By Lewis Mckeever:
UFC on FX 4 will host a main event clash between lightweight grinders Clay Guida and Gray Maynard. The event is scheduled for June 22nd at the Reven Hotel and Casino in New Jersey.
“The Carptenter” describes the contrasting wrestling styles between himself and Gray Maynard with MMA Fighting’s Luke Thomas:
“I think mine (wrestling attack) is a little bit more in your face, a little bit more wild attack and his is conservative — but very high level. He gets a blast double legs. He has a very good single leg and he doesn’t miss takedowns very much. When he shoots, he puts you on your butt. I think he’s gonna come out and try and knock my head off and he’s gonna try to put us on our back.”
The Greg Jackson pupil embarked on a four fight winning streak and was on the verge of title contention until Benson Henderson crushed his championship aspirations and went on to claim the belt for himself.
Gray “The Bully” Maynard returns to the octagon after his epic trilogy with long-time nemesis Frankie Edgar. Maynard found himself on the cusp of glory in both of his late bouts against Frankie but was unable to secure a victory.
With both Clay and Gray sharing similarities in their MMA wrestling ability, it will be interesting to see how their contest unfolds on June 22. Check out the full interview with Luke Thomas below:
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