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Clay Guida vs. Takanori Gomi Set for UFC 125 on New Years Day

Clay GuidaA long-rumored lightweight scrap between Japanese striker Takanori Gomi and fan-favorite Clay Guida has been added to “UFC 125: Edgar vs. Maynard 2″ on January 1 in Las Vegas, Guida confirmed on Sunday to ESPN Chicago’s MMA Tonight.

Guida (27-11) followed up back-to-back losses to Diego Sanchez and Kenny Florian with wins over Shannon Gugerty and Rafael dos Anjos in 2010, while Gomi (32-6) dropped his UFC debut to Florian in March before rebounding with a 64-second KO of Tyson Griffin in August.

The matchup is expected to be featured on the pay-per-view UFC 125 fight card, which is headlined by lightweight champ Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard and also includes Shane Carwin vs. Roy Nelson and Nate Diaz vs. Dong Hyun Kim.

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