|Written by Michelle Allan|
UFC Finale action from The Pearl, Nevada will feature one of the most highly anticipated mixed martial arts matchups in several years as Team US meets Team UK! UFC Finale fans will have three top bouts to handicap in this mixed martial arts showdown that will attract a considerable amount of wagering action and attention.
At the top of the UFC Finale card is Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez versus Clay “The Carpenter” Guida. The 27 year old Sanchez has a career mixed martial arts record of 22-2 and has won his last 3 bouts. His last fight before this UFC Finale match was against Joe Stevenson, which he won by unanimous decision on February 21. Prior to that he defeated Luigi Fioravanti by technical knock out on June 21, 2008 and defeated David Bielkheden by submission on March 1, 2008. Sanchez enters this UFC Finale known as having excellent grappling skills.
Guida has a career mark of 25-6 and has also won his last 3 bouts entering the UFC Finale pairing with Sanchez. On January 31 he won a split decision over Nate Diaz. On September 17, 2008 be won a unanimous decision over Mac Danzig and on April 2, 2008 he earned a technical knockout win over Samy Schiavo.
Also featured on the UFC Finale card is Chris “Lights Out” Lytle against Kevin Burns. The veteran Lytle enters this UFC Finale match with a career mark of 36-17-4 but has lost 2 out of his last 3 bouts. His last fight was on January 17 and was a split decision loss against Marcus Davis. On October 18, 2008 he won a unanimous decision over Paul Taylor and on July 5, 2008 he scored a unanimous decision win over Josh Koscheck.
Burns enters UFC Finale action with a career record of 8-2 and is coming off a December 13, 2008 knockout loss to Anthony Johnson. Prior to that he scored back to back wins over that same Anthony Johnson on July 19, 2008, (by technical knock out), and over Roan Carneiro on June 7, 2008. Also featured will be Joe Stevenson against Nate Diaz.