Monday, Oct 11, 2010
Guida Announces January 1st Bout with Gomi
By FCF Staff UFC lightweight Clay Guida has confirmed that he will face former Pride champion Takanori Gomi, at UFC 125, January 1st in Las Vegas, Nevada. The veteran fighter made the announcement on ESPN Chicago’s “MMA Tonight” program this weekend.
Guida (27-11) will head into the bout having won two straight fights; most recently the energetic combatant stopped Rafael dos Anjos in the second round at UFC 117 in August. Guida is 3-2 in his last five fights; during that stretch he’s also earned wins over Shannon Gugerty and Nate Diaz, with losses coming against Diego Sanchez and Kenny Florian.
Gomi (32-6) is coming off a first round, knockout of Tyson Griffin in August, after being submitted in his Octagon debut by Florian this past March. Gomi is also 3-2 in his last five bouts, with additional wins coming against Tony Hervey and Takashi Nakakura, and his other loss to Satoru Kitaoka.
The UFC has not officially confirmed the bout. A lightweight title fight between champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Gray Maynard is expected to headline the UFC 125 card.
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 1:38 pm