Ben Henderson vs. Clay Guida Agreed To Face Off at UFC on Fox

September 6, 2011
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Two of the top lightweights in the UFC are set to battle at the first ever UFC on Fox event on Nov. 12 with former WEC champion Ben Henderson facing Clay Guida in Anaheim, Calif.

Sources close to the match-up confirmed the bout to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday after first being reported by Yahoo! Sports. Neither fight camp has been able to be reached for confirmation on the bout, however, sources have indicated verbal agreements are in place for the fight.

The fight between Henderson and Guida has long been rumored and now it’s set to go down.

Henderson got his place in the fight with a dominant three-round decision win over former top lightweight contender Jim Miller at UFC on Versus 5 in August. The victory put Henderson near the top of the contender’s picture, and now he may get to earn a title shot when he returns in November.

Facing Henderson in Anaheim will be fellow top 155-pound fighter Clay Guida.

Guida gets back in the cage after a win over former WEC champion Anthony Pettis in June. The Chicago area native has won his last four fights in a row, and will be looking for a title shot should he get past Henderson in November.

Clay Guida at UFC 125

Clay Guida at UFC 125

Henderson and Guida will face off as a part of the UFC on Fox fight card on Nov. 12, but the only thing not determined yet is where the fight will air.

Currently, the show is only slated to feature one fight on Fox, the heavyweight title bout between champion Cain Velasquez and challenger Junior Dos Santos.

It’s likely, however, with the addition of such an important bout like Henderson vs. Guida that other fights will make it to air, it’s just not determined yet how that will happen or what station will feature them.

MMAWeekly.com will have more information on the UFC on Fox card when it becomes available.


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  • Mario

    I’m guessing the winner of this fight get’s the next crack at the Lightweight title once the Frankie / Maynard drama is over.

    Should be a great wrestling match!

    *sarcasm*

  • Rasslin

    yeah, its time for a different face other than penn/edgar or edgar/maynard. Guida vs Edgar winner fights Guilliard vs pettis winner

  • shakejunt

    Awesome match-up on paper, but let’s hope Ben can defend the takedowns and make it an entertaining fight… ‘cuz we know Guida won’t.

  • RightHand

    Should be a good fight…no doubt

  • Mario

    Guilliard vs pettis winner

    ?

    Melvin Guillard is fighting Joe Lauzon next.

    Anthony Pettis is nowhere near the number one contender position. He lost his UFC debut. He needs to work way back up in order to be considered a contender. You’re just sucking his dick!

    • Rasslin

      they’re on the same UFC 136 card. IMO – they both win and fight each other on the card that edgar/maynard vs clay/ben will vie for the belt. winners fight each other.

      to your point about petis not being ready? I know he’s not ranked in top 10 and I don’t get that – he was WEC champ and he beat Bendo by unaminous decision and lost his debut to clay because he didn’t wait around for edgar/maynard III. I like clay- I live near his gym in crest hill and I generally always root for him but his UD over pettis was not impressive – lay n pray with the occasional shoulder strike???

  • epyonx1

    Poor Guida. A very entertaining fighter with a huge heart, but the type of Ben Henderson that showed up for his last fight is something else.