Clay Guida Faces Thiago Tavares at UFC Fight Night 77

September 18, 2015

For the first time in his 12-year fighting career, Clay “The Carpenter” Guida will compete in Brazil.  UFC officials announced on Friday that the veteran would face Thiago Tavares in a featherweight bout at UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3 on Nov. 7 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Clay Guida 275UFC117 750Guida (32-15) has won three of his five fights in the 145-pound division since dropping weight classes in 2013.  The former lightweight contender is coming off a unanimous decision win over Robbie Peralta in April and is currently ranked eleventh in the featherweight division.

Tavares (19-6-1) made the drop from the lightweight division to the 145-pound weight class in 2014 and has gone 1-1 since making the switch.  He’s coming off a Fight of the Night loss to Brian Ortega in his last outing and hopes to get back on the winning track when he faces Guida in November.

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UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3 takes place at the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo on Nov. 7.  The fight card will air on Fox Sports 1 and his headlined by a middleweight rubber match between Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson.

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