UFC veteran Chris Lytle retired over six years ago after submitting Dan Hardy in the third round of their main event fight at UFC On Versus 5.
Since retirement, the former UFC fighter has gotten involved in the political realm in his hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana. While the former fighter did return at Submission Underground to face another former UFC fighter in Jake Shields, there have been no intentions of making an MMA return. However, the Indiana native will venture into the world of boxing as he headlines the upcoming Bare Knuckle Boxing 9 card against Lewis Gallant.
Bare Knuckle Boxing made the fight announcement on Twitter:
Lytle spent nearly a decade competing in the UFC, defeating such luminaries as Tiki Ghosn, Ronald Jhun, Kyle Bradley, Brian Foster, Matt Brown, Matt Serra and Dan Hardy.
Bare Knuckle Boxing 9 takes place on Saturday, January 13 from The Indigo At The 02 in London, England with Chris Lytle and Lewis Gallant headlining.