Wineland vs. Benavidez: UFC Live 5 Preview

Dana BeckerContributor IIMay 25, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 01:  Mixed martial artists Chad Mendes (L) and Joseph Benavidez arrive at the third annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2010 at the Palms Casino Resort December 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced a bantamweight battle between two of the division's elite in Eddie Wineland and Joseph Benavidez for UFC Live 5 on August 14.

The event's main card takes place inside the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and will be broadcast live on Versus television.

Benavidez (14-2) has lost only to current UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz by decision. Following a unanimous decision win for Cruz in their first meeting, their second brought about a split decision that led Cruz to take the title from around the waist of Benavidez.

Since that defeat, the Team Alpha Male fighter has defeated Wagnney Fabiano and Ian Loveland. Benavidez trains with Urijah Faber at Team Alpha Male.

Wineland (18-7-1) is coming off a defeat at the hands of Faber by decision. The loss snapped a four-fight winning streak for the former World Extreme Cagefighting champion.

Other fights scheduled for UFC Live 5 include Ben Henderson meeting Jim Miller in a lightweight tilt, and Dan Hardy taking on Chris Lytle in a welterweight contest.