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Following his victory against Dan Hardy at UFC on Versus 5, Chris Lytle announced his retirement.
After setting a record of ten post-fight bonuses, Chris Lytle announced his retirement after he out pointed Dan Hardy at UFC on Versus 5. While many probably shrugged their shoulders afterwards, his fans shed a few tears.
Since his TUF 4 loss against Matt Serra in 2006, Chris Lytle won ten fight bonuses in his 14 professional bouts which sums up to more than half a million dollar. Nevertheless, he will step out in the organization, claiming that he wants to spend more time for his family. He felt that he’s been neglecting his family after his upset defeat against Brian Ebersole.
But with Chris Lytle being able to slug out Dan Hardy, who made his way to the title shot against GSP in 2010, the UFC has suffered a great loss.View Article Source »
Chris Lytle, Dan Hardy and Donald Cerrone were able to get a bonus of $65,000 after their fights at UFC on Versus 5.
UFC on Versus 5, which took place in Milwaukee last Sunday night, is filled with finishes and exciting bouts that left UFC officials with some difficulty on choosing the post-fight awards and bonuses.
After the astonishing bout between Dan Hardy and Chris Lytle, it was almost easy to think that the two would be the Fight of the Night. Chris Lytle had difficulty in facing his opponent, but he was still able to manage to end the fight with a submission — earning him the Submission of the Night. He had earned $65,000 each for his two awards, and earned a 2012 Softail Blackline motorcycle from Harley Davidson for his victory. On the other hand, Dan Hardy scored a $65,000 bonus for his part in the fight and a promise from the UFC co-owner and CEO – Lorenzo Fertitta- that he will not be released from the contract despite his fourth consecutive loss.
Meanwhile, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone obtained the Knockout of Night bonus, which earned him $65,000, after knocking out Charles Oliveira through a hook punch and a knee.View Article Source »
UFC on Versus 5's results are in! Check out who among your fighters took home the bacon.
Last Sunday’s UFC on Versus 5 is now in the books and the results are in!Last Sunday’s UFC on Versus 5 is now in the books and the results are in!
In the main event, Dan Hardy faced Chris Lytle, while Jim Miller attempted to make his eight consecutive win against Ben Henderson. See the complete and quick results of UFC on Versus 5 after the break.Read the rest of the article »
"Right now I feel like I'm unstoppable and that's exactly what I need to feel going into this fight." --- Dan Hardy, UFC Welterweight Fighter
Dan Hardy puts the possibility of loosing his career at the back of his mind, and said that “I feel unstoppable” prior to his match against Chris Lytle this coming Saturday at UFC on Versus 5. It should be recalled that the British MMA fighter has not tasted success since 2009, and has lost to Georges St-Pierre, Carlos Condit and Anthony Johnson. In relation to this, fans know that only few fighters with a 0-3 record stays in the UFC.
His current situation dictates that this can be his make or break bout, and he will be facing one of the most experienced welterweight around — Chris Lytle. And while Dan Hardy wants a stand-up war, it seems that his opponent will give it to him. However, he won’t be throwing each punch with fear that it’ll be his last in the UFC.Read the rest of the article »
UFC announced that they will stream the preliminary bouts of their upcoming UFC on Versus 5 on Facebook for free.
UFC officials announced that UFC on Versus 5: Hardy vs Lytle will stream eight of its preliminary matches for free on its official Facebook Fan Page. This move – which will begin on Sunday, August 14, at 5:45 p.m. ET – will give UFC fans a chance to watch the entire event as if they are inside the arena.
While the Dan Hardy vs Chris Lytle bout will be in the main event, the rest of the card fills out well. Check the full card after the break.Read the rest of the article »
"I feel like if I do my job, I’ll give him the fight that he deserves and that’s what I plan on doing." --- Chris Lytle, UFC Welterweight Fighter
This Sunday, Chris Lytle will face Dan Hardy in the main event of UFC on Versus 5 in Milwaukee. With the former’s fighting spirit, crowd-pleasing style and determination – matched with his opponent’s striking style – it is no brainer that their bout has the potential of being the Fight of the Night. UFC quickly […]Read the rest of the article »
Another fighter was scrapped from UFC on Versus 5's lineup, as Leonard Garcia bows out from his match against Alex Caceres due to injury.
Another injury hits UFC on Versus 5 lineup, as Leonard Garcia withdraws from his match against Alex Caceres. The promotion announced the injury last Tuesday, and tapped Jim Hettes to fill-in Leonard Garcia’s shoes.
Jim Hettes has an incredible record of 8-0, all of it comes via submission. He was eyed by the UFC last year, but he was not able to sign a contract due to commitments to another promotion.
UFC on Versus 5 will be the promotion’s first event in Wisconsin, and it will kick off at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. The event will headline a welterweight bout between Dan Hardy and Chris Lytle. Also in the main event is a lightweight duel between Jim Miller and Ben Henderson.View Article Source »
Two popular welterweights will try to redeem their record, as Dan Hardy and Chris Lytle will headline the UFC on Versus 5 this August.
Two popular welterweights, Dan Hardy and Chris Lytle, have agreed to lock horns at the upcoming UFC on Versus 5 this August. The UFC officials have confirmed the match to be the tournament’s main event.
UFC on Versus 5 will likely be Dan Hardy’s last shot, following a distress from George St-Pierre at UFC 111, Carlos Condit at UFC 120, and Anthony Johnson at UFC Fight Night 24. Chris Lytle, on the other hand, is also coming off a loss from Brian Ebersole at UFC 127. But prior to the setback, the former pro-boxer anchors notable victories over Kevin Burns, Brian Foster and Matt Serra.
UFC on Versus 5 will kick off on August 14 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. The event’s main card will air live on Versus.View Article Source »
"He'll never use that stuff as an excuse, and the reason he tried to keep this quiet is because he wants to make sure that Ebersole gets all the credit in the world for his win, and for livening up the fight," ---Ken Pavia, Chris Lytle's Manager
Chris Lytle might not admit it but his loss to Brian Ebersole last UFC 127 looked as if he was not giving his full strength. Four weeks before the fight, he had injured meniscus in his right knee removed. This maybe the reason why he didn’t have a chance to fight on a full bar on last Saturday’s event.
The procedure was kept unpublicized because he didn’t want to devalue Ebersole’s win. Despite the risk, Lytle chose to fight and true enough he lost via unanimous decision to Ebersole which ended up his four-fight win streak. This might also put a last blow on his MMA career.
“He’s considering his options, and retirement is one of them,” said Lytle’s manager Ken Pavia.Read the rest of the article »
"I was spitting on the floor to let him know what I thought of him." ---Michael Bisping to Jorge Rivera
Ultimate Fighting Championship’s middleweight contender, Michael Bisping, will be facing disciplinary action despite winning in the recently concluded UFC 127.
After finishing his second-round TKO to Jorge Rivera, Bisping went to the corner closest to Rivera’s team and spit in their direction. The incident was caught on camera. This alerted UFC President Dana White teach Bisping a lesson.
Rivera’s manager, Matt Phinney, get in contact with the spit according to a statement from their camp.
“Bisping’s conduct after he was awarded the TKO is not acceptable,” Rivera’s manager Lex McMahon said via email to MMA Fighting. “Taunting and spitting at and on Jorge’s coach Matt Phinney is the deplorable conduct of a schoolyard bully. And like all bullies, Mr. Bisping needs to be punished. In this instance, it would be appropriate if Bisping is fined and suspended by the commission and/or the UFC.”Read the rest of the article »
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