Lightweight Fight at TUF Finale May Mean a Title Shot

tyler griggsContributor IApril 25, 2009

There are two lightweight bouts at the TUF finale US vs. UK. There is the main event fight of Clay "the Carpenter" Guida vs. Diego "Nightmare" Sanchez. Then it is Joe "Daddy" Stevenson vs. Nate Diaz.

Both Stevenson and Diaz are coming off of a loss. Diaz last loss was to Clay Guida. Stevenson last loss was to Sanchez.

Stevenson has lost three of his last four fights. To me Stevenson has more to prove in this fight. Diaz has only two losses in his ten fight career.  Stevenson has been at the top of the lightweight food chain while Diaz has not yet had a title shot. Stevenson needs to prove, in my opinion, that he still has that fighting spirit inside him. Then again he might just be in a bad streak, all fighters have them in one part of their career or another.

Diaz has only two losses in his ten fight career. He, to my knowledge as I said, has not had a title shot. So he has something to gain from this fight except to get back to his winning ways.

Sanchez vs. Guida. Both Guida and Sanchez are coming off of a three fight win streak. Sanchez's last win was over Joe Stevenson, and Guida's last win was over Nate Diaz. I believe either Guida or Sanchez would be an exciting match up for the winner of the Florian vs. Penn title fight at UFC 101.

That fight was announced by Mike Goldberg at the UFC 97 PPV event.

Guida is in well deserving range of a title shot. Always quick and so talented. Always fun to watch him fight. Sanchez is also a very good and exciting fighter to watch. He is, as Guida, very talented and quick. So this will be an exciting fight.

I wish Stevenson and Diaz good luck to get back to their winning ways. I also wish good luck to Guida and Sanchez in their quest for Gold. Thanks for the reads and hope you enjoy.