Tatsuya Kawajiri vs Clay Guida Targeted for UFC Fight Night 39

Tatsuya Kawajiri

Tatsuya Kawajiri

  • 33-7-2 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Geisas Cavalcante, Josh Thomson, Kazuyuki Miyata

Clay Guida

Clay Guida

  • 30-14 MMA / 10-8 UFC Record
  • Lost 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Rafael dos Anjos, Hatsu Hioki, Anthony Pettis

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UFC Fight Night 39

April 11th, 2014

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Venue TBD

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It took longer than expected, but Asia’s perennial featherweight superstar, Tatsuya Kawajiri, made his UFC debut in January, submitting Sean Soriano in the first round at UFC Fight Night 34. He’s now won six straight fights, including notable victories over Joachim Hansen, Kazuyuki Miyata, and Michihiro Omigawa.

Clay Guida lost his third fight in four attempts at UFC 164, after suffering a third round knockout loss to Chad Mendes. His only win since June of 2011, was a controversial split decision win over Hatsu Hioki in January of last year.

UFC 164 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Anthony Pettis def. Ben Henderson via Armbar – Round 1, 4:41
  • Josh Barnett def. Frank Mir via TKO (Strikes) – Round 1, 1:56
  • Chad Mendes def. Clay Guida via TKO (Punches) – Round 3, 0:30
  • Ben Rothwell def. Brandon Vera via TKO (Punches) – Round 3, 1:54
  • Dustin Poirier def. Erik Koch via Unanimous Decision

Preliminary Card:

  • Gleison Tibau def. Jamie Varner via Split Decision
  • Timothy Elliott def. Louis Gaudinot via Unanimous Decision
  • Hyun Gyu Lim def. Pascal Krauss via TKO (Strikes) – Round 1, 3:58
  • Chico Camus def. Kyung Ho Kang via Unanimous Decision
  • Soa Palelei def. Nikita Krylov via TKO (Punches) – Round 3, 1:34
  • Al Iaquinta def. Ryan Couture via Unanimous Decision
  • Magnus Cedenblad def. Jared Hamman via Guillotine Choke – Round 1, 0:57

Chad Mendes vs Clay Guida Set for UFC 164

Chad Mendes

 

Chad Mendes

  • 14-1 MMA / 5-1 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Erik Koch, Cub Swanson, Darren Elkins

Clay Guida

Clay Guida

  • 30-13 MMA / 10-7 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Rafael dos Anjos, Hatsu Hioki, Anthony Pettis

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UFC 164

August 31st, 2013

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bradley Center

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Chad Mendes won his third consecutive fight by first round knockout at UFC on FOX 7, finishing Darren Elkins in just a minute and eight seconds. He previously earned knockout victories over Cody McKenzie and Yaotzin Meza. One more victory in the octagon will likely earn Chad Mendes another shot at UFC gold.

Clay Guida snapped a two-fight losing streak with a controversial split decision victory over Hatsu Hioki at UFC on FOX 6. It was his first time in the 145-pound division after amassing a 9-7 record as a lightweight, including key victories over Rafael dos Anjos, Takanori Gomi, and Anthony Pettis.

Clay Guida Out; Chad Mendes vs Darren Elkins Set for UFC on FOX 7

Chad Mendes

Chad Mendes

  • 13-1 MMA / 4-1 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Erik Koch, Cub Swanson, Michihiro Omigawa

Darren Elkins

 

Darren Elkins

  • 16-2 MMA / 6-1 UFC Record
  • 5 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Steven Siler, Michihiro Omigawa, Diego Brandao

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UFC On FOX 7

April 20th, 2013

San Jose, California

HP Pavilion

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Chad Mendes continued his climb up to number one contender status, with a stunning first round knockout of Yaotzin Meza at UFC of FX 6 in Australia. Even though he’s known for his wrestling, that was Mendes’ second straight knockout victory, also finishing Cody McKenzie with a punch to the body last July at UFC 148.

Darren Elkins continued his streak in the UFC featherweight division with a early-stoppage TKO victory over Antonio Carvalho at UFC 158. Despite the controversy, he’s now won fight straight fights in the UFC, including decision victories over Michihiro Omigawa, Diego Brandao, and Steven Siler.

Chad Mendes vs Clay Guida Added to UFC on FOX 7

Chad Mendes

Chad Mendes

  • 13-1 MMA / 4-1 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Erik Koch, Cub Swanson, Michihiro Omigawa

Clay Guida

 

Clay Guida

  • 30-13 MMA / 10-7 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Rafael dos Anjos, Hatsu Hioki, Anthony Pettis

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UFC On FOX 7

April 20th, 2013

San Jose, California

HP Pavilion

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Chad Mendes continued his climb up to number one contender status, with a stunning first round knockout of Yaotzin Meza at UFC of FX 6 in Australia. Even though he’s known for his wrestling, that was Mendes’ second straight knockout victory, also finishing Cody McKenzie with a punch to the body last July at UFC 148.

Clay Guida snapped a two-fight losing streak with a controversial split decision victory over Hatsu Hioki at UFC on FOX 6. It was his first time in the 145-pound division after amassing a 9-7 record as a lightweight, including key victories over Rafael dos Anjos, Takanori Gomi, and Anthony Pettis.

 

UFC on FOX 6 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Demetrious Johnson def. John Dodson via Unanimous Decision
  • Glover Teixeira def. Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson via Unanimous Decision
  • Anthony Pettis def. Donald Cerrone via TKO (Kick to the Body) – Round 1, 2:35
  • Ricardo Lamas def. Erik Koch via TKO (Elbows) – Round 2, 2:32

Preliminary Card:

  • TJ Grant def. Matt Wiman via KO (Elbows and Punches) – Round 1, 4:51
  • Clay Guida def. Hatsu Hioki via Split Decision
  • Pascal Krauss def. Mike Stumpf via Unanimous Decision
  • Ryan Bader def. Vladimir Matyushenko via Guillotine Choke – Round 1, 0:50
  • Shawn Jordan def. Mike Russow via TKO (Punches) – Round 2, 3:48
  • Rafael Natal def. Sean Spencer via Arm-Triangle Choke – Round 3, 2:13
  • David Mitchell def. Simeon Thoresen via Unanimous Decision

Clay Guida vs Hatsu Hioki, Mike Russow vs Shawn Jordan Added to UFC on FOX 6

 

Clay Guida

  • 29-13 MMA / 9-7 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Rafael dos Anjos, Takanori Gomi, Anthony Pettis

 

Hatsu Hioki

  • 26-5-2 MMA / 2-1 UFC Record
  • Won 6 of Last 7 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Marlon Sandro, Bart Palaszewski, George Roop

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Mike Russow

  • 15-2 MMA / 4-1 UFC Record
  • Won 11 of Last 12 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Todd Duffee, Jon Madsen, Jon Olav Einemo

 

Shawn Jordan

  • 13-4 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Derrick Lewis, Lavar Johnson, Oli Thompson

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UFC on FOX 6

January 26th, 2013

Chicago, Illinois

United Center

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Clay Guida drops to the featherweight division following a two-fight losing streak in the UFC’s 155-pound division. At UFC on FOX 1, Guida lost a unanimous decision to Benson Henderson in a title eliminator match-up. Then followed that up with one of the most awkward fights in UFC history, losing a split decision to Gray Maynard in a fight that saw little to no action for five rounds.

Hatsu Hioki turned down a title shot against Jose Aldo for one more tune-up match, which backfired on him, losing a unanimous decision to Ricardo Lamas at UFC on FX 4. The loss snapped a six-fight win streak which included decision victories against Marlon Sandro, George Roop, and Bart Palaszewski.

Mike Russow’s impressive 11-fight win streak came to end at UFC 147, losing to Fabricio Werdum via first round TKO. Russow’s winning streak included four victories in the UFC, most notably his third round comeback TKO against Todd Duffee in May of 2010.

Former Strikeforce heavyweight, Shawn Jordan had a two-fight win streak snapped when he took a big step up in competition, losing a unanimous decision to Cheick Kongo at UFC 149. He previously held back-to-back stoppage victories against Lavar Johnson and Oli Thompson.