Chris “Lights Out” Lytle has been forced to withdraw from his eagerly anticipated welterweight match-up with Carlos Condit at UFC Fight Night 19 due to suffering an extensive injury to one of his knees.
The news of the bout-scratching injury to Lytle comes courtesy of a report from MMAMania.com who confirmed the withdrawal with sources close to the Indiana based fighter earlier today.
UFC Fight Night 19 is scheduled to take place on September 16 from the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma.
No news of a replacement opponent for the injured Lytle is available at this time but you can rest assured that the UFC is currently on the job.
The report of Lytle’s withdrawal is an unfortunate won as he is currently coming off of a 3 for 3 streak earning “Fight of the Night” honors and the bout with Condit was likely to make it 4 for 4.
Condit will be looking to bounce back in September after coming up on the short end of a split decision to Martin Kampmann at UFC Fight Night 18 that could have gone either way. “The Natural Born Killer” established himself as one of the best fighters currently competing at 170 pounds as he approaches his thirtieth trip to the cage, compiling wins over the likes of Brock Larson, John Alessio and Frank Trigg to name just a few.