“Lights Out” Chris Lytle (30-18-5) is reportedly set to step into the Octagon for the very last time in tonight’s UFC on Versus 5 main event.
The 36-year-old MMA veteran’s professional career spans over a decade including a total of 19 fights in the UFC, where he has gone 9-10. Lytle is a five-time “Fight of the Night,” two-time “Submission of the Night”, and one-time “Knockout of the Night” winner and is presently tied with UFC Middleweight Champion “The Spider” Anderson Silva (28-4) for the most fight performance bonuses in the history of the UFC. Tonight he will face British slugger “The Outlaw” Dan Hardy (23-9) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Bradley Center in what promises to be a barn burner that has all the makings of another Award of the Night honor.
Though a veteran of multiple mixed martial arts organizations, Lytle is most known for his fights within the UFC’s Octagon. He made his promotional debut at UFC 28 in November 2000 then bounced around a few regional promotions as well as took five more fights in the UFC before joining the cast of The Ultimate Fighter 4. “Lights Out” defeated “Secret Weapon” Pete Spratt (22-19) and “The Dominator” Din Thomas (25-8) in exhibition bouts on the Spike TV reality show but lost via Split Decision to “The Terror” Matt Serra at The Ultimate Fighter 4 Live Finale in November 2006.