Chris “Lights Out” Lytle put on another exciting performance Saturday night, this time against Matt “The Terror” Serra, using the go-for-broke style that has become his trademark. Lytle and Serra battled for three rounds in a kick-and-takedown-sparse fight that Lytle dominated from bell to bell. The Indianapolis native took home the unanimous decision and, after the fight, gave Matt Serra respect for obliging him in the stand up brawl that he favors.
“You could tell we’re both a lot better than when we last fought,” Lytle said of their ‘TUF 4′ meeting. “Especially because Matt’s KO’d some good guys. He had more power than I gave him credit for in the past. I credit Matt, he gave me what I wanted. He’s one of the best in the world on the ground, but still said, ‘I’ll bang with this guy.” I’ve got to give credit to him. I was able to fight the fight I wanted and it was unbelievable to me. It was a great fight and fun to do it in front of my hometown.”
Lytle makes it four in a row in the UFC, with wins over Kevin Burns, Brian Foster, Matt Brown and now, Matt Serra but he didn’t take home any Fight Night bonuses this time. “Lights Out” improves his MMA record to 30-17-5 and his station in the UFC welterweight division, though it is unclear exactly where he stands at 170lbs.