it's not a great match for the fans or for hughes all he can do is use this fight to improve the obvious, to be honest though you usually improve your striking in training a fight on a big card isn't really the place to start trying to improve that's what sparring's for, his camp should be getting him some a level strikers to train with day in day out that's how you improve. fighting a good boxer like lytle won't improve his game hughes will probably go for a takedown anyway. to give credit to lytle i think he's a better fighter than serra and he's got a title shot, serra v lytle was a joke. serra was boring showed nothing and i think lytle won the fight. he still might be a tough match up for hughes but hughes should definately win.
if you never lose how do you know when you've won