Chris Lytle returns to the Octagon this Saturday night for the first time in nearly 4 months. He is coming off of a loss to Ultimate Fighter 4 winner Matt Serra. But he’s not just returning to try and get back on the winning track, he’s returning against one of the toughest match-ups of his career.
Lytle has been one step away from a UFC title shot several times in his career. Although his fight with Matt Hughes on Saturday night may not automatically vault him into the number 1 contender’s spot, it would go a long way towards rejuvenating his UFC career.
At Pride 33 in Las Vegas this past weekend, Mike Russow stepped up on short notice to face Russian heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov. Doing well early on, Russow got caught in an armbar that ended up finishing the fight. Neither he nor his corner seemed to agree with the end of the fight though.
Later that night, referee Mario Yamasaki told MMAWeekly’s Ken Pishna that Russow had complained in the fight that Kharitonov was holding his glove, which is illegal. Yamasaki said that he moved in to warn Kharitonov, who then extended the armbar and caused Russow to tap.
Tonight on MMAWeeklyRadio.com, LIVE at 6pm PT / 9pm ET, Chris Lytle joins Damon & Jeff to discuss the biggest fight of his career. Mike Russow’s corner man Dennis Hughes talks about their dissatisfaction with the ending to the fight and longtime MMAWeekly Radio guest broadcaster Kit Cope also stop by.
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