Noke-Lawlor Targeted for UFC Live 5

By Mike Whitman Jun 1, 2011
Kyle Noke (left) is likely to battle Tom Lawlor at UFC Live 5. | Photo: Dave Mandel/

The fight card for UFC Live 5 continues to fill out, as Kyle Noke will likely meet Tom Lawlor in a middleweight attraction at the Aug. 14 event.

Noke tweeted news of the bout on Wednesday evening.

“Just found out I will be fighting on Aug. 14 against Tom Lawlor,” Noke wrote. “Tom is a good fighter. [It] should be a great fight!”

Headlined by a welterweight scrap pitting hard-punching Brit Dan Hardy against durable veteran Chris Lytle, UFC Live 5 will emanate from the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. The event's main card will air live on cable network Versus.

Noke, 31, rides a five-fight winning streak heading into his showdown with Lytle. The Aussie debuted with the UFC at “The Ultimate Fighter 11” finale, knocking out Josh Bryant in the second round. Noke followed that victory with a win over Rob Kimmons and most recently bested Chris Camozzi at UFC 127 in February.

Like his opponent, Lawlor is also a “TUF” alum, competing on season eight of the reality show. The 28-year-old most recently rebounded from a two-fight skid by outpointing Patrick Cote at UFC 121 in October. The middleweight was originally supposed to return to action at UFC 134 against Maiquel Falcao, but that bout was eventually scrapped following Falcao's release from the promotion.

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