UFC veteran Clay Guida will drop to featherweight. The fighter's management company, VFD Sports Marketing made the announcement on Friday.
Guida has been considered a candidate to drop to 145 pounds for some time. However, before the UFC adopted the division, it was seen as less profitable move. Now that the UFC is promoting the division and the fact that Guida has dropped back-to-back fights, the move was easier to conceive.
The former Strikeforce champion signed with the UFC back in 2006. Despite losing two of his first three bouts in the promotion, Guida quickly became a fan favorite due to his exciting style.
In 2010, Guida put himself into the title picture with four-straight wins. During the stretch he picked up two of the biggest wins of his career, a submission over former Pride FC champion Takanori Gomi and former WEC champion Anthony Pettis.
Jose Aldo currently holds the UFC featherweight title. He was set to defend the belt against former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, but the champ was forced out of the fight due to injury.