UFC on Versus 5 fight card: Previews, predictions and a complete guide to 'Hardy vs Lytle'

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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 results

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

Event poster

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.

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