Clay
Guida
31-12-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 23 fights.
Record: 31-12-0
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: 32
Height: 5' 7" ( 170 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1852
31% Successful
569
Types of Successful Strikes
0
569
55% Standing
15%
29%
315
88
166
Striking Defense
66
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
146
36% Successful
53
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
13
41
1
Takedown Defense
74
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Clay Guida Jul 26, 2014
28 0 0 0 R2 Submission
Dennis Bermudez 47 2 1 2
Win
Clay Guida Apr 11, 2014
47 2 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Tatsuya Kawajiri 19 1 1 0
Loss
Chad Mendes Aug 31, 2013
32 3 1 0 R3 KO/TKO
Clay Guida 17 0 0 0
Win
Clay Guida Jan 26, 2013
26 3 0 1 R3 Decision - Split
Hatsu Hioki 41 0 1 0
Loss
Gray Maynard Jun 22, 2012
49 1 1 0 R5 Decision - Split
Clay Guida 45 0 0 1
Loss
Clay Guida Nov 12, 2011
11 2 4 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Benson Henderson 40 2 0 3
Win
Clay Guida Jun 4, 2011
19 5 0 4 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Anthony Pettis 14 0 1 2
Win
Clay Guida Jan 1, 2011
12 3 2 2 R2 Submission
Takanori Gomi 14 0 0 0
Win
Clay Guida Aug 7, 2010
19 2 0 3 R3 Submission
Rafael Dos Anjos 17 1 0 0
Win
Clay Guida Mar 21, 2010
14 2 1 6 R2 Submission
Shannon Gugerty 1 0 3 0
Loss
Kenny Florian Dec 12, 2009
22 1 1 2 R2 Submission
Clay Guida 13 0 0 0
Loss
Diego Sanchez Jun 20, 2009
68 1 3 1 R3 Decision - Split
Clay Guida 29 2 0 0
Win
Clay Guida Jan 31, 2009
49 4 1 2 R3 Decision - Split
Nate Diaz 49 0 0 0
Win
Clay Guida Sep 17, 2008
43 10 0 3 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Mac Danzig 36 1 0 0
Win
Clay Guida Apr 2, 2008
11 1 0 2 R1 KO/TKO
Samy Schiavo 4 0 0 0
Loss
Roger Huerta Dec 8, 2007
31 0 3 1 R3 Submission
Clay Guida 47 6 1 7
Win
Clay Guida Aug 25, 2007
44 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Marcus Aurelio 40 0 0 0
Loss
Tyson Griffin Jun 16, 2007
50 2 2 0 R3 Decision - Split
Clay Guida 36 4 2 4
Loss
Din Thomas Jan 25, 2007
33 0 1 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Clay Guida 33 5 0 2
Win
Clay Guida Oct 14, 2006
26 2 2 2 R2 Submission
Justin James 13 0 1 0
Win
Clay Guida
WEC 23: Hot August Fights
Aug 17, 2006
-- -- -- -- R3 Decision - Unanimous
Joe Martin -- -- -- --
Gilbert Melendez
Strikeforce - Revenge
Jun 9, 2006
98 5 0 0 R5 Decision - Split
Clay Guida 45 7 2 1
Clay Guida
Strikeforce - Shamrock vs. Gracie
Mar 10, 2006
48 11 1 4 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Josh Thomson 12 0 5 2

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
24-6-0, 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
17-2-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Takanori Gomi UFC® 125 RESOLUTION
Win
Takanori Gomi UFC® 125 RESOLUTION

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