While the focus of UFC 116 was on the two biggest heavyweights in the UFC, welterweight journeyman Chris Lytle managed to make some noise of his own with a decisive win over Matt "The Immortal" Brown.
In the first round, both fighters went at each other with a fairly even exchange on the feet. Neither fighter really landed anything which would have caused an end to the fight.
Brown managed to get a D'Arce choke after taking Lytle down, but Chris managed to hold on and not submit to the pressure that was being applied to his throat.
By Round 2, Lytle, who is known for throwing caution to the wind, began making solid connections on Brown by throwing every punch with bad intentions.
Towards the middle of the round, Lytle got a takedown on Brown, and proceeded to go to work on the ground.
As a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner myself, I can appreciate the transitions that Lytle went through until he got a good submission on Brown in order to take the victory.
That is the beauty of BJJ: stability is false, you must adjust to survive, and 'Lights Out" Lytle, a Jiu Jitsu black belt, did just that.
Now I know that Brock Lesnar shocked the world when he actually beat Shane Carwin with a submission tonight, but I would rather give submission of the night honors to a guy who might not always get the attention he deserves.
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