(The end of Lytle vs. Brown I, 8/11/07. Props: tapskilz)
— You might as well give these guys their Fight of the Night checks right now. MMA Fighting reports that a match between scrappy welterweights Chris "The Bonus Hunter" Lytle and Matt Brown has been added to UFC 116 (July 3rd, Las Vegas). Lytle and Brown have met once before, at a Unified Fight League event in August 2007; "Lights Out" won the fight by second-round guillotine choke. Lytle is now riding back-to-back wins against Kevin Burns and Brian Foster, while Brown is coming off his submission loss to Ricardo Almeida at UFC 111.
— In a matchup of lightweight grappling specialists, George Sotiropoulos and Kurt Pellegrino are also slated to tangle at UFC 116. Since his appearance on TUF 6, Sotriopoulos has built up a perfect 5-0 record in the Octagon, and recently picked up the biggest win of his career by outpointing Joe Stevenson at UFC 110. Pellegrino has also been on a tear lately, taking out four consecutive opponents, including a second-round submission via rear-naked choke over Fabricio Camoes at UFC 111 last month. The winner of this fight becomes a serious player in the 155-pound division. Who ya got?
— The UFC will be holding its next UFC on Versus event at the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on August 1st. Though we assumed that John Howard would be getting his grudge match with Anthony Johnson next, the Boston Herald says that "Doomsday" will instead be facing Jake Ellenberger. Howard is 4-0 in the UFC, and most recently picked up a Knockout of the Night award against Daniel Roberts at UFC on Versus #1. Ellenberger ate a split-decision loss against Carlos Condit in his UFC debut last year, but followed it up in January with a TKO victory over Mike Pyle at UFC 108.
— And finally, a lightweight scrap between Spencer Fisher and Dennis Siver has been arranged for the TUF 11 finale (June 19th, Las Vegas). Due to injury, Fisher hasn’t competed since his submission-via-elbows loss to Joe Stevenson at UFC 104, which broke a three-fight win streak. Siver had his own three-fight UFC win streak broken last month at Florian vs. Gomi, where he dropped a unanimous decision to TUF 9 winner Ross Pearson.