Benavidez vs. Wineland Tapped For Versus 5

Joseph Benavidez

Top bantamweight Benavidez takes on Wineland

A bantamweight bout between top contender Joseph Benavidez and Eddie Wineland has been signed for UFC on Versus 5.

The event takes place at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee on Aug. 14.

Benavidez made his UFC debut against Ian Loveland at UFC 128, scoring a unanimous decision victory. Benavidez, typically ranked as high as #2 in his weight class, challenged Dominick Cruz for the WEC bantamweight title last August at WEC 50 but came up on the short end of a decision.

Wineland, who was the first-ever WEC bantamweight champion, lost his UFC debut against Benavidez teammate Urijah Faber, a bout that also took place at UFC 128.

UFC on Versus 5 bouts include:

– Jim Miller vs. Ben Henderson
– Dan Hardy vs. Chris Lytle
– Amir Sadollah vs. Duane Ludwig
– Stephan Bonnar vs. Karlos Vemola
– Joseph Benavidez vs. Eddie Wineland
– Cole Miller vs. T.J. O’Brien
– Jacob Volkmann vs. Danny Castillo
– Edwin Figeuroa vs. Jason Reinhardt
– C.B. Dollaway vs. Jared Hamman