Henderson ends Miller’s win streak, Lytle retires in style at UFC Live 5

In the home of beers and bratwurst, UFC brought some brawling to the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Sunday night with the fifth installment of UFC on Versus.

The card was headlined by Chris Lytle, competing in his last bout ever, against a former title challenger in desperate need of a victory, Dan Hardy. Lytle and Hardy banged it out for nearly three full rounds until “The Outlaw” broke from the norm and went for an ill-fated takedown resulting in a Guillotine Choke.

In the co-main event, top lightweights did battle as Jim Miller had his hopes for a title-shot dashed by former WEC lightweight champion Ben Henderson. “Bendo” was in fine form as he defended against Miller’s multiple submission attempts, nearly finishing the 27-year old Northeasterner himself with a Rear-Naked Choke in the finale frame, and did enough damage with strikes to earn the Unanimous Decision nod.

Read below for complete results of the evening’s action:

PRELIMINARY CARD

Edwin Figueroa def. Jason Reinhardt via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)
Jacob Volkmann def. Danny Castillo via Unanimous Decision
Cole Miller def. T.J. O’Brien via Submission Round 2 (Guillotine Choke)
Jim Hettes def. Alex Caceres via Submission Round 2 (Rear Naked Choke)
Ronny Markes def. Karlos Vemola via Unanimous Decision
Ed Herman def. Kyle Noke via Submission Round 1 (Heel Hook)
Joseph Benavidez def. Eddie Wineland via Unanimous Decision
Jared Hamman def. C.B. Dollaway via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)

MAIN CARD

Duane Ludwig vs. Amir Sadollah

Round One: Amir the aggressor early but Ludwig standing and countering. They both grab the thai clinch and trade knees to the body. Ludwig winning the exchanges and putting together better combinations. Ludwig really landing the right straight. Ludwig rocks Amir with a left hook and then stuffs the takedown. Ludwig is putting it on Amir with hooks to the body and straight punches to the body. Amir trying to hang with him and use leg kicks but for every one strike he lands, Ludwig lands two or three. Great first round for Ludwig. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Ludwig.

Round Two: Amir continues to use kicks but Ludwig keeps returning fire with hard punches right on the chin. Ludwig is landing the counter left hook almost at will. Another big left hook rocks Amir. Amir trying hard for a takedown but Ludwig showing great takedown defense and punishing Amir with knees when he clinches. Ludwig tried a takedown but Amir sprawled and got up. Amir’s face is taking a beating at the hands of Ludwig. Another strong round for Ludwig. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Ludwig.

Round Three: Amir comes out aggressive with strikes and tries a takedown but Ludwig once again stuffs it. Amir is landing the inside leg kick all day but it’s not effective compared to the punches of Ludwig. Amir lands a front kick to the face of Ludwig and Ludwig just smiles. Amir doing a much better job this round landing strikes and taking less punishment. Both men landing some hard punches in this round. Ludwig gets a late takedown and ends up on top as the round ends. Close final round but we’ll give it to Amir based on aggressiveness and damage. Ludwig should win the fight though. Very good TV opener. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Amir but the fight 29-28 for Ludwig.

Result: Duane Ludwig def. Amir Sadollah via Unanimous Decision

Donald Cerrone vs. Charles Oliveira

Round One: Oliveira landing a good left but Cerrone firing back with leg kicks. Oliveira happy to trade leg kicks though. Cerrone lands a cup kick, which causes a break, but Oliveira fights on. Cerrone finishing his combos with leg kicks. Big straight right by Cerrone. Body shot by Cerrone followed by a knee drops Oliveira. Cerrone stands over Oliveira and rains down punches until the ref steps in to stop the fight. Very impressive performance by Cerrone.

Result: Donald Cerrone def. Charles Oliveira via TKO Round 1 (Punches)

Due to technical difficulties, I can only offer a fight recap of the last two fights instead of round by round recaps. Apologies.

Jim Miller vs. Benson Henderson

Fight Recap: In the first round, Miller attacked and went for a lot of submissions off his back with Henderson defending. It was a close round and depending on how you score fights, could have gone eiher way. The second round was more of the same although Henderson did more damage with elbows on top and Miller’s submission attempts slowed. The third round was almost all Henderson. He battered Miller from the top position with elbows and almost finished him with a rear naked choke. An absolutely outstanding performance by Henderson, who should take the decision.

Result: Ben Henderson def. Jim Miller via Unanimous Decision

Dan Hardy vs. Chris Lytle

Fight Recap: In the first round, Lytle landed some very good over the top punches that found the chin of Hardy more often than not. He also tagged the body of Hardy with ripping body shots. Hardy tried to land the counter left hook but that’s about the only success he had. In the second round, Hardy rocked Lytle twice with punches but Lytle kept coming with body shots and overhand punches. Close round but Lytle landed more, despite getting wobbled a couple of times. It was more of the same in the third round with Lytle throwing bombs and Hardy countering. Hardy went for a late takedown but Lytle grabbed a guillotine, mounted Hardy, and forced Hardy to tap out. A great swan song for Chris Lytle.

Result: Chris Lytle def. Dan Hardy via Submission Round 3 (Guillotine Choke)

24 COMMENTS
  • Creature says:

    Very impressed with the prelims so far. Ronny Marks really impressed me with how he just outclassed vemola in every area, and i gotta say, Ed Herman’s ground is as nasty as ever..

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  • Creature says:

    Great fight for Joseph, and i gotta say if Eddie would be a bit more agressive, the guy would be 135 pound version of Chuck liddell

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  • MCM says:

    damn Hamman looked good. I thought he was done for a couple times in the first, but he came out big in the second. Good for him.

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  • MCM says:

    Shawn Tompkins passed away?! What can you find out about that 5oz?

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  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    Great night of fights on facebook-a few surprises-and some good finishes-As far as Shawn Tompkins passing on-The latest I heard was that he just didn’t wake up-no further details have emerged to my knowledge

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  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    Ben Henderson is a beast!!!-He could very well be the next UFC LW champ-Could you imagine him versus Gilbert?-The next level matchup for sure

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  • MCM says:

    has there ever been a headlining fight where neither fighter got another fight in the org?

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  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    Where’s all the hardcore fans at?-What a great night of truly free fights-Thankyou UFC

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  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    Actually a great comment MCM-I don’t think there has been

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  • Creature says:

    Donald looked great as always, he should fight evan dunham next i think, amir just looked.. slow.
    I always said bendo was easily a top 10 guy, and never counted him out til today, and ive never been happier to eat my words lol he looked honestly like a monster, holy god he looked amazing, give him a title shot, idk if anyone can complain after a fight like that..

    Andd big congrats to Lytle to go out in such amazing fashion, with a huge win, and hell give him 2
    Of the night bonuses.. FOTN and SOTN (: if anyone deserves it. he does

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  • locoRover says:

    First and foremost, hats off to both chris lytle and Dan hardy. Perfect storybook ending for lytles career. Stand and bang for 14 minutes and finish it with the tap. Amazing.

    Henderson looked amazing as well, but I wouldnt go as far as saying hes the next lw champion, I’d put him prolly at least a yr out of a shot at the belt. I think, granted guillard gets past lauzon, we will see Melvin gettin the winner of Maynard Edgar. What I would like to see is Henderson vs guida.

    Cerrone looked vicious as well. Oliveira has gotta be on thin ice, but as such a young age and showning so much potential, I think he will tAke a step down in competition his next go. Cerrone has def earned a shot against a bigger name as well… Cerrone v Jim miller would be one id pay to see.

    No matter how it plays out, the lw division has really come into it’s own, and will be at full stride as the most exciting division top to bottom in the ufc with the conclusion of the Edgar maynard trilogy.

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  • locoRover says:

    Ah creature you got me. Cerrone dunham would be sick

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  • MCM says:

    Agree with both locoRover and Creature concerning Smooth. I always thought he was top 10 too. People tend to forget how close the Bendo Pettis fight was before the Showtime kick. But I want to see him fight Guida before he gets a shot too. (Melvin needs to fight at least two top guys before he get a shot, imo). Hopefully they put the Guida Henderson fight together soon, otherwise it’s gonna be a long wait to determine the true #1 contender…….unless Gilbert makes the move over soon. ;)

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    Lytle went out with all my respect. I cant believe how many left hooks he landed on hardy.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    This was a great show. I watched everything from the prelims on; anyone who scoffed at this card should feel pretty silly now.

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  • Creature says:

    Called it! Lytle got duel Of The Night Bonuses! lol good for him, deserved it

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  • Frankmur says:

    Wow! Great night of fights. Congrats to Lytle. A storybook ending plus two bonuses. Bendo looked phenomenal, I agree that Guida would be a logical next fight for him. Once again Joe Silva has proven that you should not judge a card until you have seen the fights!

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  • stone says:

    Hats off to Ben Henderson, man… I did NOT see that coming. I wish he would’ve called out Pettis. He has gotta be sick of the “Showtime Kick” high-light and that was a pretty close fight. I really hope Melvin Guillard doesn’t get a title shot before Ben Henderson, Pettis, Guida, or Gilbert Melendez… Chris Lytle has a picture perfect retirement with a double bonus on the main-event. UFC on VS. kicks ass!

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  • Rece Rock says:

    Ben Henderson = elite LW fighter

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  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Wow! Ludwig beat Amir and Henderson beat Miller.
    Dont know if Hardy was a top 20 fighter anymore but I think this is Lytles biggest win for at least 5 years, if not 10 years.
    Wish Lytle well in his next profession.
    Oliveira has turned out to be a let down. He was hyped as the next big thing at 1 stage.

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  • Sykotick says:

    Logic, idk if is call Charles oliviera a bust just yet, i mean he is only like 21 or something like that isn’t he? Got time to make mistakes and I think fighting at 155 is his

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  • Sykotick says:

    Quick points on the night for me:
    Wow!! I did not foresee Bang beating Amir, even tho the fight had no real implications as far as titles or placement in the division, I thought Amir would own bang.

    Already kinda touched up on sir Charles, I think he is too young and fighting in the wrong weight class. Not taking away anything from Cerrone, he fought very well and finished his opponent in great fashion.

    So happy that the fight between miller and Henderson happened cuz that helps de-clutter up the log jam that is 155. I think if Bendo fights Guida we will finally have a real #1 contender for that title after Edgar Maynard 3.

    Finally, last but not least, what a fight between Hardy and Lytle!! Perfect ending to Lytle’s career. Hardy was very game and might have had a victory if he hadn’t tried for that take down. Hope he gets one more chance..Nothing but good wishes for Lights Out. If ever there was a reason to call it a career, being a good father is one of them, thanks for the memories

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  • I couldnt believe Ludwig owned Amir like that.

    Olivera is a bit of a dissapointment, i wont call him a bust but that cup kick wasnt even in the cup. it was the thigh, I think he realized cowboy had him outgunned and he wanted a second to formulate a plan. Cowboy’s first TKO and what a good one.

    Im in awe at Ben Henderson beating the hell out of Jim Miller and even though Miller went for some decent subs i think the score of 30-26 was apt was not one of them was that close(except the kneebar in round 2) and past that Miller got pummeled and offered almost no resistance. Ben’s a monster and I think he must’ve had a tough cut during the Pettis fight as he didnt quite look like himself that night. I think he could give Frankie or Gray fits.

    A great send off for Lights out. I like that he walked away on agood note before his iron chin started to crack and he became another, Cro Cop, Chuck or Fedor.

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  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    Sykotick-You are absolutely right about Oliveira-Wrong weight class-And honestly he seems to be a bit of a kid going against lethal men

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