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Chris Lytle returns, fights Lewis Gallant on Jan. 13

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight slugger, Chris Lytle, had the perfect ending to his mixed martial arts (MMA) career. Not only did he strangle Dan Hardy in his retirement fight, he got to celebrate his achievements in combat sports inside the Octagon with his family by his side.

Relive the moment here.

Now, more than six years later, the 43-year-old firefighter and part-time political activist is coming back to the face-punching business, taking on Lewis Gallant at Bare Knuckle Boxing 9 on Jan. 13, 2018 inside O2 Arena in London, England.

I guess he got tired of waiting for this phone call.

Lytle (31-18-5), always ranked in or around the top 10, was best known for being impossible to finish and fought just about every big name at 170 pounds, including Robbie Lawler, Nick Diaz, Matt Brown, and Josh Koscheck, just to name a few.

No stranger to “Fight of the Night” bonuses, the striker known as “Lights Out” was last seen tearing the house down for Submission Underground when he went to war with grappling ace Jake Shields.

Even at this age, Gallant is going to have his work cut out for him.

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