MMA Odds and Ends for Friday: Clay Guida returns to lightweight against Erik Koch at UFC Fight Night 112

480 Clay Guida returns to lightweight against Erik Koch at UFC Fight Night 112  As announced on FS1’s “UFC Tonight,” Clay Guida returns to the lightweight division for the first time since 2012 when he battles Erik Koch at UFC Fight Night 112 on June 25th in Oklahoma City. Guida (32-17) hasn’t fought since a June 2016 knockout loss to Brian Ortega at UFC 199, which was his third setback in his last four fights. The 35-year-old returns to the 155-pound division, where he holds wins over Nate Diaz, Rafael dos Anjos and Anthony Pettis. Meanwhile, Koch (14-4) has had just one fight in the last three years, and he is coming off a submission victory over Shane Campbell at UFC Fight Night 88 in May 2016. The 28-year-old has gone 2-1 since moving up to the lightweight division. With this matchup added, here’s an updated look at the card… B.J. Penn vs. Dennis Siver Tim Boetsch vs. Johny Hendricks Felice Herrig vs. Justine Kish Jeremy Kimball vs. Josh Stansbury Ilir Latifi vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Vitor Miranda vs. Marvin Vettori Carla Esparza vs. Maryna Moroz Clay Guida vs. Erik Koch Vinc Pichel vs. Damien Brown, Ross Pearson vs. Dan Hooker set for UFC Fight Night 110 in New Zealand UFC officials announced that Vinc Pichel will make his return to the Octagon after a three-year layoff to battle Damien Brown at UFC Fight Night 110 on June 10th. In addition, Ross Pearson will look to snap a three-fight skid when he battles Dan Hooker. Pichel (9-1) hasn’t competed since he defeated Anthony Njokuani by unanimous decision at UFC 173 in May 2014. The 34-year-old has gone 2-1 in the UFC and competed on Season 15 of The Ultimate Fighter. Brown (17-9) has won seven of his last eight fights including a split decision win over Jon Tuck at UFC Fight Night 101. The 32-year-old has also gone 2-1 inside the Octagon. Pearson (19-13) will be looking for his first win since March of 2016 and has lost four of his last five fights. Hooker (13-7) has gone 2-2 in his last four fights, and he is coming off a unanimous decision setback to Jason Knight at UFC Fight Night 101. Here’s an updated look at the card with this lightweight affair… Mark Hunt vs. Derrick Lewis Derek Brunson vs. Daniel Kelly Joseph Benavidez vs. Ben Nguyen Ashkan Mokhtarian vs. John Moraga Dan Hooker vs. Ross Pearson Damien Brown vs. Vinc Pichel

Written by James Lynch

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