UFC welterweight slugger Chris “Lights Out” Lytle defeated Matt Serra last night at UFC 119 to correct what he believed to be the last spotty performance on his record. Serra and Lytle met in the finale of The Ultimate Fighter: The Comeback and both fought conservatively en route to a controversial decision win for Serra. After avenging that loss, Lytle is in the mood to tie up some other loose ends; namely, Thiago Alves.
“Revenge sounds pretty good right now, I don’t know. A lot of these fights haven’t been about revenge in any way,” Lytle said. “This fight, I wanted to just put on the fight I should’ve last time. It was the last time I fought not up to my expectations and I felt like that’s why I wanted to do this one over.
I would like to fight Thiago [Alves] again just because last time I thought we had a great fight and it got stopped early before the third round. I didn’t think it should’ve been and I’d like to see what happens in the third round. So, I’ll talk to Dana and these guys and whatever they feel is probably what we’ll do.”
Lytle and Alves met at UFC 78 in November of 2007 and fought for two rounds before the doctor called a halt to the bout based on a cut Lytle had sustained. Many deemed the loss controversial and a match up between the two would make sense as Alves is currently on a two-fight losing streak; although, “The Pitbull” is expected to face John “Doomsday” Howard this December UFC 124.