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Chad Mendes plans to drop to 135 after a rematch with Aldo

Written on October 22, 2013 by Hector

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Chad Mendes is considering to made the transition to 135 after another attempt at Aldo's featherweight belt

Perennial featherweight contender Chad “Money” Mendes is planning to move to bantamweight after a rematch with Jose ALdo. Mendes, who has won 4 straight bouts by knockout, believes that it will be just a matter of time before he avenges the only loss in his career. He was doing well in that fight until he got caught by a devastating knee in the dying seconds of the first round.

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Clay Guida Won’t Leave Lightweight Division Despite Loss

Written on March 21, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Clay ‘The Carpenter’ Guida has no plans to go down to featherweight

Despite losing to Ben Henderson at the first UFC on FOX event last year, fan favorite, Clay ‘The Carpenter’ Guida has no plans to move down to the featherweight division.

In a recent interview, Guida talked about his recent loss to Henderson:

“I haven’t felt outmuscled even against Henderson – he just outpositioned me. Until that happens I don’t have a reason to go to 145. I’ve made my stake in the lightweight division and on June 22 I’ll make my stake even deeper. I’ve been here a long time and I want my lightweight belt before I make any moves.”

‘The Carpenter’ is set to fight Gray Maynard in the main event of the upcoming UFC on FX show that will take place on June 22, 2012.

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Anthony Pettis, After Losing His Title Shot

Written on June 06, 2011 by Lulu

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After being defeated by Clay Guida, Anthony "Showtime" Pettis still hopes that he would get his title shot.

Despite his loss at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale last Saturday, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis refuses to down himself and lament the loss of the promised title shot.

Clay ” The Carpenter” Guida, with a career status of 29-11, shut down Anthony Pettis’ showtime to championship with a great performance in Las Vegas. Even if the latter is dangerous to anyone that stand on his way to the title shot, Clay Guida, his solid submission game, and his trainer Greg Jackson, did a great job by exposing Anthony Pettis’ weakness — wrestling defense.

Anthony Pettis was asked if he regrets fighting Clay Guida than waiting for his title shot and he answered “not at all, I feel I had some holes in my game, and Clay Guida and Greg Jackson did a great job of having a good game plan. I’ve got to go back to the drawing board and get better there.”

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The Ultimate Fighter 13 Tickets On-Sale This Week

Written on March 22, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Don't miss out TUF 13. Tickets will hit the racks this week.

If you don’t want to miss the 13th season of “The Ultimate Fighter” you should hurry up. Tickets will be on the racks this week.

TUF 13 Finale is scheduled on June 4 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, featuring the season’s tournament finale. The TUF 13 Finale will greenlit a lightweight match-up between fan-favorite, Clay Guida, and the WEC’s final lightweight champ, Anthony Pettis.

Tickets will be available to the fans come Friday, March 25 while a pre-sale will be held this Wednesday. Tickets cost $150-$300.

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TUF 13 Finale’s Official Fight Card, Revealed

Written on March 17, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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It's now official! Anthony Pettis vs Clay Guida will headline the TUF 13 Finale on June 4 in Las Vegas.

The season 13 of The Ultimate Fighter is yet to debut on March 30 on Spike TV. However, the TUF 13’s live finale is already complete and official.

In addition to the final match of the upcoming TUF 13’s welterweight tourney, the event’s card will feature a handful of contests — including Clay Guida vs Anthony Pettis. TUF 13 finale will kick off on June 4 at The Pearl, in Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

Hit the jump to see the official TUF 13 Finale fight card.

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UFC 125: Resolution Predictions

Written on December 30, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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UFC 125: Resolution features an incredible cast of UFC performers. But before anything else, Fighting Insider pondered on who's arm will be raised on the upcoming UFC 125: Resolution.

Christmas is all over, and year 2010 will end in just a couple of days. Here at Fighting Insider, we know that fans are planning to welcome 2011 with a bang. Audience and viewers will definitely feel the explosion at MGM Grand Garden Arena, as Frankie Edgar brings his Lightweight championship belt on the line. That being said, Fighting Insider will be giving its fearless forecast on the UFC 125 main card.

Clay Guida vs Takanori Gomi

Though Takanori Gomi swings hammers whenever he throws his punches, it is possible that Clay Guida is aware of it. Guida is well-rounded enough to bag a unanimous decision win from this event, depending on the mentality that he’ll bring. But if he’ll strike for whatever reason, Gomi will definitely land something huge on him, and it might result to Technical Knock Out or Knock Out.

Nate Diaz vs Dong Hyun Kim

This fight will focus on how Nate Diaz evolved during his stay under the UFC banner. And despite being a dark horse for the title shot, he will probably land a TKO on round two or three against Don Hyun Kim.

Brandon Vera vs Thiago Silva

It’s been a long and rocky road for Brandon Vera. This time, one more loss and he will have his three-fight losing streak. And it is a general notion that a three-fight losing streak makes a fighter expendable from UFC. Unfortunately, it seems like Thiago Silva is too much for Brandon Vera to take. Simply put, Thiago Silva will win by unanimous decision.

Chris Leben vs Brian Stann

Brian Stann is a step backwards compared to the talent that Chris Leben has been executing lately. However, Stann’s ambidextrous and powerful arms is something for Leben to worry about. That being said, a loss to Stann can be the worst thing that can happen to him, since Anderson Silva pound his face during his UFC debut. But despite all that pressure, The Crippler will probably land a KO in round one.

Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard

This is the most difficult match-up to predict! Frankie Edgar was able to beat BJ Penn twice. And fans know very well that BJ Penn is one tough fighter. On the other hand, Gray Maynard is an unbeaten contender. And taking both matters at hand into consideration, the UFC 125: Resolution is definitely going to be a war. Both fighters will go five rounds, and audience can expect big takedowns, slams and striking at an amazing pace. But if Maynard didn’t show up in a monster form, Edgar’s uncanny cardio can be his best ally and it might help him land a unanimous decision.

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Clay Guida Aims to Make a Statement on UFC 125

Written on December 22, 2010 by Zac Efren

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"I'm here to make a statement. Be the best lightweight fighter in the world." ---Clay Guida

The nickname “The Fisherman” did not sound right for Clay Guida and so he settled for a moniker which started out as a joke, “The Carpenter.” He now embraced the name and will put the said name on the pedestal as he come face to face with Takanori Gomi on UFC 125.

Watch the video and hear what Guida is aiming for on this fight.

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Guida vs Gomi Bout, Official for UFC 125

Written on October 12, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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It's a big UFC 125 fight between The Fireball Kid and The Carpenter. Fans are definitely in for a steaming hot New Year's day tourney, as the Guida vs Gomi bout is added to the UFC 125 card.

Clay Guida confirmed, during an appearance in ESPN 1000’s MMA Tonight last Sunday, that he’ll be facing Takanori Gomi at UFC 125. Guida already gave a hint about this upcoming match in his tweeter last month. According to his tweet, his next fight will be a “big one” versus a man with “a lot of power in his hands”.

“[Gomi was] One of my favorite fighters growing up watching MMA…I look up to him, and I’m going to look forward to picking him up off the ground after I ground and pound him into the canvas.”

This year, Guida has gone 2-0 after gaining submission victories against Shannon Gugerty and Rafael Dos Anjos. Takanori Gomi, on the other hand, was choked out by Kenny Florian in his UFC debut last March. But Gomi was able to redeem himself after knocking Tyson Griffin in UFC Live: Jones vs Matyunshenko event.

Can Takanori “The Fireball Kid” Gomi heat up the fight for Clay “The Carpenter” Guida?

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