Lightweights Clay Guida and Sean Sherk will look to bounce back from recent losses when they square off at “UFC on Versus: Vera vs. Jones” on March 21 in Denver, Colorado. The Northwest Indiana Times reported on Saturday that the matchup was in the works for the Versus-televised event.
Guida (25-11) emerged as a lightweight contender with three-straight wins from 2008 to 2009, including a victory over Nate Diaz, but has since dropped back-to-back fights to top 155-pounders Kenny Florian and Diago Sanchez.
Sherk (33-4-1), a former lightweight champion, is just 1-2 since returning to the UFC after serving a suspensions for steroids, dropping bouts to BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar while picking up a win over Tyson Griffin. “The Muscle Shark” had been scheduled to fight at UFC 108 earlier this month against Jim Miller, but a cut forced him to withdraw from the bout.
UFC on Versus is headlined by Brandon Vera vs. Jon Jones and also features Anthony Johnson vs. John Howard.
Pictured: Clay Guida