by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Ultimate Fighter Season 5 winner Nathan Diaz will make his return to the Octagon on Jan. 31 at UFC 94. He will face perennial fight of the night candidate Clay Guida, according to GracieFighter.com, a web site owned and operated by Diaz’ trainer Cesar Gracie.
Diaz last saw action at UFC Fight Night 15 in Omaha, Neb., where he eked out the toughest victory of his UFC tenure. He fought a back-and-forth battle with tough Midwest fighter Josh Neer, earning a split decision victory. Diaz holds a professional record of 10-2 and is currently riding a five-fight winning streak.
A clear fan favorite for his “never say die” attitude, Guida has had a see-saw career in the Octagon, amassing a 4-3 record during his time in the UFC. He currently owns back-to-back wins, including the most prominent win of his career in his most recent bout. Also at UFC Fight Night 15, Guida won a hard-fought unanimous decision over Ultimate Fighter Season 6 winner Mac Danzig.
The two will meet on the undercard of the UFC 94 Super Bowl weekend fight card featuring a main event mega-fight as Georges St. Pierre defends his welterweight championship against UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn.