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Report: Chris Lytle to return at UFC 86

UFC welterweight fighter Chris Lytle has agreed to make his Octagon return at UFC 86 on July 5 in Las Vegas, according to a report by The Fight Network.

TFN is quoting a source close to Lytle as confirming the news that also indicated that an opponent for the bout has not been determined.

The UFC has yet to officially announce Lytle’s involvement on the show, which will be headlined by a UFC light heavyweight title defense by current champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson taking on challenger Forrest Griffin.

The Indiana native last competed during the undercard of UFC 81 in February. He recorded a TKO due to strikes over newcomer Kyle Bradley at just 0:33 of round 1.

  • Thomas says:

    Great. He deserves to be on the main card!

  • Mike Wolfe says:

    Yeah, I liked him when he was on TUF several seasons ago. No melodramatics or trash talk.

  • Rich S. says:

    Chris Lytle is amazing.. and the facts speek for themselves.. he’s a great fighter with bad luck in the UFC.. but, things are looking up for him..

    the first time i saw him fight was against Robbie Lawler at UFC 45 or 46.. i believe.. he stood and banged with Lawler and only got hurt once.. he lost a decision.. but he never quit once.. great fight..

    if you ask me, he takes well-rounded to a whole nother level..
    because it’s not that he can strike AND sub.. but.. he has GREAT striking and GREAT sub’s.. powerful and technical shots when standing.. and he can catch you from the craziest angles [w/ a sub] on the ground..

    best of luck..
    hope he picks up the “W” and moves on..

  • Wang Chung says:

    wow, breath of fresh air over here with positive comments. over on sherdog they have a thread and it’s just people bashing and hating on the guy like he’s a no name and doesn’t deserve co-main event status. his new style says otherwise in my opinion.

    i’ve always liked lytle, he’s got tons of heart and he’s got tons of skills. the fact he’s such a chill family man only makes it that much easier to root for him. i wish best of luck.

    ps-people on sherdog are saying he’s fighting a big name and it’s the co-main event(?)..

  • Dayzah says:

    He said a few fights ago that he has changed his attitude towards fighting and hes gonna ktfo out of everybody in a fast pace for now on .. no more boring fights for him and in his last 3 hes proved that even if one was a loss.. I think he could have continued vs Alves even tho the cut was on the lid it was very small.

    I think he deserves it and im guessing maybe someone like Kos for a opponent? Pavia said his opponent is a big star I think. Maybe not Kos but its all I can think of atm cause im tired as hell.

  • Rich S. says:

    yeah, dayzah, that was after his last victory when he said that..
    the guys a great boxer.. and is JJ is otherworldly.. i’m just suprised he’s had such bad luck in the UFC.. it’s probably because the UFC has an extremely strong WW class..

    i mean.. he’s fought.. Robbie Lawler, Matt Hughes, Thiago Alves, Karo Parisyan, Matt Serra, Joe Riggs…

    he’s fought the best in the business.. really.. he hasn’t cought a break with the tough fights untill recently..

    i think his luck has changed and he’s going to start moving up in the ranks..

  • Danny says:

    Move him to the wec and fight comdit 4 the belt. awesome match right there

  • Dayzah says:

    ahh Kos , I was right.


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