WATCH: Intense Face-off Between Clay Guida And Bobby Green Ahead Of UFC on ESPN 11

Published 06/19/2020, 11:28 PM EDT


UFC Lightweights Clay Guida and Bobby Green face off at UFC on ESPN 11 in the prelim headliner. Following a tense staredown at the face-offs, it’s clear the two fighters are dialed in for the bout. Both fighters are in difficult positions in their careers and a win on Saturday is a necessity for moving forward.

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The two fighters were engaged in an intense staredown that lasted for 30 seconds. They shared inaudible words back and forth as the UFC President kept the two lightweights at arm’s length. There doesn’t appear to be long stemming animosity, just a highly competitive drive between the veterans.

UFC Lightweights: A brief history

Long term UFC veteran Clay Guida has gone 1-1 in his last two outings. ‘The Carpenter‘ has been with the organization since 2006. He’s got a storied career fighting for promotions such as Strikeforce and WEC from the early days of MMA.

Guida has been involved in some of the most memorable bouts of all time within his long tenure with the company. Not to mention, his Hall of Fame fight against Diego Sanchez remains an all-time classic.

The 38-year-old has entered the twilight of his career and has been fighting fellow veterans in his recent bouts.

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King’ Bobby Green is stuck in a career slump, to say the least. The 7-year UFC veteran has gone 1-5-1 in his last seven fights. Although some losses came to the elite lightweight competition, Green will be looking for an impressive victory.

The tense showdown culminated with Bobby Green unwilling to shake Guida’s hand. It appears that Green understands the magnitude of this fight and is singularly focused on the task ahead. Another loss against aging veteran Guida could spell disaster for ‘King’ Green.

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In terms of the match-up, both fighters have a fan-friendly approach. Chiefly both lightweights are known for their blistering stand-up capabilities. In light of the intense staredown, the preliminary card head-liner could be a fight of the night contender.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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