clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Leonard Garcia Withdraws From UFC On Versus 5, Jim Hettes Added To Card

Featherweight veteran Leonard Garcia has withdrawn from his upcoming bout against Alex "Bruce Leroy" Caceres at 'UFC on Versus 5' due to an injury. Newcomer Jim Hettes will fill the empty spot.

WEC veteran Leonard Garcia (15-7-1) has been removed from his scheduled bout against Alex "Bruce Leroy" Caceres (4-3) at "UFC on Versus 5" due to an undisclosed injury sustained during training camp. Undefeated featherweight prospect Jim Hettes (8-0) has been tabbed to fill the vacated spot.

A highly regarded up-and-comer, Hettes has ingrained himself in the Northeast fight scene by finishing all eight of his opponents via submission -- six of which came in the first round. The 24-year-old's average professional bout time is just two minutes and six seconds.

"UFC on Versus 5" will be held August 14th at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Headlining is a welterweight contest between Dan Hardy (23-9-1) and Chris Lytle (30-18-5).

Also highlighting the main card is a lightweight bout between Jim Miller (20-2) and former-WEC champion Ben Henderson (13-2), a welterweight bout between ‘The Ultimate Fighter 7" winner Amir Sadollah (5-2) and Duane Ludwig (20-11), and a lightweight bout between Charles Oliveira (14-1-1) and Donald Cerrone (15-3-1). The action will be broadcast live on Versus.

UFC on Versus 5 updated card:

Main Card
Welterweight: Dan Hardy vs. Chris Lytle
Lightweight: Jim Miller vs. Ben Henderson
Lightweight: Charles Oliveira vs. Donald Cerrone
Welterweight: Amir Sadollah vs. Duane Ludwig

Preliminary Card
Middleweight: C.B. Dollaway vs. Jared Hamman
Bantamweight: Joseph Benavidez vs. Eddie Wineland
Middleweight: Ed Herman vs. Kyle Noke
Light heavyweight: Karlos Vemola vs. Ronny Markes
Featherweight: Alex Caceres vs. Jim Hettes
Lightweight: Cole Miller vs. T.J. O'Brien
Lightweight: Jacob Volkmann vs. Danny Castillo
Bantamweight: Edwin Figueroa vs. Jason Reinhardt