The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 4 with a stacked card headlined by a pivotal lightweight clash between Anthony "Showtime" Pettis and Clay "The Carpenter" Guida. The winner of this highly-anticipated bout is expected to emerge as a top contender to the UFC lightweight title.
Clay Guida and Anthony Pettis talk to UFC.com:
Clay Guida - "There’s a lot at stake for this fight. What I did to (Takanori) Gomi was just a taste of what I have in store for Anthony Pettis. He’s been on one hell of a tear over the last few years and I respect that. But he hasn’t seen the rabid dog, and the type of fighter that I am in the cage. I’ve lost to better guys and I’ve beaten better guys. On June 4, I’m just going to be Clay Guida and use my conditioning and my wrestling. Wrestling wins championships and I want a shot at the belt."
Anthony Pettis - "This is one of those fights where I need to shine. For this fight, I need to go out there and prove that I belong as the number one contender in the UFC. That means beating a really tough opponent in Clay Guida. Clay always goes out there and performs. He never gets tired and he’s always pushing forward. I’m ready for this challenge and to prove that I deserve a title shot."
Jun 4th, live on Spike TV from Las Vegas, Nevada:
Clay "The Carpenter" Guida (28-11) [Num. 14]
Win Takanori Gomi - Submission (guillotine choke) - UFC 125
Win Rafael dos Anjos - Submission (jaw injury) - UFC 117
Win Shannon Gugerty - Submission (arm triangle choke) - UFC on Versus 1
Anthony "Showtime" Pettis (13-1) [Num. 12]
Win Ben Henderson - Decision (unanimous) - WEC 53
Win Shane Roller - Submission (triangle choke) - WEC 50
Win Alex Karalexis - Submission (triangle choke) - WEC 48