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UFC 107: Kenny Florian vs. Clay Guida

Kenny FlorianKenny Florian confirmed Wednesday that his next fight will come against Clay Guida later this year, saying on Twitter that he will step into the Octagon with Guida at UFC 107 on December 12. Florian told me two weeks ago that he expected to fight Guida at UFC 106, but the fight has now been pushed back three weeks.

It's not clear why the UFC decided to move Guida vs. Florian back, but the move makes sense. UFC 106 is already guaranteed to do huge business with Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin in the main event and Tito Ortiz vs. Mark Coleman in the co-main. UFC 107, which recently lost the previously scheduled main event of Rampage Jackson vs. Rashad Evans, is more in need of another bout between popular fighters.

Now UFC 107 features four of the UFC's best lightweight fighters, with B.J. Penn defending his title against Diego Sanchez in the main event and Florian vs. Guida (who lost to Penn and Sanchez, respectively, in their last fights) on the undercard. UFC 107 is also expected to feature Thiago Alves vs. Paulo Thiago and Frank Mir vs. Cheick Kongo.

When I spoke with Florian, he said he was impressed with Guida's tenacity, saying, "Clay's a tough guy. He'll keep coming at you." Florian will find that out first hand on December 12 in Memphis.

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