Dustin Poirier vs. Erik Koch and Chad Mendes vs. Clay Guida Confirmed for UFC 164

May 29, 2013
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Clay-Guida-049-UFC-125The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Tuesday confirmed two oft-rumored bouts for UFC 164 on Aug. 31 at the HMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee.

Dustin Poirier and Erik Koch will square off in one featherweight bout, while Chad Mendes and Clay Guida fight in another.

Poirier (13-3) looks to rebound from a loss in his last outing to Cub Swanson at UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald on Feb. 16. Koch (13-2) is also coming off of a loss, having a four-fight winning streak halted by Ricardo Lamas at UFC on Fox 6 on Jan. 26.

Mendes (14-1) and Guida (30-13) were originally supposed to have fought at UFC on Fox 7 in April, but Guida pulled out of the bout due to injury.

Mendes enters the fight having won three consecutive bouts since failing to wrest the title from UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo in January of 2012. Guida will be making his second featherweight start, having bested Hatsu Hioki in January.

UFC 164 does not yet have an announced main event.

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  • Ryan

    Yay! Another Clay Guida bounce-a-thon!

    • Joey

      Bounce-a-thon? If his last few fights have been any indication it will be more like a run away from his opponent then try and take him down and hump him for three rounds-a-thon.


    if Guida beats Mendes, he’d make an interesting fight against Aldo (b/c of his iron chin)

  • kbroesq

    My only question is how am I going to be able to tell Koch and Porier apart?

    In all seriousness, awesome matches that make sense. I don’t think Mendez/Guida is going to be a ‘hump fest’ as other have suggested. I think Mendez is going to finish Guida here. Just a hunch.

  • diazfan209

    this is Guida’s punishment…….

  • I really hope Mendes can pull off the win against Guida. I was a fan of his for a bit but I’m tired of the guy hugging it out. He’s not active on the ground. Although Chad lost to Aldo he’s still a contender and is on a tear since.

  • MMA

    F*** CLAY GUIDA!

  • FightProfessor

    The only Clay Guida fan is Joe Rogan