Former Sengoku champion Hatsu Hioki
will welcome Clay Guida to
the featherweight division at
UFC on Fox 6, promotion officials revealed Wednesday night.
Jordan and Mike Russow
will also collide Jan. 26 at Chicago’s United Center. Additionally,
the UFC announced that the featherweight showdown between Ricardo
Lamas and Erik Koch
initially slated for UFC 155 will now take place at UFC on Fox 6.
Promotion officials also confirmed previously reported contests
Jackson against Glover
Teixeira and Matt Wiman
against T.J. Grant.
Hioki joined the UFC last October after winning the Shooto and
Sengoku featherweight titles in his native Japan. The 29-year-old
notched a split decision victory over George Roop
in his Octagon debut and then took a unanimous verdict from
Palaszewski at UFC 144. Most recently, Hioki was outpointed by
Lamas on June 22, snapping a six-fight winning streak for the
Guida makes his featherweight debut on the heels of back-to-back
losses to current lightweight champion Benson
Henderson and former two-time title challenger Gray
Maynard. Prior to those defeats, “The Carpenter” had won four
straight, topping former WEC champion Anthony
Pettis and ex-Pride Fighting Championships ruler Takanori
Gomi to kick off 2011.
A former fullback at Louisiana State University, Jordan, 28, made
his pro MMA debut in 2009 under the Bellator Fighting Championships
banner, winning 11 of his first 15 fights before answering the call
to join the UFC. Jordan made his Octagon debut this past March at
UFC on FX 2, knocking out British strongman Oli
Thompson before falling to Cheick Kongo
in a lackluster unanimous decision at UFC 149.
Seven years older than his foe, Russow enters the cage coming off
his first defeat since 2007, as the Chicagoan suffered a
first-round technical knockout at the hands of Fabricio
Werdum at June’s UFC 147. Russow had won 11 straight fights,
posting Octagon wins over Justin
McCully, Todd Duffee,
Madsen and John Olav