It what has to be considered the early front runner for “Fight of the Night” honers, Mac Danzig and Clay Guida are set to battle one another in a lightweight match up at UFC 87.
Both men are coming off of thrilling victories at UFC Fight Night 13 and are looking to climb the ladder in a stacked UFC lightweight division.
Guida is one of the best lightweights in the UFC. He’s been involved in two of the most exciting match ups in UFC history. Unfortunately he found himself on the short end of the stick in both fights, losing a thought, close decision to Tyson Griffin and being submitted in the third round of a fight that many ringside observers had in the bag for Guida, against Roger Huerta. Guida bounced back from that loss with a big win over veteran Samy Schiavo and looks to continue move up in the division with a win against Mac Danzig.
Danzig is a dangerous veteran and UFC up-and-comer. After winning the TUF 5 competition, Danzig dropped from welterweight to lightweight and looked very good in his UFN 13 fight against highly touted UFC prospect Mark Bocek. Danzig submitted the popular Canadian fighter via rear naked choke in the first round.