Two top-tier featherweights will collide on April 20 when Clay Guida and Chad Mendes face off at UFC on Fox 7.

USA Today reported the news Tuesday, verifying the booking with UFC President Dana White. The news comes on the heels of a Monday announcement that Mendes had been pulled from UFC 157 after an injury replacement could not be found for Manny Gamburyan.

UFC on Fox 7 takes place at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., and is topped by a lightweight title showdown pitting former Strikeforce titlist Gilbert Melendez against reigning UFC champ Benson Henderson. The evening’s main card airs live on Fox’s flagship network, while the prelims will be broadcast on FX and Facebook.

Guida, 31, recently made the drop to featherweight for a Jan. 26 collision with Hatsu Hioki, taking a controversial split decision over the former Sengoku champion at UFC on Fox 6. That triumph followed back-to-back defeats for “The Carpenter” at 155 pounds, as Guida dropped decisions to Henderson and Gray Maynard to snap a four-fight winning streak.

Mendes, 27, has suffered just one defeat in more than four years as a professional. After rattling off four straight wins under the defunct World Extreme Cagefighting banner, “Money” began his UFC career with a pair of victories before running into featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 142. Following his setback at the hands of “Scarface,” Mendes returned to his winning ways, posting first-round knockouts of Cody McKenzie and Yaotzin Meza last year.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Frankie Edgar, Chad Mendes agree to fight in Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale main event

  • 9 days ago
  • 6 views

Two of the best featherweights in the world are set to face off one day before the title is unified. Chad Mendes and Frankie Edgar have verbally agreed to fight in the main event of The Ultimate Figh read news >>

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone main event set for UFC on FOX 17 in Orlando

  • 21 days ago
  • 8 views

Pump the brakes on that move to welterweight. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will return to mixed martial arts (MMA) action and put his 155-pound title on read news >>

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone to headline UFC on Fox 17 in December

  • 21 days ago
  • 9 views

A lightweight title fight will get top billing at UFC on Fox 17 in Orlando in December. The UFC is headed back to the Sunshine State. The Amway Center in Orlando, which hosted a Fox event in April 20 read news >>

Rafael dos Anjos defends title against Donald Cerrone in UFC on FOX 17 headliner

  • 21 days ago
  • 51 views

What a way to end the year. Rafael dos Anjos will make his first lightweight title defense against Donald Cerrone at UFC on FOX 17 on Dec. 19 in Orlando, according to a report from FOX Sports. It's t read news >>

UFC on Fox 17 Event Page and Fight Card Rumors

  • 21 days ago
  • 8 views

Event page, fight card rumors, and start times for UFC on Fox 17 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on Dec. 19. read news >>

Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Henry Corrales added to September's Bellator 143 card in Texas

  • 21 days ago
  • 0 views

A matchup between featherweights looking to get back in the win column will go down at Bellator 143.Filed under: Bellator, News, Videos read news >>

UFC on FOX 17 headed to Amway Center in Orlando on Dec. 19 for year-ender

  • 22 days ago
  • 0 views

The UFC will close out its 2015 calendar year with a return to the “Sunshine State.” Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC returns to Orlando on Dec. 19 for UFC on FOX 17

  • 22 days ago
  • 16 views

UFC on FOX 17 is official for Dec. 19 at the Amway Center in Orlando, FL, the UFC announced Wednesday on UFC Tonight. Without a year-end pay-per-view to follow it, the card is expected to be the fina read news >>

Chad Mendes can't sleep because of loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 189

  • 22 days ago
  • 339 views

"Sometimes I lay in bed still thinking about it," Mendes said about his loss to McGregor. UFC 189 marked the third time Chad Mendes had stepped into the Octagon to challenge for the featherweight tit read news >>

Rafael dos Anjos: Conor McGregor 'exposed' by Chad Mendes, gets destroyed at lightweight

  • 24 days ago
  • 87 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor continues to tease an eventual move to lightweight, once he's done with reigning 145-pound kingpin Jose Aldo, who is read news >>