UFC veterans Chris “Lights Out” Lytle and Sean Salmon both competed this weekend in two separate MMA events.
Lytle headlined a United Fight League event at the Canseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Lytle submitted Matt Brown at 2:49 in the second round. Lytle received special permission from the UFC to headline the event in his home town. Originally scheduled to face Tristan Yunker, who withdrew from the bout in July due to an injury, Lytle was instead matched up against Brown. After the bout Lytle discussed his UFC future stating he declined a main event fight at UFC Fight Night 11 in September against Mike Swick in order to compete at the event. He is expected to appear on a UFC card this fall.
Also in action this weekend was Sean Salmon who came away victorious for the second straight time since leaving the UFC following losses to Alan Belcher and Rashad Evans. Salmon, who fought at the 205 lb. light heavyweight limit in the UFC, is planning on dropping to the 185 lb. middleweight division upon return to the UFC. Salmon defeated Bill Hill last night at XFO 19 near Chicago. The bout was fought at a catchweight of 195 lb. When Salmon will ultimately return to the UFC is not yet known.