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UFC 116: Chris Lytle vs Matt Brown possible for July 3


Talk about an all-out war.

MMA Fighting brings word that welterweights Chris Lytle and Matt Brown are in talks to throw down at UFC 116, which is set to take place on July 3 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Lights Out" and the "Immortal" are best known for their reckless abandon inside the Octagon. And that willingness to put it all on the line time after time is a trait that has turned both gentlemen into fan favorites.

This fight will also serve as a rematch between the two brawlers as their first match up back in 2007 in the now defunct United Fight League (UFL) saw Lytle defeat Brown with a guillotine choke. 

Considering that revenge is at stake, you can be sure that both men will be bringing their A-games to the contest.

Lylte (38-17-5) was last seen in action at UFC 110: "Nogueira vs. Velasquez," where he shocked the MMA world by taking home "Submission of the Night" honors with a first round victory over Brain Foster via kneebar. It's not that Chris isn't capable on the ground, he actually holds a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, but coincidentally enough, the last time Lytle was involved in a contest that was stopped due to submission was his win over Brown three years ago.

"Lights Out" had won three straight "Fight of the Night" honors before his victory over Foster, two came in winning fashion against Kevin Burns at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale and against Paul Taylor at UFC 89: "Bisping vs. Leben." He dropped a wildly entertaining slugfest to Marcus Davis at UFC 93: "Franklin vs. Henderson."

Brown (11-8) last competed at UFC 111: "St. Pierre vs. Hardy" where he fell victim to a rear-naked choke courtesy of Ricardo Almeida. Prior to that bout, Matt had won three consecutive contests inside the Octagon and four out of five with the UFC since competing on The Ultimate Fighter 7.

UFC 116 is set to be headlined by Brock Lesnar's return to the cage as he defends his heavyweight title against Shane Carwin. Also expected on the fight card are match ups between Wanderlei Silva and Yoshihiro Akiyama, Kurt Pellegrino and George Sotiopoulos, as well as a rematch between Stephan Bonnar and Krzysztof Soszynski.

Keep it locked to for more news on UFC 116 as it becomes available.

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