Tyson Hawkins

UFC on FX: Maynard vs Guida Predictions

on June 15 2012 7:59 PM

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Gray "The Bully" Maynard (8-1-1) vs Clay "The Carpenter" Guida (9-6) Maynard is coming off of an October 2011 loss to Edgar, after an 8-0-1 start to his UFC career. This is not exactly a small layoff, and his next opponent isn't exactly a walk-through.

Clay Guida is a true veteran of the UFC. 15 fights, 4-1 in his last 5 and only lost to Benson Henderson, last November, who went on to become champion at the beginning of the year.

On paper, this fight looks to be a great one. Both have good wrestling and striking. However, it's this analyst's opinion that this may be somewhat lackluster. Both fighters are vying for a title shot and this fight has title contender implications. With the stakes this high, and both of them losing their previous fight, they both need a win here. Caution may very well take control of this fight as it has in the past with fights like this, rendering both fighters tentative and hesitant.