It is hard to fathom given their lengthy tenures in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but Clay Guida and Joe Lauzon have never squared off. That's due to change.
The UFC announced on Monday that a lightweight bout between Guida and Lauzon had been added to the UFC Fight Night 120 event, set for Nov. 11 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Va., though its position on the card has not be announced.
Guida, 35, made his UFC debut with a second-round submission of Justin James at UFC 64 in October 2006. Including his 23 Octagon bouts since, “The Carpenter” has posted a 13-11 record. After dropping to 145 pounds in January 2013, Guida went 3-4 as a featherweight, returning to the lightweight division this past June and upsetting Erik Koch via unanimous decision.
The 33-year-old Lauzon has also fought 24 times in the Octagon, beginning with his own successful debut in September 2006, upsetting former UFC lightweight king Jens Pulver in a 48-second knockout. “J-Lau” sports a 14-10 UFC mark, but has alternated wins and losses over his last eight contests. After a contentious split-decision win over Poland's Marcin Held in January, Lauzon dropped a majority verdict to Scotland's Steven Ray in April.
UFC Fight Night 120 is airs live on Fox Sports 1 and is scheduled to be headlined by a 155-pound bout between former UFC champion Anthony Pettis and contender Dustin Poirier.