UFC on Versus 5: Stephan Bonnar injured, Ronny Markes vs Karlos Vemola booked for Aug. 14

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Sorry Milwaukee, you will not be graced with the presence of "The American Psycho."

That's because Stephan Bonnar has suffered an undisclosed injury and will no longer be able to square off against Karlos Vemola at the upcoming UFC on Versus 5 fight card going down Aug. 14 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The promotion brought word of the bad news earlier today.

It's not all bad, however, as a replacement opponent for Vemola has quickly been found and inserted into the line-up. This isn't Joe Silva's first rodeo, folks.

Taking Bonnar's place will be 11-1 Brazilian prospect Ronny Markes, who comes into his Octagon debut riding a four-fight winning streak.

He's young at just 23-years-old and a bit undersized for a light heavyweight but don't think that means Vemola will have it easy.

After going 7-0 with seven finishes on the European circuit, Vemola (8-1) got off to a rough start in his Octagon debut, falling to TUF contestant Jon Madsen via unanimous decision on the undercard of last summer's "Lesnar vs. Carwin" pay-per-view in Las Vegas.

"The Terminator" made up for it with a first round massacre of Seth Petruzelli at UFC 122: "Marquardt vs. Okami" back in November 2010 to give UFC fans a glimpse of what all the fuss was about prior to his Zuffa debut.

Bonnar would have represented a strong test of his mettle and staying power with the world's largest fight promotion. While that's out the window, he's still got plenty to prove.

Should be a show. 

UFC on Versus 5 will feature a bevy of marquee match ups, including Dan Hardy getting one last chance to go out on his shield against Chris Lytle.

In addition, surging lightweight contenders Jim Miller and Ben Henderson will square off in a bout that may very well go a long way in determining the next number one contender to the 155-pound title.

To check out the latest news and notes for the promotion's upcoming trip to Milwaukee click here.

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