Matchmaker, matchmaker: Clay Guida and Rich Franklin get fights and a Bellator heavyweight final ()


The yentes at Bellator and the UFC spent their weekend putting together fights for your viewing pleasure. Here's a rundown of the latest:

-- Clay Guida and Gray Maynard will headline a UFC on FX event set for June 22. As the main event, the bout will be scheduled for five rounds. Guida's last fight was a loss to Benson Henderson in November, while Maynard lost a rematch with Frankie Edgar in October.

-- UFC 148 in July picked up a ton of fights. The Las Vegas card will now feature Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le, Renan Barao and his 31-fight winning streak against Jeff Hoaglund, and Michael Bisping vs. Tim Boetsch.

-- The Bellator heavyweight final between Eric Prindle and Thiago Santos will go down on Friday. It's a rematch of their November bout that ended in a no contest after Santos kicked Pringle in the groin. The winner will win a shot at Bellator heavyweight champ Cole Konrad and $100,000.

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