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Donald Cerrone vs. Charles Oliveira Set for ‘UFC on Versus 5′ Main Card

(When Donald was finished with his country-glam-rock version of “Home Sweet Home,” there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Mostly because the audience had all left by then. Photo courtesy of CombatLifestyle.)

It’s kind of a long story, but due to a series of injuries and replacements, a lightweight prelim between John Makdessi and Paul Taylor slated for UFC on Versus 5 (August 14th, Milwaukee) eventually morphed into an even more compelling matchup between lanky cowboy-hatted veteran Donald Cerrone and young submission ace Charles Oliveira. That’s the good news. The even-better news is that Cerrone vs. Oliveira has been bumped to the event’s main card due to its awesomeness.

Cerrone is on a four-fight win streak, which includes submission victories over Chris Horodecki and Paul Kelly, but caught some criticism in his last outing — a lopsided decision victory over Vagner Rocha at UFC 131 — for arguably playing it safe rather than going for a finish. Meanwhile, Oliveira’s last victory was recently overturned to a no-contest due to the fact that he set up his rear-naked choke submission against Nik Lentz with a very blatant illegal knee, which everybody in the building spotted except for the referee.

After the jump, the full lineup for UFC on Versus 5, which looks pretty damn entertaining for a free card.

Dan Hardy vs. Chris Lytle (WW)
Ben Henderson vs. Jim Miller (LW)
Donald Cerrone vs. Charles Oliveira (LW)
Duane Ludwig vs. Amir Sadollah (WW)

C.B. Dollaway vs. Jared Hamman (MW)
Danny Castillo vs. Jacob Volkmann (LW)
Alex Caceres vs. Leonard Garcia (FW)
Joseph Benavidez vs. Eddie Wineland (BW)
Cole Miller vs. T.J. O’Brien (LW)
Ed Herman vs. Kyle Noke (MW)
Edwin Figueroa vs. Jason Reinhardt (BW)
Karlos Vemola vs. Ronny Markes (LHW)

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Houstons db- July 13, 2011 at 9:56 am
I think Cerrone will take it by sub. I hope Hardy gets a KO and Ben Hen knees Miller back to Jersey, maybe. I might just change my mind.. hmm
Fedor Penn- July 13, 2011 at 8:50 am
That is a nice looking card. Better than many of the PPVs in my opinion. On that note I think Cerrone takes the UD. I really like Oliveira but I don't think he will be able to get Cerrone on the ground.
Fried Taco- July 13, 2011 at 7:30 am
I was just wondering what happened to the black Bruce Lee. This undercard demonstrates the need for a UFC TV channel where they can show all the fights.
flyingogoplata- July 13, 2011 at 5:10 am
Dear Mr. White,

Great free cars for UFC on Versus 5! I'm just a bit confused though. If you really want your lighter weightclasses to be able to carry events then shouldn't you put Wineland vs. Benavidez on the main card? I mean, if Wineland wins he'll get the next title shot right? Is it because they're just too exciting? Is Amir providing you with sexual favours for a spot on the main card? Are you punishing me for visiting Cage Pototo? All of the above?

Hugs and Kisses,
knucklesamitch- July 12, 2011 at 8:52 pm
Garth Brooks and David Lee Roth LIVE on your local Rock n Bowl SATURDAY NIGHT!!! BE THERE!!!!!
Whitey82- July 12, 2011 at 6:11 pm
Kenny Chesney & Shakira headlining a local bowling alley near you.
dillweed- July 12, 2011 at 5:43 pm
clay guida on lead guitar?
Bob Villa- July 12, 2011 at 5:21 pm
CB_MMA- July 12, 2011 at 3:05 pm
Sucks to be Jim Miller. Can't even get main event status over a guys that is on a three fight losing streak. And Lytle lost his last fight as well.
knucklesamitch- July 12, 2011 at 3:03 pm
This card is sweet, and FREE. Cerrone is going to murderate (what, I combined murder and obliterate...big whoop, wanna fight about it?) Oliveira
BONGTAR- July 12, 2011 at 2:36 pm
that's a nice little card for free. I would love to see another Cerrone v. Henderson fight.
KingZipperhed- July 12, 2011 at 2:10 pm
Really? you guys have auto emoticons ???? wow thats pretty lame :(
KingZipperhed- July 12, 2011 at 2:09 pm
cant wait for bruce leroy to get ktfo by garcia too :) at least leonard will get a legitimate win this time
KingZipperhed- July 12, 2011 at 2:05 pm
Yes please me likey