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Tuesday, 10/04/2011, 10:46 am

Henderson vs. Guida, Swanson vs. Lamas and Yamamoto vs. Uyenoyama Official for UFC on Fox 1

As previously reported the bouts between Henderson and Guida, Swanson and Lamas and Yamamoto and Uyenoyama have all been booked for the UFC on Fox 1 card and as of today they are officially on the docket.

UFC officials made the announcement this afternoon.

UFC on Fox 1 is set to take place from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on November 12. Headlined by a heavyweight title fight between champion, Cain Velasquez and contender, Junior Dos Santos the event marks the first UFC event on the network and the start of a 7-year broadcast deal between the two sports powerhouses.

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.

Swanson is a longtime staple of the featherweight division, with most of his notable experience coming way of the WEC promotion. After being put on the shelf for the better part of a year with multiple injuries, the Greg Jackson-trained fighter will make his return and try to notch his fifth victory in his past seven fights.

Lamas is also a WEC import, however he contested his WEC bouts in the 155 pound division prior to making the drop to featherweight. He was last seen scoring a first-round TKO over Matt Grice during the UFC on Versus 4 prelims. The win marked his fourth in five fights.

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.


17 Responses to “Henderson vs. Guida, Swanson vs. Lamas and Yamamoto vs. Uyenoyama Official for UFC on Fox 1”

  1. Fortyb4five says:

    lol what ever happened to 1 fight on fox. This is sweet tho

  2. EffLay&PrayFighters says:

    Love Clay Guida.. but he is gonna get his ass handed to him.

    • chris says:

      Your name is “EffLay&PrayFighters” yet you love Clay Guida….. That’s irony!

      • EffLay&PrayFighters says:

        you would think so, but Guida always stays busy. he did do a “little” lay & pray on Pettis.. but over all Clay is SO FAR from the lay & pray category.

        • GET RID OF FITCH says:

          ALITTLE LAY N PRAYin the Pettis fight are you friggen in denial? Guida lay n prayed the entire fight and now he thinks he the second coming of Bj penn. All Guidas nasty mangy hair flooping allover creates and illusion that he is 10 times busier than he really is. Bendo is going outclass and put a severe beatinmg on Guida. Bendo will finish Guida end of round 2.

      • Jeff says:

        3 of his last 4 fights he has submitted guys.

  3. Mo says:

    Henderson is gonna work Guida. Velasquez vs Dos Santos can go either way, quick ko/tko or 5 round war! Its a toss up, but I’m going for Cain.

  4. ThaGreenBandit says:

    Bendo is gonna BUST! THAT! ASS! After the way Guida pulled that L&P against Pettis, then ran his mouth like he deserves the next title shot after that blanket show he put on, I’m ready to see Bendo light him up

    • GET RID OF FITCH says:

      I can’t wait to Bendo just smash OVERRATED gatekeeper Guida. I can’t belive its taken most people all this time to frealize that all that jumping around like a jack rabbit doesn’t mean crap. I think Jim Miller would have laid waste to Guida and we all saw what Bendo did to him. This is the closest Clay Guida will ever get to a title shot in the UFC.

  5. Tasha & John says:

    lol upset anthony pettis.. you guys really didn’t see that coming?

  6. sup says:

    I LOVE this the title fight is for the new fans and for us hardcore fans we get Ben vs. Clay.

  7. Jmad says:

    BENDO Via 2nd round sub or 3 round beatdown UD. Cain in JDS is a tossup but I’d rather Cain win.

  8. MMA All Day says:

    I’m soo gonna whack my meat to this one…

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