TUF 9 Finale: Diego Sanchez vs. Clay Guida

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Updated: March 5, 2009

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The Ultimate Fighter season 1 winner Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez (22-2) has agreed to fight Clay Guida (25-9) in the main event at the TUF 9 Finale on June 20th at “The Pearl” inside the Palms Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to Sherdog.

Sanchez is coming off his first win as a lightweight, defeating Joe “Daddy” Stevenson by unanimous decision at UFC 95.

Guida, who’s on a 3 fight wining streak, scored a close split decision win over Nate Diaz at UFC 94.

Both fighters are intense fast pace fighters, with good wrestling skills.

For more on the Ultimate Fighter 9 finale, check out our UFC Rumors section.

15 Comments

  1. rory

    March 4, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    i can see guida winning this by decision, if he does he deserves a shot at the winner of bj vs florian

  2. DanP

    March 5, 2009 at 12:02 am

    I woulda' preferred to See Diego fight Nick Diaz… See Nick get some payback for his Big Bro!

  3. Alex Tee

    March 5, 2009 at 12:23 am

    I think Sanchez will win this, i also think Sanchez is gonna tear ass in the lightweight division.

  4. Nate Fury

    March 5, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Sanchez vs. Guida will be a solid fight to look forward to.

  5. roy

    March 5, 2009 at 3:55 am

    i would prefer a different match up, but clay has been winning and he wants to step up in comp. this should be diego's fight no problem but you never know with clay.if clay did win i would say that really moves him up in the ranks.

  6. STEVEO

    March 5, 2009 at 4:26 am

    maybe he will repeat the stupidest entrance in mma history. Please win guida, even though I don't think you have a prayer.

  7. Canuck

    March 5, 2009 at 4:56 am

    haha, right on steveo, he looked like a complete retard eh

  8. tom

    March 5, 2009 at 5:15 am

    Nightmare will walk throw clay..I use to love clay but after his lAST fight with Nate(which in my eyes Nate won that with easy) all he did in that fight was hold on to Nate so he coudnt Get sub, he didnt even throw punchs or anything..When nate was on the ground Nate was looking for subs the hole time and Clay didnt even throw punchs he just holded on..when they were standing clay would just slip punch then hold Nate then Nate would go for a standing Kermora and then Clay would scrable and then just sit in Nates gaurd..You could even hear clays corner men saying its not just a wrestling match throw some punches…

    Nightmare will has just as good wrestling and The nightmare is better on the feet..

  9. dane drebin

    March 5, 2009 at 7:29 am

    hopefully sanches beats the shit out of clay "hug me gentley" Guida

  10. roy

    March 5, 2009 at 7:45 am

    yeah i feel the same way as tom i used to like clay but i can't stand hugging your way to victory.

  11. Tim

    March 5, 2009 at 8:18 am

    I agree Diego has showed more talent and ability recently while Guida has just layed on top of people huggning them but i still think the guy is intesting.

  12. whodini

    March 5, 2009 at 8:38 am

    im going to take Clay in a split decision …it will be a decent fight i think

  13. David

    March 5, 2009 at 10:28 am

    I see Sanchez winning by decision, possibly by knockout. Diego is gonna keep it standing. Not to take anything away from Nate, but Diego has better take down defense. I still think that Guida won the fight against Nate. Even though he hugged him to victory, Nate should have just defended the take down. He knew it was coming but allowed it anyway so Nate lost. Diego however will defend the take down successfully and force Clay to stand and eat punches

  14. aaaa

    March 5, 2009 at 10:54 am

    6546513232

  15. mmaroots:)

    June 9, 2009 at 9:04 am

    I think Sanchez could win anywhere the fight goes, striking or on the ground. If Sanchez’s power returns like when he fought at 170, it will could be a shot night for Clay :(

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