The fight card for UFC 164, which takes place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, continue to grow and today a fight between two of the organization’s top ten ranked featherweights was added to the card.
Chad Mendes and Clay Guida will square off in a featherweight bout on the card that likely has some title contention implications. The two fighters were originally scheduled to fight at UFC on Fox 7 on April 20 in San Jose but Guida was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Darren Elkins, who Mendes knocked out in the first round.
Mendes is currently riding a three fight win streak, having won all three of those bouts via quick knockouts in the first round. His last loss came at the hands of UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo via first round knockout.
Guida made his featherweight debut at UFC on Fox 6 in Chicago and won a controversial split decision over Hatsu Hioki. Prior to that fight, he had lost two in a row in the lightweight division, to current UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson at the first UFC on Fox event in November 2011 and then to Gray Maynard at UFC on FX 4 in June of 2012.
Mendes is currently ranked #1 in the official UFC featherweight rankings, sitting right under champion Jose Aldo. Guida is at #8. A win for either fighter would definitely move the winner one step closer to a title shot in the hotly contested featherweight division.