The lightweight bout between Kenny Florian and Clay Guida that was originally scheduled for UFC 106 in November has been moved to UFC 107 on December 12 in Memphis, TN. This news comes on the heels of the announcement that the BJ Penn vs. Diego Sanchez bout was moved to this event, as well as the postponement of the scheduled Rashad Evans vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson bout to a later event. This story was originally reported via the MMALive Twitter page, and later confirmed by Kenny Florian on his Twitter page.
Florian was last in action at UFC 101 on August 8th where he suffered a loss to BJ Penn in his second shot at the UFC lightweight title. Prior to the bout Florian experienced a nearly nine month layoff after earning the title shot with a victory over Joe Stevenson, while he waited for Penn to face Georges St. Pierre, and recover from that fight. Florian had earned the title shot by putting together a six fight win streak following his loss to Sean Sherk in his first title fight, including victories over Roger Huerta and Joe Lauzon.
Guida will also be looking to bounce back from defeat against Florian after losing via unanimous decision to Diego Sanchez in a “fight of the year” candidate bout at The Ultimate Fighter: US vs. UK finale in June. Prior to the loss Guida had put together three straight victories over the likes of Nate Diaz and Mac Danzig. This bout will mark Guida’s fourth consecutive bout against a “The Ultimate Fighter” alum, though Florian will be the first non-winner he has faced.
Pictured: Kenny Florian