UFC veteran Clay Guida took to social media and announced that he would be competing on the coveted Super Bowl weekend card. Super Bowl weekend draws in plenty of eyeballs across sports and the UFC usually attempts to build-up a concrete card. Guida revealed that he will be facing off against Michael Johnson in a critical match-up.
Both men have had rough go-arounds in the company as of late and a win on February 6, 2021, will be critical. Although it’s hard to see the UFC letting go of either fighter, another loss could be disastrous. The largest MMA organization in the world sees a constant influx of new talent, and they’re looking to fill their roster solely with contenders.
Guida has been with the company for around 15 years, and the Hall of Fame fight wing inductee has had some memorable scraps. Additionally, he’s still able to produce some exciting fights as his famed chin and durability largely hold up. Chiefly, he’s coming off back-to-back losses to Bobby Green and fellow veteran Jim Miller and will have to get his act together.
The 35-20 fighter last entered the win column back in May 2019 when he faced off against perennial great B.J. Penn. He’s now inching towards a 50-50 split UFC record as it currently stands at 15 wins and 14 losses. The UFC has a tendency to let go of fighters with losing records, and as one who’s age is against him, Clay Guida’s fate is in the balance.
Michael Johnson is a tenured veteran in his own right. He comes in with an overall 19-16 record. He holds notable wins in the lightweight division over names like Tony Ferguson, Dustin Poirier, and Edson Barboza. Furthermore, he’s displayed fight-ending power in his left hand and is a constant threat while the fight is standing.
However, he’s lost his last three UFC outings and things aren’t looking too great for him as well. He’s posted an overall 11-12 UFC record and could be fighting for his job come February 6, 2020. The stakes will be significantly high, as both men are in desperate need of a show stopping victory in their next outing.
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