Friday, January 23, 2009

UFC 93: Marcus Davis, Chris Lytle Combined for Nearly 500 Strikes

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Before UFC 93, Marcus Davis and Chris Lytle promised that their fight would be a stand-up battle. They delivered. has released its stats for the Davis-Lytle fight, and here's the quick summary:

Davis, nicknamed "The Irish Hand Grenade" and Lytle lived up to their pre-fight promise to fight in out on the feet for 15 minutes. Lytle staggered Davis with a right hand :30 into the fight. They combined to land 52 total strikes in the round (Davis 28 of 59, Lytle 24 of 71). The brawling continued in round two, as Lytle landed 37 of 89 total strikes to 36 of 77 for Davis- again, all on the feet. A Davis leg kick floored Lytle in the round. More of same in round three, as Lytle landed the harder shots (27 of 92 total strikes), while the more technical Davis landed 47 of 104 total strikes, including 33 arm strikes. Overall, they combined to land 199 total strikes, throwing 492. Neither fighter landed a ground strike in a classic standup war.

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