Fight of the Night – Lytle wins USACA 155lb title
With all of the non-title fights in the books, it was time to pass out some hardware. The first of the three scheduled title fights would pit Austin Texas’ Michael Lytle against hot Houston MMA prospect Ola Siyanbola. Mick Maynard said this fight was the one to watch, and he was proven right as both fighters put on show; so much so they earned our coveted TCD.net Fight of the Night honors. Ola came out and pressed immediately, but Lytle was up to the task and fired back, showing flashes of a Capoeira style of fighting. The round was back and forth but Ola seemed to get the better of Lytle and win the round.
Round two opened with both fighter trying to establish their jab and another Capoeira style sequence of strikes from Lytle. The middle part of the round was spent against the cage with both fighters posturing for an advantage. The round ended with with suplex by Lytle after Ola had unleashed a flurry of punches.
Both fighters spent the first minute of the round three on the outside, but then Ola stunned Lytle with a jumping knee to the face and followed it with several punches. The fight made its way to the ground with Ola spending the majority of that time in control as the round ended with both fighters on the mat holding on to each others leg and resting.
After another exciting exchange to open round four, Lytle slammed Ola and would eventually work to mount. Lytle would spend a significant amount of time in mount until he saw an opening and took Siyanbola’s arm. Ola tapped at 1:53 in the 4th and a new 155lb Lonestar Beatdown champion was crowned.