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    Default Diego Sanchez vs. Clay Guida official for TUF 9 Finale

    Las Vegas, NV (USA) – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) is proud to announce a stellar headlining match for The Ultimate Fighter® Season 9 finale, which will take place Saturday, June 20 from The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas’ Palms Hotel, live on Spike TV. Both winners of their last three matches, ascending lightweights Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez and Clay “The Carpenter” Guida are on a collision course that will end in the Octagon™ for what could be three of the most furiously-paced rounds of the year.

    “Diego Sanchez vs. Clay Guida has the potential to be one of the most action packed fights of the year,” UFC President Dana White said. “Both men have won multiple “Fight of the Night “awards and are two of the most aggressive grapplers in the division. Guida is coming off a big win over The Ultimate Fighter Season 5 winner Nate Diaz and Sanchez just defeated The Ultimate Fighter Season 2 winner Joe Stevenson. The winner of this fight will move into the upper portion of the lightweight rankings and get that much closer to a title shot.”

    Tickets for this event will go on sale Saturday, April 4 at noon PT and will be priced at $354, $254 and $154. Please visit or call the Palms box office at (702) 944-3200, call any Ticketmaster location at 702-474-4000 or visit Tickets for Concerts, Sports, Arts, Theater, Family, Events, more. Official Ticketmaster site to purchase tickets. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.

    UFC® Fight Club™ members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Thursday, April 2 at noon PT via the website UFC.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Friday, April 3 starting at noon PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

    Coming off three impressive wins against David Bielkheden, Luigi Fioravanti and Joe Stevenson, Diego Sanchez (fighting out of San Diego, Calif.) looks to be peaking at the perfect time in his career. In his first ever UFC fight at lightweight, the Albuquerque, New Mexico native looked lean and hungry against Stevenson as he pounded out an impressive decision victory. A winner on the debut season of The Ultimate Fighter, the 27-year-old Sanchez has fond memories of fighting at The Ultimate Fighter season finales.

    “Clay likes to push the pace and test a fighter’s conditioning, but so do I,” Sanchez said. “Right now, I’m at the perfect weight and it’s the perfect time in my career to make a run at the title. I’ve already won a couple matches at the finales, so I’m feeling confident heading into this fight.”

    A fighter that doesn’t have an “off” switch, Clay Guida (fighting out of Johnsburg, Ill.) is known for his aggressive style and perpetual high energy level. Coming off a three round decision win against fellow rising star Nate Diaz, “The Carpenter” seems to be immune to boring fights, and he guarantees a memorable night against Sanchez, who is also known for his conditioning.

    “I couldn’t feel more confident about this fight right now in my career,” Guida said. “We’re both coming off three consecutive wins and we’re two of the most explosive lightweights in the division. This has the potential to be fight of the year. My hands are going to be the best they’ve been…Vegas is where I do my best work.”

    For more information, or current UFC fight news, visit UFC.com, UK.UFC.com, GERMANY.UFC.com or UFCEspanol.com. All bouts live and subject to change.
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    heard about this fight a while back, but its good to know its official. this is gonna be an intense fight similar to guida/huerta. its gonna be determined by who pushes the pace i think. sanchez is probably the favorite, but guida shocked me against nate diaz so im not counting him out by any means. winner should hop right in to title contension imo.

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    Diego should be settled in more at this weight. These are also two of my favorites at 155 but I think Sanchez will win by TKO.

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    WOW !!! Gonna be a Great Fight !!

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    So stoked for this fight.
    These two have enough energy in the cage to start a freakin car.

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    Wow, no way? Guida vs. Sanchez? That's one hell of a fight and i'm really looking forward to that one. It won't be a slugfest like the Griffin/Sherk LW fight a few UFC's ago, but it will be fast paced like that and should be extremely enjoyable.

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    Awesome fight, think Diego has this one, but guida has definatly surprised some people in his last few fights.
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    It's almost like a punishment for anyone slated to face Guida. The guy is just so damn good at making the fight "his".
    I'm really stoked to see a high caliber guy like Sanchez try to figure it out. I'm proud to see a higher profile fight for a guy who always makes it ugly. Good stuff UFC.

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    I'm not sure I have the energy to even watch a fight between those guys.It'll either be over quick and decisive or it will be a three round stand off.I myself hope this isn't a case of too-evenly-matched.

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    the only difference i can think of between the two is diego finishes fights, guida doesnt.

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