Nate Diaz. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
The most-anticipated event of 2009 may have acquired a bit more star power as former “Ultimate Fighter” winner Nate Diaz will reportedly take on exciting wrestler Clay Guida in a lightweight showdown at UFC 94: St. Pierre vs. Penn II on January 31 in Las Vegas.
The news comes from a post at Graciefighter.com, a website owned and operated by Diaz’s manager and trainer, Cesar Gracie. The fight between the two lightweight contenders will likely take place on the event’s televised main card.
Since defeating Manny Gamburyan at The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale in June of last year, Diaz has gone on to win four straight fights, including impressive submissions of Alvin Robinson and Kurt Pellegrino. The Stockton, California native most recently earned an unanimous decision over Josh Neer in the main event of UFC Fight Night 15 in September.
Guida, meanwhile, has bounced back from a disappointing submission loss to Roger Huerta last December and scored two straight victories. The longtime veteran disposed of UFC newcomer Samy Schiavo at UFC Fight Night 13 in April and went on to win a surprisingly easy decision over Mac Danzig two months ago.
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