The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) added two fights today to their UFC on Versus 5 fight card in August. Two featherweights and two bantaweights were added to the card, the latter of surprising significance for an event this small. UFC.com has the news:
The Ultimate Fighter 12's Alex "Bruce Leroy" Caceres will look for his first UFC win on August 14th in Milwaukee, when he faces veteran action hero Leonard "Bad Boy" Garcia in a bout verbally agreed to late Tuesday night.
Benavidez vs. Wineland On
Two bantamweight powerhouses will go at it as Joseph Benavidez and Eddie Wineland have verbally agreed to face each other at the UFC on Versus show, confirmed Dana White today. Both WEC vets are coming off three-round battles at UFC 128 and recently sat next to one another at the UFC Fighter Summit.
Caceres is hanging onto his UFC career by a thread given how badly he looked against Mackens Semerzier. Garcia also needs a win after being Twistered by Chang Sung Jung.
I'm not sure what sitting next to one another at the fighter summit has to do with anything, but Wineland vs. Benavidez is an excellent fight. Benavidez will have some advantages given his teammate Urijah Faber went three rounds with him. But it's a fight that will serve to position the winner two or so fights away from title contention. It's a clear decider of divisional hierarchy, although matters become complicated should Faber defeat Dominick Cruz and Benavidez continues to accrue wins.