The UFC is close to finalizing an entertaining lightweight scrap for Super Bowl weekend. Clay Guida (35-20) posted on his official Facebook page today that he will be taking on Michael Johnson (19-16) on February 6th.
This is one of those matchups that doesn’t mean anything when it comes to UFC rankings. However, this fight should be pretty entertaining as both fighters are known for their entertaining fights.
Guida will go into the UFC‘s Fight Night on February 6th on a two fight losing streak. At 38 years old, Guida is probably nearing the end of the line in his UFC career. However, he’s shown recently that there’s still some fight left in the tank.
The Carpenter has been inducted into the Hall of Fame for his fight with Diego Sanchez years ago that people still talk about. Guida has had a very solid and successful run in the UFC that dates back to 2006.
UFC do or die match
Michael Johnson will enter the UFC octagon on February 6th on a three fight losing streak. Johnson is an interesting case because he’s shown such promise at times, and other times he’s been completely outclassed.
During his UFC career, Johnson has had high points like defeating Edson Barboza and knocking out Dustin Poirier. However, he’s also had low points like right now being on a three fight losing streak.
This is the fourth multiple fight losing streak that Johnson has had in the UFC. If he cannot pickup the victory on Super Bowl weekend, I’m not sure if he’ll remain on the roster much longer.
White has talked about recently how much the UFC has grown. We’ve seen a ton of fighters added through the Contender Series and the Ultimate Fighter is returning next year which should bring in more talent.
With that in mind, the promotion is always looking at trimming the fat. Whoever loses on February 6th might be looking at the end. I think Johnson is the most vulnerable, but both can’t feel comfortable. The desperation should lead to a fantastic matchup.