Clay
Guida
32-12-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #11 Featherweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 6 Fight of the Night / 3 Submission of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 24 fights.
Record: 32-12-0
Summary: Wrestling, solid chin, great flexibility, endurance, quality training ptnrs

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Carpenter
From: Round Lake, Illinois USA
Fights Out Of: Albuquerque, NM USA
Age: 33
Height: 5' 7" ( 170 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1916
31% Successful
596
Types of Successful Strikes
0
596
54% Standing
17%
30%
321
99
176
Striking Defense
65
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
157
38% Successful
60
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
14
47
1
Takedown Defense
70
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Clay Guida
Apr 4, 2015
27
24
6
0
1
0
6
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Clay Guida
Jul 26, 2014
28
47
0
2
0
1
0
2
R2 Submission
Win
Clay Guida
Apr 11, 2014
47
19
3
1
0
1
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Loss
Clay Guida
Aug 31, 2013
32
17
3
0
1
0
0
0
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Clay Guida
Jan 26, 2013
26
41
3
0
0
1
1
0
R3 Decision - Split
Loss
Clay Guida
Jun 22, 2012
49
45
1
0
1
0
0
1
R5 Decision - Split
Loss
Clay Guida
Nov 12, 2011
11
40
2
2
4
0
1
3
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Win
Clay Guida
Jun 4, 2011
19
14
5
0
0
1
4
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Clay Guida
Jan 1, 2011
12
14
3
0
2
0
2
0
R2 Submission
Submission of the Night
Win
Clay Guida
Aug 7, 2010
19
17
2
1
0
0
3
0
R3 Submission
Win
Clay Guida
Mar 21, 2010
14
1
2
0
1
3
6
0
R2 Submission
Submission of the Night
Loss
Clay Guida
Dec 12, 2009
22
13
1
0
1
0
2
0
R2 Submission
Loss
Clay Guida
Jun 20, 2009
68
29
1
2
3
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Split
Fight of the Night
Win
Clay Guida
Jan 31, 2009
49
49
4
0
1
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Split
Fight of the Night
Win
Clay Guida
Sep 17, 2008
43
36
10
1
0
0
3
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Clay Guida
Apr 2, 2008
11
4
1
0
0
0
2
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Clay Guida
Dec 8, 2007
31
47
0
6
3
1
1
7
R3 Submission
Fight of the Night
Win
Clay Guida
Aug 25, 2007
44
40
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Split
Loss
Clay Guida
Jun 16, 2007
50
36
2
4
2
2
0
4
R3 Decision - Split
Fight of the Night
Loss
Clay Guida
Jan 25, 2007
33
33
0
5
1
0
0
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Clay Guida
Oct 14, 2006
26
13
2
0
2
1
2
0
R2 Submission
Submission of the Night
Win
Clay Guida
Joe Martin
WEC 23: Hot August Fights
Aug 17, 2006
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R3 Decision - Unanimous
Clay Guida
Strikeforce - Revenge
Jun 9, 2006
98
45
5
7
0
2
0
1
R5 Decision - Split
Clay Guida
Strikeforce - Shamrock vs. Gracie
Mar 10, 2006
48
12
11
0
1
5
4
2
R5 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

TRAINING:  A typical day of training starts with live grappling, MMA, or wrestling in the morning.

When and why did you start training for fighting? In March of 2004. I started by accident, fighting an exhibition bout on a small Midwest show. I was going to watch my brother fight Adrian Serrano, they announced an opening for a NHB fight, and I thought my wrestling background would carry me through the fight. It almost did until I gave up my back and you know how the rest of the story goes. Oh yeah, and training kept me out of the bars and taverns.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Wrestled for 2001 Junior College National Champs at Harper College

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Former Strikeforce LW Champion
2X XFO LW Champion, Xtreme Kage Kombat LW Champion, Combat-Do LW Champion

Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke

Favorite Striking technique: Any technique that will get me a KO.

Do you have any heroes? Dan Gable and Joey Gilbert

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is an honor, but most important is winning and trying to attain the lightweight title.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to Harper Junior College, and did not earn a degree.

What was your job before you started fighting? Union Carpenter, framer
•    Seven year MMA veteran who has won six of his last eight fights, including three in a row (all three by submission).

•    Wins over Gugerty and Gomi won Submission of the Night honors

•    Fight with Sanchez was the TUF9 Finale card’s Fight of the Night.

•    Has defeated Bart Palaszewski, Joe Jordan, and Josh Thomson in non-UFC action.

•    Loss to Huerta was named best fight of 2007 by UFC.com – Guida was ahead on all scorecards before being submitted in the final round.

•    15 wins by submission

•    One of the UFC’s most popular fighters

Career

Trained With

Donald Cerrone
Donald Cerrone
28-6-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Melvin Guillard
Melvin Guillard
48-14-3, 2NC
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Kenny Florian
Kenny Florian
16-6-0
( W-L-D )
Anthony Pettis
Anthony Pettis
18-3-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Takanori Gomi UFC® 125 RESOLUTION

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