In a battle with clear contendership implications it appears Clay Guida will put his four-fight winning streak on the line against ever-improving Ben Henderson this November when the UFC makes its network debut on FOX.
The bout was announced through the UFC’s website in addition to a pair of other fights – Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs. Darren Uyenoyama and Cub Swanson vs. Ricardo Lamas.
14-2 Henderson is coming off the biggest victory of his career, a dominant showing against Jim Miller last month at UFC Live 5, after picking up another impressive victory by beating Mark Bocek four months earlier. Eight of his wins have come via submission.
Guida’s hot-streak started in March 2010 when he choked out Shannon Gugerty and hasn’t lost since, picking up wins over Rafael dos Anjos, Takanori Gomi, and most recently former WEC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis.
UFC on FOX is headlined by undefeated Cain Velasquez defending his heavyweight title against hard-hitting Brazilian striker Junior dos Santos.
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MMATraining Take: Great fight for obvious reasons though perhaps a bit wasted on the FOX card since it’s not guaranteed to make the airwaves. However, if FOX and the UFC are smart – which I think they are – they’ll have anticipated the possibility of a slight overrun if it means showing two extraordinary fights as Velasquez/Dos Santos and Guida/Henderson should be.