51-16-1, 1NC( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 8 fights.
Record: 51-16-1, 1NC
Summary: Former Div. I Wrestler, experience, unorthodox style

Fighter Info

Nickname: Bad Boy
From: La Porte, IN USA
Fights Out Of: Sydney Australia
Age: 34
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )


Total Attempted Strikes
50% Successful
Types of Successful Strikes
59% Standing
Striking Defense
The percentage of total strikes avoided


Total Takedowns
19% Successful
Grappling Totals by Type
Takedown Defense
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
John Howard Sep 27, 2014
42 2 0 2 R3 Decision - Split
Brian Ebersole 49 1 0 2
Brian Ebersole Nov 16, 2013
42 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Rick Story 71 2 0 2
Brian Ebersole Jul 21, 2012
35 1 0 2 R3 Decision - Split
James Head 37 1 1 2
Brian Ebersole Jun 22, 2012
39 2 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
TJ Waldburger 18 1 4 2
Claude Patrick Dec 10, 2011
28 0 3 0 R3 Decision - Split
Brian Ebersole 23 2 0 2
Dennis Hallman Aug 6, 2011
0 1 1 1 R1 KO/TKO
Brian Ebersole 19 0 0 1
Brian Ebersole Feb 26, 2011
32 4 1 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Chris Lytle 24 0 5 1
Brian Ebersole
Strikeforce - Shamrock vs. Gracie
Mar 10, 2006
25 3 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Matt Horwich 10 1 0 0


TRAINING:  I spend my morning in a weights gym, where I also have my striking coach available. Midday sees me with elite grapplers, defending my neck. And evenings I spend inside a pro sports stadium, where I have access to wrestling mats, high altitude training, and ice baths for recovery. On days the UFC isn't filling my inbox with paperwork, I actually sleep between sessions.

When and why did you start training for fighting? My father asked me if I wanted to wrestle when I was 4-5 years old. I said no, but changed my mind a week later.  I didn’t know I was training for fighting, but I was.  It wasn't until the UFC came about that I even vaguely associated wrestling with martial arts. I got into the MMA type training through local karatekas, kickboxers, and kempo stylists.  They began dabbling in grappling and the Gracie way of fighting on the ground.  I was interested and took my wrestling skills to the playground.  From there, it was just a matter of testing myself, so I took a bout when I was 19 and on summer holiday from University.  Hooked from there, I've had an interesting decade in this sport.

What ranks and titles have you held? Current XMMA World WW Champion (Australian event). WW Cage Fighting Championship Champion (Australian event), Colorado State MW Champion, Ultimate Fighting Mexico Champion, Combate Libre (Mexico) Champion, Cage Rage (Indiana) 2x Heavyweight Champion, Pan Pacific No-gi Grappling Champion 79 kg and Open Weight (Blue belt - 2008). I hold no ranking in martial arts.  I was given a Blue Belt a few years ago, by a BJJ/Judo BB from Brazil --  after winning a gi competition.  He was the other head trainer of my gym, and it was more honorary than anything -- as I rarely train gi BJJ.

Do you have any heroes?
Heroes are made in a moment.  And in the next moment, that status can be lost.  Sports stars are labeled as heroes, and usually tarnish their image at some stage...  But history has a few.  Ghandi comes to mind, though, as a hero.  He championed the cause(s) of humanity, spoke openly and honestly, and did not seek to abuse power for personal gain.  We'll go with Ghandi, final answer Regis.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This promotion, or Pride, was always the goal.  Now they're one in the same, so.....   I'm happy to be here, and hope that I can stay amongst the elite athletes for the entirety of my competitive career.  I'll do my part, and hope the UFC recognizes me as a top competitor and entertainer.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to Eastern Illinois University.  I was a great student until I was no longer a wrestler.  I lost motivation and got a bit depressed, honestly, as I ruined the last few years of my wrestling career....  I left for California to train at American Kickboxing Academy, needing 20 credits (1 years worth of classes) to graduate with a History degree.

What was your job before you started fighting? Student.  Bartender.  General Construction work.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I wrestled over 500 matches, and qualified for the Illinois State Tournament numerous times through grade school and high school.  I was ranked amongst the top 5 in my senior class, in Illinois... And earned a partial scholarship to EIU, for wrestling.  Had I been half as good at football as wrestling, I'd have had a full scholarship, an illegal paycheck from the boosters of the program, and a nice apartment.  But wrestling wasn’t a big money college sport.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition?
I'm still alive and well, after a decade of fighting.  That's something! I've fought champions in multiple disciplines (Cung Le in San Shou, losing a decision).  I've fought heavyweights and UFC veterans before I really sank my teeth into training.  I defeated former UFC WW champion Carlos Newton last year.   I've had a great career.  I wish you guys would have picked up on the story years ago!!!!

Favorite grappling technique:  Double Leg

Favorite Striking technique: 
Cartwheel Kick

•    20 wins by submission, 14 by KO

•    Pro since 2000

•    Win over Lytle was UFC 127’s Fight of the Night

•    Received bonus from UFC President Dana White for win over Hallman

•    Only loss in last 14 fights (dating back to 2007) was fourth round defeat against Hector Lombard.

•    Defeated Nick Thompson, Matt Horwich and Alex Serdyukov.

•    Has also faced Kerry Schall, Tony Fryklund, Ed Herman, Kyle Noke, and Alex Schoenauer.


Key Fights

Chris Lytle UFC® 127 PENN vs. FITCH
Chris Lytle UFC® 127 PENN vs. FITCH

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