Davis, Lytle to battle in Ireland - Sports Illustrated

Davis, Lytle to battle in Ireland

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The fight both Marcus Davis and Chris Lytle called for even before each of their respective matches last month at UFC 89 in England will become a reality. The two welterweights will square off in Dublin, Ireland at UFC 93, as confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Monday by sources close to the fighters' camps.

Davis mentioned the possibility of fighting Lytle during an appearance on MMAWeekly Radio prior to heading to England for his fight against Paul Kelly.

"We've both been like, 'I respect you, respect what you do, but a fight between each other is money in the bank,'" said Davis about a fight with Lytle.

Following his "Fight of the Night" performance against Paul Taylor at UFC 89, Lytle also mentioned that he would like to fight Davis in his next fight.

"Marcus, if you're into it, I respect the hell out of you, I'd love to fight you," he said following his win.

It seems the mutual respect and admiration will pay off, as the two 170-pounders will go to battle in Dublin, as the UFC makes its debut in Ireland. UFC 72, held in June 2007, was held at The Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland.