(Fun fact: Clay Guida has never owned a single piece of silverware.)
According to a new report from MMA Junkie, the UFC plans to give the winner of tomorrow night’s UFC on FOX bout between Clay Guida and Ben Henderson a title shot against lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. Sources indicate that the fight would likely take place at UFC 144 (February 26; Saitama, Japan).
Unfortunately, Guida vs. Henderson won’t be part of the “Velasquez vs. Dos Santos” TV broadcast — which kicks off at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on FOX — but viewers can watch it as part of the undercard stream on Facebook and FOXSports.com. Currently, Henderson (-250) is a strong favorite over Guida (+236).
Frankie Edgar is coming off his monumental knockout of Gray Maynard at UFC 136 last month. It was the third title retention for Edgar, who hasn’t lost a fight since his sole career defeat against Maynard in April 2008.
UFC 144 marks the first time the UFC has promoted a show in Japan since December 2000. No other bouts have been announced for the event, though Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has already called dibs for a spot on the card.