The rematch between the former welterweight champion Matt Serra (11-6) and the always exciting Chris Lytle (29-17-5) has been made official. The two TUF 4 finalist have been scheduled to battle it out at the upcoming UFC 119 at the Conseco Fieldhouse on Sept. 25 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
In the fighters first outing in the octagon, Serra would prove the victor with a close split-decision getting Serra the title shot that shocked many with his TKO of the champ Georges St-Pierre.
Serra in his last bout made an impressive statement with a first round TKO over UFC vet Frank Trigg.
“Lights Out” Lytle, known for his wars in the ring has been on a tear as of late through the UFC welterweight division. Most recently Lytle finished Matt Brown by armbar in the second round at UFC 116 . Prior to that, he took out Brian Foster by kneebar, and Kevin Burns by unanimous decision.
UFC 119 will be headlined by another rematch as well, as Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will try to avenge his recent loss to former heavyweight champion Frank Mir. Here is how the card is shaping up as of now.
Heavyweight bout: Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Frank Mir
Light Heavyweight bout: Antônio Rogério Nogueira vs. Ryan Bader
Lightweight bout: Sean Sherk vs. Evan Dunham
Welterweight bout: Matt Serra vs. Chris Lytle
Lightweight bout: Melvin Guillard vs. Jeremy Stephens