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UFC 116: Chris Lytle Vs. Matt Brown

The following is from our live coverage of UFC 116: Lesnar vs.
Carwin. To access our full coverage, check the main page.

Steve Mazzagatti to referee this sure-to-be barn burner.

Round 1: Brown looking to land kicks and Lytle is loading up on his right hand. They briefly hit the cage and as they break Brown pushes forward with a combo. Brown lands a nice trip and fails on a guillotine choke attempt. Brown showing some nice clinch control, lands a knee as they fight against the cage. Brown with a head kick as they break and then lands another knee from the clinch. Brown lands a takedown. Lytle looking for the omoplata but can’t cinch it. They scramble, Brown stays on top and looks for the D’arce choke, it’s looking pretty tight. Brown lets it go after a few tense moments. They are back to their feet. Lytle uncorks a right hand and Brown lands with some kicks. Lytle winging right hands with bad intentions and poor aim. Brown clips Lytle and knocks him off balance and to the mat. Lytle rolled for an armbar at the bell. scores the round 10-9 for Brown.

Round 2: They begin exchanging early with Lytle still looking to load up on his overhand right. Brown with a crisp left hand. Lytle answers with a big shot that slightly wobbles Brown. They hit the ground and Lytle establishes mount. He moves to side control and then to a mounted triangle. He’s also isolating Brown’s free arm with a straight armbar. Brown’s arm looks to have hyper-extended or broken as a result of the armbar, either way Mazzagatti calls it.

Chris Lytle defeated Matt Brown via Submission (armbar) at 2:02 of Round 2.

Lytle says that the choke in the first round was very tight and that his plan was just to wait for Brown to tire himself out working for the choke. He calls his double-submission attempt the “Submission of the Night.”