- Strong jiu-jitsu skills. Pyle has won 17 fights via submission.
- Being the first man to defeat John Hathaway. Pyle defeated Hathaway via UD at UFC 120 in what was considered by many to be a big upset.
- Former WEC WW Champion.
- Being the first man to defeat and only man to submit Jon Fitch. Pyle submitted Fitch via RNC at Revolution Fighting Championship 1.
- Submitting John Cole in 17 seconds via guillotine choke at IFL: Portland.
- Submitting Dan Hornbuckle via triangle choke at Sengoku 2.
- Defeating Ricardo Almeida via UD at UFC 128.