UFC on Versus 5 Compustrike Preview: Lytle’s Advantage
Fans around the world are expecting the main event of Dan Hardy and Chris Lytle to be an exciting bout featuring two men who are not afraid to stand and trade. According to Compustrike both men are near mirror images of each other in the stand up department with Hardy on average landing 41/87 (47%) strikes compared to Lytle landing 38/85 (45%). From the looks of things “Lights Out” has the best chance against “The Outlaw” on the ground. Lytle in a combined nine fights on the ground has gained dominate position ten times and has attempted submissions ten times. Hardy in the past has shown to be an extremely tough opponent to tap out for even the best submission specialists, but it’s easier said than done to tap him out.
Will this be a stand up affair or will this fight be decided in the grappling department? We’ll find out Sunday, till then keep it on lock with Lowkick.com, and visit our friends at Compustrike.com for all your MMA stat needs.
Key Notes from both fighters:
-Hardy’s opponents were successful on 20 of 21 takedown attempts (95%-St. Pierre 9 of 9; Johnson 4 of 4)
-Hardy & Lytle have attempted just 11 takedowns, hitting on three in their 16 combined UFC fights (Hardy 1 of 3)
-68% of Lytle’s landed strikes were arm strikes
-Hardy has secured 0 dominant positions, his opponents have secured 22
-Lytle’s opponents landed just 31% of their arm strikes
-Lytle was on the feet for 63% of his last 9 UFC fights
-Hardy’s fight times are nearly identical: Standing:47:28 – Ground: 43:16