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.