UFC newcomer Kyle Bradley is set to do battle with Chris Lytle at UFC 81: Breaking Point on February 1st.
Bradley (13-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) was rumored to have signed with EliteXC with plans for him to participate in an upcoming event. Those rumors were quickly quelled after Bradley’s Team Voodoo teammate and UFC fighter Rich Clementi announced that Bradley was instead coming to the UFC. Bradley is a well rounded fighter winning 8 of his fights by knockout and 4 more by submission. Just one of his fights has gone the distance. He has not lost in his last seven fights including three straight first round wins.
Lytle (24-15-5 MMA, 3-7 UFC) first fought in the UFC in 2000 at UFC 28. Though Lytle owns just a 3-7 record in the UFC he has faced tough opponents in Matt Hughes, Joe Riggs, and Karo Parisyan. A contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 4 “The Comeback” Lytle dropped a split decision to Matt Serra on the season’s live finale. He last fought at UFC 78, losing to Thiago Alves in a controversial fight that ended after the second round as the result of a cut Lytle sustained.
UFC 81: Breaking Point takes place February 2nd at The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and airs on pay-per-view. The card is headlined by former-professional wrestler Brock Lesnar who takes on former champion Frank Mir in the night’s main event. The card also features a heavyweight title bout between Tim Sylvia and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.