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For fans of mixed martial arts, this past week has been a slow crawl of steadily rising anticipation for tonight's "Hardy vs. Lytle" event, going down at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
UFC on Versus 5 will feature the final fight in the storied career of Chris Lytle, who will go to war one last time against British banger Dan Hardy, who is fighting to keep his job with the promotion.
Also on the card is a hugely important lightweight match-up pitting Jim Miller vs. Ben Henderson in a veritable number one contender bout to the 155-pound title.
It's been a flurry of non-stop news, analysis, quotes, predictions and previews for the past week and it's certainly understandable if you missed out on a few stories.
But don't worry, Maniacs, we've got you covered.
In cased you missed any or all of it — or just want to keep the discussion alive — below are links to all the major storylines heading into tonight's broadcast.
In we go:
UFC on Versus 5: "Hardy vs. Lytle"
Fight card and line-up
Results and live fight coverage
UFC on Versus 5 predictions and previews:
Predictions from the man himself, Nostradumbass
Prelims preview and predictions
Fight preview: Chris Lytle vs. Dan Hardy
Fight preview: Jim Miller vs. Ben Henderson
Fight preview: Amir Sadollah vs. Duane Ludwig
Fight preview: Donald Cerrone vs. Charles Oliveira
Fight card: Donald Cerrone and Charles Oliveira meet in pretender vs. contender match
Fight card: Amir Sadollah and Duane Ludwig toil in welterweight obscurity
UFC on Versus 5 weigh-ins:
Weigh-in photos gallery
Weigh-in staredown pics
Weigh-in staredown vids
Weigh-in highlight video
UFC on Versus 5 odds:
Chris Lytle vs. Dan Hardy
Jim Miller vs. Ben Henderson
Donald Cerrone vs. Charles Oliveira
Amir Sadollah vs. Duane Ludwig
UFC on Versus 5 news:
Chris Lytle announces his retirement from MMA just one day before the event
Conference call updates and live blog
Open workouts photos gallery
Exclusive interview with Jim Miller
Exclusive interview with Joseph Benavidez part one
Exclusive interview with Joseph Benavidez part two
How to watch the event in the UK
UFC on Versus 5 editorials:
History in the Making: Chris "Lights Out" Lytle just wants to entertain you
History in the Making: Jim Miller takes on Matt Wiman in a forgotten classic
History in the Making: Ben Henderson and Donald Cerrone go to war for 25 minutes at WEC 43
Will Dan Hardy be the first fighter to knock out Chris Lytle?
Dan Hardy wants a good fight the right way and Chris Lytle is going to give it to him
Dan Hardy: This fight with Chris Lytle is a turning point in my career
Dan Hardy combats three-fight skid by losing weight and getting a hair cut
Dan Hardy needs to be a wrestler, not just a striker, when he fights Chris Lytle
Jim Miller under pressure to earn title shot over Ben Henderson
Jim Miller unsure of title shot with win over Ben Henderson
Ben Henderson expecting to go hard at an insane pace for 15 minutes with Jim Miller
Donald Cerrone won't like to trade punches with Charles Oliveira
UFC on Versus 5 videos:
Dana White video blog episode one
Dana White video blog episode two
Event preview on ESPN's "MMA Live"
Dan Hardy hunting for two bonuses against Chris Lytle
Knockout or submission, Chris Lytle is going to finish Dan Hardy
Jim Miller will try to beat up, break and submit Ben Henderson
Donald Cerrone is the Josh Koscheck of the lightweight division
Charles Oliveira will bring victory to Brazil with win over Donald Cerrone
The Shoot! Amir Sadollah trains for Duane Ludwig
Duane Ludwig training blog episode one
Duane Ludwig training blog episodes two and three
Joseph Benavidez ready to put on a show against Eddie Wineland
That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being.
What has been the biggest story heading into this event? Chris Lytle's abrupt retirement announcement? Dan Hardy fighting for his job? Jim Miller and Ben Henderson getting booked as co-main event? Something else?
Sound off, Maniacs.