Henderson vs. Guida Plus Yamamoto vs. Uyenoyama Added To UFC on Fox
The first ever UFC on Fox event has booked two more bouts for the inaugural card.
Lightweight contenders Benson Henderson and Clay Guida as well as bantamweight fighters “Kid” Yamamoto and Darren Uyenoyama have agreed to face off on the historic card.
UFC on Fox 1 is set to take place on November 12 from the Honda Center in Anaheim California. The historic event will feature a heavyweight title fight between Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos for Free on FOX TV.
In what is likely going to determine the next number one contender to the UFC lightweight crown, Ben Henderson and Clay Guida will both square off against each other in an attempt to stake claim to the winner of Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard III.
Henderson was last seen dispatching Jim Miller in an upset victory that knocked Miller out of the title hunt. The win marked his second in the UFC as well as his second since losing his WEC title in the last ever WEC event to Anthony “Showtime” Pettis.
Guida has been making his case for a shot at UFC gold since the middle of last year when he started what is now a four-fight UFC winning streak. He was last seen this past June when he upset the UFC’s number-one contender, Anthony Pettis by unanimous decision. He too has been campaigning for a title shot since the victory.
In bantamweight action, Japanese stand-out, “Kid” Yamamoto, was last seen at UFC 126. It was his debut with the organization and after a three-round battle with current title challenger “Might Mouse” Johnson he fell short via unanimous decision. He will look to rebound against Uyenoyama in his second UFC appearance.
Uyenoyama is a UFC newcomer who hasn’t seen action in a year. His last outing was a victory over Shuichiro Katsumura in the Shooto organization.