Sherdog’s Top 10: Most Prolific Strikers in UFC History

No. 9

By Brian Knapp Sep 29, 2016

9. Chris Lytle


Lytle was a source of consistent entertainment during his 20-fight run in the UFC. A former Cage Rage champion who also fought in Pancrase and World Extreme Cagefighting, “Lights Out” landed 1,533 strikes inside the Octagon.

The Indiana native made his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut in November 2000 and went on to make 20 appearances under its flag, going 10-10 in the promotion. A six-time “Fight of the Night” winner, he posted victories over Matt Brown, Matt Serra and Dan Hardy while also engaging in memorable battles against Robbie Lawler and Thiago Alves. Known for his durability and competitive spirit, Lytle was stopped only twice in his 54-fight career; a cut was the culprit on both occasions.

Lytle enjoyed five different UFC fights in which he connected with more than 100 total strikes. He landed a career-high 212 of them in his three-round unanimous decision over Paul Taylor at UFC 89 on Oct. 18, 2008 in Birmingham, England.

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