UFC featherweight Chad Mendes was definitely disappointed to hear he wouldn’t be fighting in front of his fellow Californians later this month at UFC 157 after a match-up with Manny Gamburyan fell apart. However, it turns out the situation may have been a blessing in disguise, as Mendes’ next tilt will take place in his home State but features a fellow contender in the form of Clay Guida.
Guida holds an overall record of 30-13 with notable wins over Nate Diaz, Anthony Pettis, and most recently Hatsu Hioki in his featherweight debut. Comparably, Mendes is 13-1 and has won back-to-back bouts by way of knockout since losing to Jose Aldo in early 2012.
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