Guida (29-13) will be making his debut after dropping down from the lightweight ranks following a pair of setbacks. He was defeated by Gray Maynard and current UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson after stringing together four consecutive victories.
Hioki (26-5-2) is coming off a surprising loss to Ricardo Lamas that halted his potential run to a title match with Jose Aldo.
Guida, who said he wrestled at 149 pounds in college, believes that “I present a tougher challenge for him than he does for me.”
The UFC on Fox 6 event is filling up with several exciting fights, as the main event features Demetrious Johnson defending his UFC flyweight title against John Dodson. Light heavyweights Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Glover Teixeira, along with lightweights Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis, are also set for the evening.