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UFC Fight-Booking Roundup: Lytle vs. Brown, Sotiropoulos vs. Pellegrino + More

(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.

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fatbellyfrank- April 22, 2010 at 11:15 pm
I got George by some sort of submission, and yeah first Aussie UFC title holder would be sweet
@ BenFowlkes, Fuck off, and fuck off now, dont you dare try to sully the legendary nip slip by including it in your trolling.
You will never get past Rex so dont even try.
ProfessorMMA- April 22, 2010 at 3:07 pm
i got lights out and batman...

both should be fuckin amazing fights... batman looked sooooooooo good in his last fight.. i hate soti so i hope he gets submitted
MediumRare- April 22, 2010 at 11:54 am
Sotiropoulos: first Australian UFC title holder
Carl Sagan- April 22, 2010 at 11:37 am
You're dead to me.
Barc- April 22, 2010 at 11:17 am
As shitty as it is to lose a serious card, I'll still be at ESA for UFC on Versus 2. Hopefully they put a good main event on, because in honesty, I don't give a shit about Howard/Ellenberger. Well, I do. It's just... Ahh. Nevermind. Give us a decent main event. That's all.
justscrappin- April 22, 2010 at 9:56 am
As far as the fights...I got Lytle by more experience...grappling and boxing. I think that the Sotiropoulous vs. Pellegrino fight is better in theory..but think that George will probably be a more legit blackbelt then him. Im going with the Aussie...I still remember Diaz catching an overaggressive Pellegrino in that triangle.
justscrappin- April 22, 2010 at 9:52 am
Yeah..nice catch Rex. I knew that he didn't use his full name like that..but couldn't remember exactly what it was. Although the way mmafighting has got Fowlkes writing bland as hell....I bet he will poke in here once and a while just to feel alive again. Oh btw...fuck the imposter ben fowlkes. Although I was slightly amused by his
As Good As Anyone- April 22, 2010 at 9:43 am
Batman's wrestling is on a higher degree than George's. Their grappling is even. I don't see why everyone thinks it's going to be a blowout. Take a look at Kurt's grappling record, and George's. They're dead even. Bravo for making this fight. Should be an extremely good one. I have Batman by UD or TKO.

Immortal vs. Lights-out is going to be a straight up brawl. They both have the stand up to make the other sleep. Think I'll go with Lights-out here.
El Famous Burrito- April 22, 2010 at 9:27 am
You should change your name to Burlap Snatch.

I don't know why, it would just be amusing to me.
cecils_pupils- April 22, 2010 at 9:11 am
ReX13 busted your ass troll-beotch!!
BENedictArnoldFOWLKES- April 22, 2010 at 9:07 am
so if thats not the real BF should I change my name or leave it BENedictArnoldFOWLKES? Shitbag was already taken.
jimbonics- April 22, 2010 at 9:04 am

ReX13- April 22, 2010 at 9:00 am
UFC>>The real BF was "bfowlkes". This BenFowlkes is a new account--three days old.

UFC is now the best- April 22, 2010 at 8:49 am
Is that the real BF? Didn't he use to comment as just ben, or was that BG.

Now i am confused.

And I was also looking for that nip slip the other day.
Zee German- April 22, 2010 at 8:46 am
With these two fights (Lytle vs. Brown, Sotiropolous vs. Pellegrino) you don't need a main event. At least I don't. I like both guys but I hope Lytle wins. Guy is a stud.
And I go with Sotiropolous over Pellegrino. But don't take my word for it, Fight Picker says I owe him 50 bucks.

Yves Latrine- April 22, 2010 at 8:39 am
Georgie destroys Batman.
iDestroy- April 22, 2010 at 8:32 am
Sotoropolis is a bad man. As funny lookin' as he may be. I see him submitting Batman.
BENedictArnoldFOWLKES- April 22, 2010 at 8:25 am
Someone watch the door and next time BF sticks his head in....punch him in the eye!!!
Promise of Stress- April 22, 2010 at 8:07 am
Does anyone know who is headling the UFC on Versus #2 card? As an upstanding member of the Salt Lake community I will need to know how many kegs i will need to get for tailgating.
MF Joel- April 22, 2010 at 7:55 am
I love this matchmaking, and would like Georgie to smash Batman, please. Also, I'd like him to stop calling himself Batman. How about 'Aqualad'?
MoonBelly- April 22, 2010 at 7:49 am
Oh and great match making. I was wondering who they were going to give George SogiluwdsfawkaugfPOLIs. Pelligrino makes A LOT Of sense.
MoonBelly- April 22, 2010 at 7:49 am
oh sure Old Daddy thinks he can just drunkenly stumble in any time he pleases, remind us of the good old days and everything will be fine. That's not how it works now BF!

fiveforfive- April 22, 2010 at 7:33 am
As much as I hate hearing Joe Rogan screaming about mission control, I have to pick Sotiropolous. Any other questions?
BenFowlkes- April 22, 2010 at 7:32 am
What ever happened to the Arianny Celeste nipple slip. That was great. Remember?
ReX13- April 22, 2010 at 7:31 am
Joe Silva needs to be making more money, you heard?