Shortly after the news of Chad Mendes losing opponent Manny Gamburyan due to injury, the UFC verifies that the former contender has received Clay “The Carpenter” Guida at UFC on Fox 7. The card is set to take place April 20th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA. Set to headline the event is currently a lightweight title fight between champ Benson Henderson and Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez.
Guida had recently fallen under criticism from the fans for his new countering style, putting on a lackluster performance against Gray Maynard and eking a recent decision over Hatsu Hioki in his hometown of Chicago.
Mendes has been nothing short of phenomenal in his UFC fights, only coming short to the current champ Jose Aldo. “Money” was last seen with a first round KO of Cody McKenzie and Yaotzin Meza.
Here is the current line-up for UFC on Fox 7: Henderson vs. Melendez.
Lightweight Title Fight – Ben Henderson vs Gilbert Melendez Daniel Cormier vs Frank Mir Matt Brown vs Dan Hardy Nate Diaz vs Josh Thomson Yoel Romero vs Clifford Starks Myles Jury vs Ramsey Nijem Norman Parke vs Jon Tuck Jorge Masvidal vs Tim Means Roger Bowling vs Anthony Njokuani Francis Carmont vs Lorenz Larkin