Leonard Garcia has been forced out of his upcoming bout against Alex “Bruce Leroy” Caceres. UFC officials have announced that Jim Hettes will step into the UFC Live 5 contest, which takes place Aug. 14 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wis..
Details of Garcia’s injury were not immediately made available.
The UFC offered Hettes a fight last December, but he was forced to turn it down due to contractual obligations. Now that he is free and clear, he can make his debut. He will bring a perfect 8-0 record into the cage. The submission specialist has finished all of his fight via tapout. In his last fight, he submitted Jacob Kirwan in the second round.
Caceres made a name for himself after building up his character on the UFC’s reality show. In his promotional debut, he dropped a fight to Mackens Semerzier via rear-naked choke submission. The loss dropped his professional record to 5-3.
In the main event of UFC Live 5, also known as UFC on Versus 5, Dan Hardy will take on Chris Lytle in a welterweight fight. Jim Miller and Ben Henderson will also face off with a potential title shot on the line for Miller.