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CLAY TO BATTLE DIEGO IN TUF 9 FINALE

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Sherdog reports that Chicago’s Clay Guida will be fighting the “Nightmare” Diego Sanchez in the headline bout of the TUF 9 finale.

The potent lightweight pair has agreed to meet in the headlining bout of “The Ultimate Fighter 9” finale on June 20 at the Pearl inside the Palms Resort in Las Vegas, according to sources close to the fighters. The bout will anchor a night of final deciding bouts for the Spike TV reality series, which begins airing in April.

Guida (25-9) has won his last 3 matches against Nate Diaz, Mac Danzig and Samy Schiavo, and trains out of MTC in Schaumburg.

Season 9 of the The Ultimate Fighter pits a team from United States against a United Kingdom team. Dan Henderson coaches the Americans while TUF 3 winner and British standout Michael Bisping will head the one from England. Local fighters Mark Miller (Dino Costeas MMA) and Kevin Knabjian (Gilbert Grappling) are cast members this season, which showcases lightweights and welterweights.

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