British welterweight star Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy made it no secret that he wanted his next fight to be against fellow knockout artist Chris “Lights Out” Lytle. On Sunday, Aug. 14, live from Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Hardy gets his wish, as the UFC announced this past week its first-ever card in Wisconsin.
Originally from Nottingham, England, Dan Hardy earned his stripes in the UFC thanks to his devastating power and a fearless approach inside the Octagon. Holding wins over the likes of Mike Swick, Marcus Davis and Rory Markham, the 28-year-old hit a skid after losing to Georges St-Pierre in March of 2010. A first-round knockout loss to Carlos Condit and a unanimous decision defeat to Anthony Johnson followed. Hardy hopes to get back to his winning ways after he finally gets his much-desired bout with Lytle in Milwaukee.
A winner of four out of his last five bouts, Chris Lytle has developed a reputation for giving the fans their money’s worth. Known for his heavy hands and free-swinging approach, the 36-year-old former pro boxer wanted nothing more than a knock-em-out, drag-em-out bout against Hardy this summer.
“I don’t like to take a fight unless I know it can potentially be the best, most exciting one of my career,” Lytle, who owns a record of 40-18-4, said. “This fight has the potential to be that and more. I’m on a seek-and-destroy mission and I know that Dan is, too. I’m really excited for this fight.”
UFC Live will be broadcast live on VERSUS at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
Tickets for the event go on sale next Saturday, June 11 at 10 a.m. CT and are priced at $250, $125, $75, and $50. Tickets are available at the Bradley Center Ticket Office, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster Outlets, or by phone at 800?745?3000. Tickets are subject to applicable convenience and service fees.
UFC Fight Club members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event on Thursday, June 9 at 10 a.m. CT via ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers on Friday, June 10 starting at 10 a.m. CT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through ufc.com.