by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
The card for UFC 74 continues to grow, as MMAWeekly has confirmed that Clay Guida will take on the debuting Marcus Aurelio in lightweight action that will be featured on the main card of the pay-per-view.
Clay Guida was last seen at UFC 72 where he lost a close decision after putting on Fight of the Night against Tyson Griffin. Guida is a former veteran of many organizations including the WEC and StrikeForce and since his debut in the UFC has gone 1-2 with both losses coming in razor close decisions against Din Thomas and the afore mentioned Tyson Griffin.
Marcus Aurelio will be making his UFC debut in August and fans will be treated to a world class grappler who trains out of American Top Team and is also the man who gave Jorge Gurgel his black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Aurelio made his biggest mark in MMA by defeating Pride lightweight champion Takanori Gomi in April 2006. Aurelio made short work of the champion, choking him out early in the first round, but lost a close split decision when they rematched later in the year with the Pride lightweight title on the line.
Clay Guida confirmed that he has signed the contract as of Tuesday and will start preparing for the bout with Aurelio. The main card for UFC 74 is still being filled out but the addition of Guida vs Aurelio guarantees the lightweights will once again take the main stage with a distinct possibility of again pulling of Fight of the Night.
UFC 74 takes place on August 25 in Las Vegas.