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

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Six/ Six

    Lytle better take Hardy’s ass to the mat and take care of business.
    He starts playing around and trying to show off his “pro boxing” skills … he might wake up looking at the lights.

    Can’t say Lytle is a very smart fighter if he purposely stands up all night with Hardy.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ryan-Ventura/ Ryan Ventura

    I couldn’t agree more, but I still think about what Carlos Condit did to The Outlaw. If Hardy isn’t careful, we might see a repeat of that.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Scottiej86/ scottiej86

    Lytle doesnt have the power of Condit, Hardy has only been knocked out that one time in his career and Chris Lytle has actually completed a real takedown in almost 3 years. almost all of his ground work has come as the result of his opponent taking the fight to the mat. there are a number of advantages on Hardy side of things: speed, significant reach, and the fact that Lytle likes to throw big bombs without setting them up where Hardy uses more technique and speed.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Scottiej86/ scottiej86

    *hasnt completed a real takedown

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ryan-Ventura/ Ryan Ventura

    Very good points and factors to bring up Scott.