Chris Lytle ends career by submitting Dan Hardy in UFC Live 5 main event

by Michael David Smith | source:

Chris Lytle ended his UFC career in style on Sunday night in Milwaukee, submitting Dan Hardy with less than a minute to go in the third round of an exciting main event.

The 36-year-old Lytle announced before the fight that he was planning to retire to spend more time with his family and explore a political career, and he couldn't have asked for a better way to go out. The fight was exactly the kind of brawl that Lytle loves, with plenty of hard punches landed by both men. The fight was fought almost entirely standing up, but late in the third round, when they went to the ground for the first time, Lytle sunk in a guillotine choke that forced Hardy to tap.

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Chris "Lights Out" Lytle Vs. Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Chris Lytle <a href=Chris Lytle" src="" />
Height 5′ 11″ (180.34 cm)
Weight 170 (77.11 kg)
Record 30-18-5
Team Integrated Fighting Academy
Name Dan Hardy <a href=Dan Hardy" src="" />
Height 5′ 11″ (180.34 cm)
Weight 187 (84.82 kg)
Record 23-9-0
Team Team Rough House
Chris Lytle def. Dan Hardy via submission (guillotine choke) - Round 3, 4:16

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Jaybrone site profile image  

8/16/11 4:21 AM by Jaybrone

Hardy Lytle to me was much more evenly matched then the Bendo Miller fight that Bendo dominated. Hardy caught Lytle flush a few times and actually looked to hurt him. Lytle goes out like a stud and a true FIGHTER not bad for a fire fighter who trains in addition to his full time job not as his full time job. Mad respect and wish him the best in the future. I'd like to see him get ellected to the senate and put those whiney bitches in check and make em actually WORK.

khollings site profile image  

8/15/11 8:18 PM by khollings

Hardy can't win on the UG, can he? You guys f'ing blast him for not working on wrestling and then act all butt hurt when he tries to pull something new outta his bag. If anything, it shows progression. I don't blame him for shooting in the last round. He probably figured he was going to lose to decision anyway. War Hardy

JolietJake site profile image  

8/15/11 3:10 PM by JolietJake

Hmmmm, missed that.

diggity site profile image  

8/15/11 2:56 PM by diggity

Props to mattyecb for a great post, it actually added to my understanding of things and was just generally good. It's nice to not read crap from hatred constantly.Thank you!

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8/15/11 10:57 AM by MattyECB

HAH, Askren might be as boring as mud, although I started appreciating him more after grappling, but he's doing what it took Fitch fucking years to realise. If your style won't get ppl talking, do the talking yourself lol

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8/15/11 10:55 AM by MattyECB

Just to add to that last point, it's idiotic how some ppl were complaining about the bonuses. DFW gives out locker room cash and helps move ppl up or down the internal rankings depending on how well they work for the UFC, I have no doubt the insane fighters like Herman, ppl who warred like Bendo and Miller (Who also had to grind his way through 7 only to have a bad fight against Smooth fuck up all that hard work) will get recognized. I think it's good PUBLICLY, they made that whole affair for Lytle. Man has a heart of gold, always brings it and gave one last bad ass performance. I'm pretty sure he's made over half a million in bonuses now over the past 3/4 years, got to end witha win over a former top contender and was a sick motorcycle All is right in the mma world :D

MattyECB site profile image  

8/15/11 10:51 AM by MattyECB

Are you fckin kidding me? That entire card was fanfare for Lytle. He got the main card when he was coming off a loss and Dan Hardy 3, while the co was a number 1 contender spot.He got FOTN when it should have gone to Bendo-Miller or Hamman easy, and he got sub when it absolutely should have gone to Herman's nasty insane sub.On top of leaving with the 130 000 he comes out with his kids says that beautiful speach and leaves on an uber high note. The entire thing was like a fairy tale. Don't get me wrong, I'm insanely in support of the bonus choices and the entire event, but the whole point of this was to prove UFC takes care of its company men, and I think it's clear they did that

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8/15/11 3:14 AM by RowdyYates

 Harley Davidson is American therefor you must call it a motorCYCLE! A motorbike is one of those silly scooters you brits ride around =)

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8/15/11 2:12 AM by diggity

great fight, 2 great fighters, keep it respectful. they both did much rock out with their cock out.

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8/14/11 11:55 PM by regg10

from a huge fan and fellow hoosier thanks for all the memories chris you will be missed the most exciting fighter to ever step foot in the octagon