Clay Guida has won four straight fights, including a decision victory over Anthony Pettis, and feels like he is in line to challenge for the UFC lightweight championship. “The Carpenter” meets fellow red-hot fighter Ben Henderson at UFC on FOX: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos this Saturday night.
Guida’s went 7-2 since 2008, including three submission victories since the beginning of 2010. Henderson, a former WEC lightweight champ, is 2-0 since joining the UFC.
“To me, a big win earns a title shot,” said Guida, in a recent interview with LowKick.com. “I want to win big so that there is no question about my title shot. Everyone hyped Melvin Guillard as the obvious next shot, but then he lost in the first round to Joe (Lauzon). So, I figure with a big win, then it’s my turn for that title shot.”
Guida-Henderson will be the featured bout on the prelim card, which will receive live streaming by both Facebook and the FOX Sports websites. Guida knows the importance of his match in terms of lightweight ranking and making a statement on such a special night for MMA.
“It’s amazing really. To come from a wrestling background that doesn’t really have a professional circuit, other than the Olympics or the WWE, it is amazing to think that now I’m on PPV and will be on FOX,” Guida said. “It’s just unreal and awesome. Plus, I meet so many people that just want a picture or to say hello – the fans are usually really cool. I feel that I have been a great ambassador for the UFC, and I hope to continue that trend.”