A lightweight battle between fan favorite Clay “The Carpenter” Guida and submission expert Rafael Dos Anjos is set for UFC 117 in Oakland, California. The bout between Guida and Dos Anjos will air on the main card of the UFC 117 pay-per-view.
MMA Recap (mmarecap.com) was the first one on the scene to report the bout between Guida and Dos Anjos. Heavy.com has confirmed the bout with sources close to the promotion.
UFC 117 will feature the long awaited match-up between Anderson Silva and number one contender Chael Sonnen for the UFC middleweight title.
Clay Guida last saw action when he scored his first “Submission of the Night” victory over Shannon Gugerty at UFC On Versus 1. The Midwest native has had mixed success in the octagon after going 6-4 in his ten UFC bouts. However, Guida will get a shot to put him back in the list of UFC contenders after facing Rafael Dos Anjos.
Rafael Dos Anjos has won three-straight fights since losing his first two UFC fights against the likes of Tyson Griffin and Jeremy Stephens. In his last octagon appearance, Dos Anjos captured “Submission of the Night” honors when he arm barred dangerous striker Terry Etim.