Lightweights Nate Diaz and Clay Guida are set to square off at UFC 94 on January 31st in Las Vegas, according to GracieFighter.com.
Diaz and Guida were originally booked to fight this year but a foot injury suffered by Guida resulted in the matchup being pushed back to the UFC 94 main card, which is headlined by Georges St-Pierre vs. BJ Penn.
Diaz, a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter 5, captured the reality series’ lightweight tournament crown in mid-2007 with a victory over Manny Gamburyan. After winning his next three-straight fights over Junior Assuncao, Alvin Robinson, and Kurt Pellegrino all via submission, Diaz bested Josh Neer at UFC Fight Night 15 in September via split decision.
Among the most popular lightweights for his all out fighting style, Guida, a former Strikeforce lightweight champion, went just 2-3 in his first five fights inside the octagon. However, most-recently “The Carpenter” has rebounded to win back-to-back fights over Mac Danzig and Samy Schiavo.