Day After UFC on Versus

UFC on Versus 5 proved to be quite the event with a number of exciting fights at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.  The main card started off with Muay Thai specialists Duane “Bang” Ludwig and Amir Sadollah.  In what most thought would be an easy win for Sadollah turned out to be quite the opposite.  Ludwig hurt Sadollah late in both the first and second rounds.  Sadollah attempted to gain control of the fight and attempted multiple takedowns but failed to take Ludwig to the ground.  Sadollah appeared to look significantly better in the third but continued to eat numerous kicks from Ludwig and lost the fight.

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (16-3) looked impressive in his win over Charles Oliveira.  Cerrone hurt Oliveira midway through the first round with a left hook to the body and and a big knee that downed Oliveira.  Cerrone knew he hurt the jiu-jitsu specialist and swarmed in with an array of punches from the top.  Referee Mario Yamasaki quickly brought a stop to the fight after Oliveira was no longer able to defend himself.

In what some might argue should have won fight of the night honors, we watched as Ben “Smooth” Henderson simply destroyed Jim Miller.  Miller himself had been the one destroying opponents and had entered the fight on a seven fight win streak.  A win over Henderson would have earned Miller a title shot.

Henderson looked amazing in the fight with Miller and battered him on their feet and on the ground.  Miller attempted multiple submission attempts throughout the fight to include an arm triangle, kimura, and a guillotine but Henderson was able to avoid each and every one.  Henderson dominated Miller round after round and entertained the crowd in attendance as he went on to win the fight by unanimous decision.

In the main event Chris “Lights Out” Lytle and Dan Hardy put on an impressive show and took away fight of the night honors.  Lytle slugged it out with Hardy and entertained the fans in what will be his last fight ever in the UFC.  Hardy attempted a take down late in the third and was caught in a guillotine choke by Lytle.  Hardy was unable to survive the submission attempt and  eventually tapped awarding Lytle submission of the night.  Lytle ended his career with a big win and will retire with the most fight awards in UFC history.  Farewell Chris, your fans will greatly miss you.

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