Date: Sunday 12th November, 3am (UK)
Location: Norfolk, Virginia, US
Venue: Ted Constant Convocation
If there wasn’t enough experience on the card, two of the longest-serving UFC fighters kick it off. Joe Lauzon is the seventh and Clay Guida is the eighth longest-serving fighter on the roster who have been favourites of the UFC brass and fans with enthralling fighting styles that have earned them a host of fight bonuses.
Lauzon has the most fight bonuses in UFC history with an astounding 15 (tied with Nate Diaz), including the ‘Fight of the Year’ in 2012 against Jim Miller. Guida holds nine bonuses of his own as well as a ‘Fight of the Year’ which was in 2009 with Diego Sanchez.
The volume of these accolades is rare and although they are both reaching the end of their career, to see them battle it out together is a real treat for the fans. Let’s hope their performances live up to expectations.
All of their stats in our breakdown should be taken into account as they are very evenly matched but the colossal amount of submission wins they have both amassed is impossible to ignore. The fight can really go anywhere as they both love to slug it out as much as they like to grapple but the size advantage for Lauzon will be an obstacle for Guida.
Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.