Cardio machine Clay Guida (22-9) will return to action against Frenchman and UFC newcomer, Samy Schiavo (10-4), at UFC Fight Night 13 on April 2 at the Broomfield Event Center in Broomfield, Colorado.
MMAmania.com confirmed the match up with a source close to one of the fighters.
"The Carpenter" will look to erase the memories of a disappointing loss to Roger Huerta via submission (rear naked choke) his last time out at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 6 Finale. It was a fight that he was winning up until a sudden shift in momentum at the start of the third round.
Huerta is now near the front of the line for a title shot and Guida will have to work his way back up the ladder, starting with the French Top Team fighter out of Avignon, France.
Schiavo is the winner of six straight and has not tasted defeat since 2005. He's been a regular on the popular Cage Rage circuit throughout Europe for most of his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career. His recent run has earned him a four-fight contract in the big show against one of the most exciting fighters to watch in the promotion.
Talk about a tough debut.
UFC Fight Night 13 features a lightweight showdown between Boston-area natives Kenny Florian and Joe Lauzon in the main event. Karo Parisyan will take on Thiago Alves, Stephan Bonnar is booked to fight Matt Hamill, and Frank Edgar is also lined up to participate on the loaded card.
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