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Report: Clay Guida Injured, Out of UFC on FOX 7 Fight with Chad Mendes

Written by Tom Ngo
March 15th, 2013
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UFC Lightweight Clay Guida

According to Sherdog.com, an undisclosed injury has forced featherweight Clay Guida (pictured) out of his UFC on FOX 7 scrap against Chad Mendes.

Mendes is expected to remain in the April 20 lineup, as the UFC is reportedly scouring its roster for a suitable substitute to meet “Money” in the night’s prelims.

No word on how long Guida will be sidelined.

Mendes was last seen steamrolling Yaotzin Meza at UFC on FX 6. The former top contender has spent a total of two minutes and 26 seconds inside the Octagon in his last two wins.

HP Pavilion in San Jose, California hosts the festivities. An unofficial lightweight title unification bout between reigning UFC champion Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce king Gilbert Melendez headlines the gig.

Here is the show’s revised lineup:

Preliminary Card:

Chad Mendes vs. TBD

Yoel Romero vs. Clifford Starks

Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck

Roger Bowling vs. Anthony Njokuani

Jorge Masvidal vs. Tim Means

Francisco Rivera vs. Hugo Viana

Myles Jury vs. Ramsey Nijem

Darren Uyenoyama vs. Joseph Benavidez

Francis Carmont vs. Lorenz Larkin

Main Card:

(FOX 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Matt Brown vs. Dan Hardy

Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson

Daniel Cormier vs. Frank Mir

Gilbert Melendez vs. Benson Henderson (UFC lightweight champion)

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