Two of the lightweight division’s top competitors will clash on June 22 in headlining action at UFC on FX 4 in the form of a bout between Clay Guida and Gray Maynard. Both men have beaten a number of respected opponents and will be looking to get back in the title-hunt, as well as avoid a two-fight losing streak, when they meet in Atlantic City this summer.
The match-up was confirmed over the weekend by the UFC.
Guida is coming off a decision defeat to 155-pound champion Benson Henderson after having won four straight entering the bout. He holds an overall record of 29-12 including impressive performances against Nate Diaz, Takanori Gomi, and Anthony Pettis.
The 10-1-1 Maynard, who is one of the best grapplers in the division based on his aggressive approach and top control, will also be out to bounce back from a stumble in his most recent fight. “The Bully” was last seen in October against Frankie Edgar for the belt, being knocked out in the fourth round after nearly finishing Edgar in the opening frame. Among the numerous notable wins on his record are those over Diaz, Edgar, Roger Huerta, and Kenny Florian.
No other fights have been announced for the card.
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