Just days after signing with the UFC, undefeated featherweight Jim Hettes has agreed to replace an injured Leonard Garcia and make his Octagon debut on short notice against The Ultimate Fighter 12’s Alex ‘Bruce Leroy’ Caceres at next Saturday’s UFC on Versus 5 event in Milwaukee, the UFC announced Tuesday.
Hettes (7-0) has won all seven of his bouts by submission with his most-recent win being the first to go out of the opening round, while Caceres (5-3) fell to Mackens Semerzier in his UFC debut in March after losing to eventual runner-up Michael Johnson in the TUF 12 quarterfinals.
UFC on Versus 5 is co-headlined by welterweights Dan Hardy vs. Chris Lytle and lightweight contenders Jim Miller vs. Ben Henderson.
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Pictured: Alex Caceres (via UFC.com)