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MMA By The Numbers: Chris Lytle

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MMA By The Numbers: Chris ‘Lights Out’ Lytle

Prior to his fight last night during UFC On Versus against Dan Hardy, Chris ‘Lights Out’ Lytle announced he would be retiring from the Ultimate Fighting Championship and mixed martial arts. The 36-year-old Indianapolis Indiana native first made his debut in mixed martial arts in 1999 after having been trained by Pat McPherson and Keith Palmer.

During his first 4 years of competing he made a name for himself within the Pancrase organization. His career within the UFC was spread over 7 years. He debuted and had his first fight in the company in the year 2000. He became a regular UFC fighter from 2003 to 2005 before he was released and fought a couple of fights in the WEC. He was then brought back as a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter Season 4: The Comeback, where he was the welterweight runner up to Matt Serra. Since re-joining the company in 2006 he had become one of the UFC’s most tenured fighters.

Below we look at the mixed martial arts career of Chris ‘Lights Out’ Lytle by the numbers…

Ultimate Fighting Championship:

*12 Fights (20th Most All-Time) on UFC Pay-Per-View with a record of 6-6. (First Fight: UFC # 45 Vs Robbie Lawler Last Fight: UFC # 127 Vs Brian Ebersole)

*4 Fights on UFC The Ultimate Fighter with a record of 3-1.

*3 Main Event Fights (6th Most All-Time) on UFC The Ultimate Fighter. (First Main Event: August 31st 2006 Vs Pete Spratt Last Main Event: November 11th 2006 Vs Matt Serra)

*1 Fight on UFC On Versus with a record of 1-0.

*1 Main Event Fight (8th Most All-Time) on UFC On Versus. (Main Event: August 14th 2011 Vs Dan Hardy)

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