Clay Guida was a top lightweight for a long period of time. However, after suffering back-to-back losses for the first time since 2009, Guida has made the decision to make the move to the featherweight class.
In his first appearance at 145 pounds, Guida will meet former Sengoku and Shooto champion Hatsu Hioki. Though he recently lost to Ricardo Lamas, Hioki is still a high-level featherweight. A fight against him gives Guida a chance to immediately enter the division's title picture.
While Hioki is highly regarded, he hasn't delivered as expected inside the Octagon. A win over a UFC veteran like Guida would allow Hioki to change some of the perceptions that casual fans have of him.
As this important featherweight bout approaches, let's take a look at which fighter has a better chance of getting back into the win column.