Chris Lytle and Dan Hardy are set to face of this Sunday at UFC on Versus 5: Hardy vs. Lytle in what is a make-or-break fight for both competitors.
Hardy is riding a three-fight losing streak and runs the risk of being cut from the promotion if he loses this fight. Considering that Dan fought for the welterweight championship just a little more than year ago, it is surprising to see him in such a dire position.
Lytle's position is a little better than Dan's right now, but this is still a very important fight for him. With three wins in his last four fights, he probably won't get cut if he loses. That said, Chris is 36 years old and if he wants to make a run for the welterweight strap, he has to do it now. He was close to getting a title shortly after beating Matt Serra back at UFC 119, but a loss to Brian Ebersole after that stopped his momentum.
A win over Hardy would definitely get Lytle back on the right track.
Both of these guys need the win, but only one can have it.
Who's going to walk away the victor?
Let's take a look...