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Gray Maynard Opens as 3 to 1 Favorite Over Clay Guida at UFC on FX 4

Posted on by MMAWeekly.com Staff


Gray Maynard will look to start his path back to another shot at the UFC lightweight title in June where he faces Clay Guida at UFC on FX 4 in Atlantic City.

Coming into the fight, oddsmakers have instilled Maynard as a heavy favorite over Guida ahead of their June showdown.

According to Nick Kalikas from BetonFighting.com, Maynard comes in as a 3 to 1 favorite over Guida. Maynard currently sits as a -305 favorite while the comeback on Guida as the underdog is +235.

Both Maynard and Guida are coming off losses, albeit against the top two fighters in the division.

Maynard lost by TKO to then UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 136 last October, while Guida was defeated by current UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson late last year as well.

Both Maynard and Guida come from wrestling backgrounds, so it will be interesting to see where these two fighters end up once the fight starts on June 22.

Also interesting to note, the Maynard vs. Guida fight will be a five round main event, so cardio can always be an interesting factor in a fight like this. Guida of course is known for his intense pace and cardio, but Maynard has gone 5 rounds more recently.

The two lightweights meet in the main event of UFC on FX 4 in June.

  • maddawgmar

    Of course Maynard is favored, he has better striking. Thier wrestling will cancel out, Maynard should stop the takedowns and strike. Guida will need to get the takedown and grind Gray down. I like Guida and want him too win, but I don’t think it will happen.

  • pooby

    May not be a very exciting fight, with Guida trying to drag down and smother Maynard, but these are definitely two of the best lightweights in the world.

    With Guida’s lack of striking power and tendency to not finish combined with his iron chin, I can definitely see this going 5 rounds.

  • jesseyrock

    Maynard could gas. Guida could never gas. Guida’s only chance to win will be from the 4th round on.

  • MMALibrary

    Guida’s only chance is to make it a grind. Grey is just a way better wrestler striker and fighter in general. Guida’s only good in the scramble. Maynard has this all day. Easy

    • collideoverme

      Easy, I doubt it. Maynard got ko’d by Frankie Edgar…

  • mmachoman

    I’ll root for Guida even if he fights Superman. Always.

  • z999

    No one should be more than 1:1 vs Guida. He’s a career killer, he can beat anyone, anytime and is nearly impossible to stop or fend off. He’s a parasite!!

    If I had to bet I’d say Guida by decision.

    • collideoverme

      I’m going on a limb and agreeing. There are a lot of people including myself that thought he won the fight with Diego Sanchez. To count Guida out isn’t very smart.

  • markrenton

    Should be an interesting fight, but 3 to 1 seems right. Gray is bigger, stronger and a better wrestler. Not taking anything away from Guida, but I just can’t imagine him being able to take down Maynard.