Chris Lytle (25-16-5) is proving that how you fight is perhaps more important than anything else in the UFC.
The Indiana firefighter and father of four recently signed a multi-fight contract extension with the promotion and will return to action against Paul Taylor (9-3-1) at UFC 89: "Leben vs. Bisping" at the National Indoor Arena (NIA) in Birmingham, England, on October 18.
MMAmania.com today confirmed the new deal and welterweight match up.
"Lights Out" has lost five of his last seven bouts inside the Octagon, which typically means that a fighter is either done or needs to go outside the organization and win his way back in. However, Lytle has been the victim of three vicious cuts during that span and on the wrong side of one razor thin decision.
And something has to be said for putting on action-packed, gutsy performances -- something that Lytle demonstrates just about every time out of late.
He most recently lost a blood-soaked unanimous decision to Josh Koscheck at UFC 86: "Jackson vs. Griffin" on July 5.
Taylor, on the other hand, is coming off his first win inside that Octagon against Jess Liaudin at UFC 85: "Bedlam" last month after suffering back-to-back losses for the first time in his career. He is a regular on the UFC European circuit, having been involved in the last four shows (this will be his fifth) overseas.
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