With John Makdessi out of his UFC on Versus 5 fight, the UFC has found a quick replacement. According to the UFC's website, Greg Jackson-trained lightweight Donald Cerrone is stepping in. Here's the official statement:
Due to injury, John Makdessi has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming bout against Brit Paul Taylor. Stepping in for "The Bull" will be Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, who's coming off a one-sided win over Wagner Rocha at UFC 131. Dana White confirmed today that verbal agreements are in for the new lightweight bout.
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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