Chris Lytle has no plans on changing his style against Dan HardyPosted on August 13, 2011, 11:29 PM by Trent Reinsmith
Chris Lytle will face Dan Hardy on Sunday in the main event of the UFC on Versus 5 fight card. The fight will be Lytle’s first since dropping a unanimous decision to Brian Ebersole at UFC 127 in February of this year. Lytle has put together a career MMA record of 30-18-5 since making his debut in February 1999.
Lytle’s opponent, Hardy, will bring a three fight losing streak with him when he enters the Octagon on Sunday night. He will also bring expectations that Lytle will not deviate from his normal crowd-pleasing stand and bang style when the two square off. Hardy specifically asked for Lytle after losing to Anthony Johnson via unanimous decision in March of this year, tweeting “Win in a blaze of glory or go out on my shield. Someone like Mr Lytle…”
The fight with Johnson left Hardy a bit upset as Johnson had intimated before the fight that he would engage in a stand up battle, but once the cage door locked behind the fighters that plan went out the window. Johnson exploited Hardy’s lack of wrestling skills during the three round bout, spending most of the time on the ground, grinding out the win.
Lytle spoke to MMAJunkie.com about his upcoming bout with Hardy and seemed to indicate that he has no plans on deviating from the style that has won him eight UFC fight night bonuses, "The bottom line is people have to want to watch the fight. You should do enough to make them want to buy the next pay-per-view. People need to be like, 'Wow, that was cool. I need to see more.' That's my job. That's what I'm supposed to do. That's what Dan's supposed to do, and that's what we're going to do." – for more on Chris Lytle visit MMAJunkie.com