Diego Sanchez vs Clay Guida, The Ultimate Fighter: US vs UK, 20 June 2009

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Diego Sanchez vs Clay Guida was the Fight of the Night and 2009 Fight of the Year. The UFC also considers Diego Sanchez vs Clay Guida one of it’s best fights of all time. An incredibly violent and exciting fight that cemented these two fighters as legendary MMA action heroes. Watch Diego Sanchez and Clay Guida put¬†their skill, heart, and technique on full display.

Both Diego Sanchez and Clay Guida are established veterans of the sport. Clay with a record of 25-10 and Diego with a record of 21-2. They have made a name for themselves as two of the toughest and grittiest fighters in the UFC. Both Diego Sanchez and Clay Guida come from a wrestling background, have a never ending tank of gas, and an indomitable spirit to win.

Coming into this fight, both fighters have accumulated a three fight win streak. The winner of this fight will fight BJ Penn the current lightweight champion.  Clay is coming off wins against Mac Danzig and Nate Diaz. Diego Sanchez is coming off wins against Luigi Fioravanti at welterweight and Joe Stevenson at lightweight.

Diego Sanchez vs Clay Guida was the main event on the season finale for The Ultimate Fighter US vs UK. This was the season that produced entertaining UFC fighters including Ross Pearson, Andre Winner, Nick Osipczak, DaMarques Johnson, and James Wilks. We also briefly saw welterweight fighter Che Mills in the elimination round. This season especially stood out as it really showed MMA fans the talent and potential of fighters outside of Japan and the US.

This event produced three Fight of the Night matches and is in my opinion one of the most epic and fun UFC events. Click here for the full card.

Diego Sanchez vs Clay Guida

 

If you liked this fight, check out the below fights:
Diego Sanchez vs Gilbert Melendez (2013 Fight of the Year)
Diego Sanchez vs Karo Parisyan (2006 Fight of the Year)
Diego Sanchez vs BJ Penn
Clay Guida vs Roger Huerta