According to a report from MMA Junkie, Canadian lightweight striker John Makdessi has been forced to withdraw from his previously planned fight with Brit Paul Taylor at UFC on Versus 5 due to injury. The nature of his injury is not known at this time, nor did Makdessi or his management offer comment. Makdessi vs. Taylor was scheduled to be a part of the preliminary portion of the card.
UFC on Versus 5 takes place August 14, 2011 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The event's main card will air on the Versus channel.
The UFC on Versus 5 fight card is as follows:
Dan Hardy vs. Chris Lytle
Jim Miller vs. Ben Henderson
Amir Sadollah vs. Duane Ludwig
Cole Miller vs. T.J. O’Brien
Jared Hamman vs. C.B. Dollaway
Leonard Garcia vs. Alex Caceres
Joseph Benavidez vs. Eddie Wineland
Danny Castillo vs. Jacob Volkmann
Edwin Figueroa vs. Jason Reinhardt
Kyle Noke vs. Tom Lawlor