]

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Leonard Garcia, Out of UFC on Versus 5

Written on August 03, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Another fighter was scrapped from UFC on Versus 5's lineup, as Leonard Garcia bows out from his match against Alex Caceres due to injury.

Another injury hits UFC on Versus 5 lineup, as Leonard Garcia withdraws from his match against Alex Caceres. The promotion announced the injury last Tuesday, and tapped Jim Hettes to fill-in Leonard Garcia’s shoes.

Jim Hettes has an incredible record of 8-0, all of it comes via submission. He was eyed by the UFC last year, but he was not able to sign a contract due to commitments to another promotion.

UFC on Versus 5 will be the promotion’s first event in Wisconsin, and it will kick off at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. The event will headline a welterweight bout between Dan Hardy and Chris Lytle. Also in the main event is a lightweight duel between Jim Miller and Ben Henderson.

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Donald Cerrone vs Charles Oliveira, Moved to Main Card on UFC on Versus 5

Written on July 13, 2011 by Lulu

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After replacing the slots of John Makdessi and Paul Taylor on UFC on Versus 5, Donald Cerrone and Charles Oliveira's bout were moved to the event's main card.

The lightweight showdown between Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone and Charles Oliveira was moved to the UFC on Versus 5’s main card matches that will take place in Milwaukee.

However, the two fighters are not the original ones that are scheduled for the August card. The original fight was a showdown between John Makdessi and Paul Taylor. But the former had an injury that forced him to pull out from the said match. Then Donald Cerrone stepped in to replace him. Several days later, Paul Taylor was forced out of the bout and the UFC officials get Charles Oliveira to face the Cowboy.

Both fighters are widely known for their exciting and non-stop action performance on their every fights, and that’s the reason why the match between them was moved on the main card that will be televised for UFC on Versus 5. UFC on Versus 5 will take place on August 12 in Milwaukee at the Bradley Center.

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