Two bouts were reportedly made today. Here's what's up:
MMA Junkie is reporting that former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra and Chris Lytle will have a rematch of their "Ultimate Fighter 4 Finale" bout on Sept. 25 at UFC 121 in Indianapolis, Lytle's hometown. Serra's split decision against Lytle in the welterweight final of the TUF4 tournament catapulted Serra to his welterweight title win against Georges St-Pierre and reignited his career. The fight was extremely close, as all three judges scored the bout 30-27 — two for Serra and one for Lytle.
Lytle is coming off a second round submission win against Matt Brown at UFC 116 while Serra knocked out Frank Trigg at UFC 109.
Another Ultimate Fighter winner is booked for action, as Season 8 lightweight tournament winner Efrain Escudero will reportedly face John Gunderson at UFC Fight Night 22 in Austin, Texas, MMA Junkie reports. Gunderson is coming off a unanimous decision win against Mark Holst at The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale while Escudero picked up a decision win against Dan Lauzon at UFC 114. The fight is expected to take place on the preliminary portion of the card.