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"The Carpenter"

31-15-0

Clay Guida

Clay "The Carpenter" Guida

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  • Given Name: Clayton Charles Guida
  • Professional MMA Record: 31-15-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Carpenter
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 32 | Date of Birth: 1981.12.08
  • Last Fight: July 26, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs
  • Gym/Affiliation: Jackson's MMA
  • Height: 5'7" (171cm) | Reach: 70.0" (178cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $856,000 USD
  • Born: Round Lake, Illinois, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site
  • Head Coach: Greg Jackson
  • Other Coaches: N/A

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Since making his professional MMA debut in 2003, Clay Guida has kept up an exceedingly busy fight schedule, often competing more than five times per year and boasting a professional record of close to forty fights. While he found early success with his wrestling and submission ability, which propelled him to wins over Bart Palaszewski and Josh Thomson, whom he took the Strikeforce Lightweight Championship from, Guida has evolved into a well rounded lightweight since debuting for the UFC in 2006. During his stay with the UFC, Guida has defeated some of the best lightweights in the world, including Marcus Aurelio, Mac Danzig, and Nate Diaz, and he has won more Fight of the Night and Submission of the Night honors than most fighters will ever be involved with.


Although he has come up short against some of the top fighters in his division—such as Kenny Florian, Diego Sanchez, Tyson Griffin, and Roger Huerta—Guida remains a mainstay near the top of the UFC lightweight division due almost exclusively to his sheer aggression, endless gas tank, and grappling prowess. It is safe to say most fighters do not look forward to a fight with Clay Guida. The classic image of Guida is in the midst of frenzied combat, biting down on his mouthpiece, his trademark tangle of hair soaked with sweat and hanging in his eyes while he works for another win with relentless wrestling and Ground-and-Pound. Guida utilizes his suffocating top game to both frustrate and wear out his opponents before attempting to grind out a decision or search for a submission late in the fight. Above all, it is clear from watching Clay Guida that he simply loves to fight.

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Clay Guida Featherweight Ranking History

Clay Guida MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:57 Round 2 of 3, 7:57 Total
Dennis Bermudez
Ref: John McCarthy
UFC on FOX 12: Lawler vs. Brown
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs
2014.07.26
Odds: +160 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Base | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs
Walkout Music: Pepper - Stand and Fall
UFC on FOX 12 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Tatsuya Kawajiri
Ref: Marc Goddard
UFC Fight Night 39: Nogueira vs. Nelson
Co-Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs
2014.04.11
Odds: -140 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs
#29 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2014
UFC Fight Night 39 Fight of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:30 Round 3 of 3, 10:30 Total
Chad Mendes
Ref: Yves Lavigne
UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis 2
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs
2013.08.31
Odds: +400 Heavy Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $44,000 Base | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs
Walkout Music: Black Sabbath - War Pigs
#35 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2013
UFC 164 Knockout of the Night
Cancelled Bout Chad Mendes UFC on FOX 7 2013.04.20
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Hatsu Hioki
Ref: Robert Madrigal
UFC on FOX 6: Johnson vs. Dodson
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs
2013.01.26
Odds: -250 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Split
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total
Gray Maynard
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC on FX 4: Guida vs. Maynard
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2012.06.22
Odds: +200 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Benson Henderson
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC on FOX 1: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2011.11.12
Odds: +235 Moderate Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $105,000 ($40K Base, $65K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
#57 Greatest Fight of All Time
#23 Greatest Lightweight MMA Fight of All Time
#12 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2011
UFC on FOX 1 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Anthony Pettis
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti
The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2011.06.04
Odds: +200 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $74,000 ($37K Base, $37K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
4:27 Round 2 of 3, 9:27 Total
Takanori Gomi
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
UFC 125: Resolution
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2011.01.01
Odds: -145 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $122,000 ($31K Base, $31K Bonus, $60K Sub/Night) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
#23 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2011
#8 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2011
UFC 125 Submission of the Night
Win | Submission | Injury
1:51 Round 3 of 3, 11:51 Total
Rafael dos Anjos
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC 117: Silva vs Sonnen
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2010.08.07
Odds: +110 Near Even | Disclosed Pay: $56,000 ($28K Base, $28K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
3:40 Round 2 of 3, 8:40 Total
Shannon Gugerty
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC on Versus 1: Vera vs Jones
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2010.03.21
Odds: -400 Heavy Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $100,000 ($25K Base, $25K Bonus, $50K Sub/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
UFC on Versus 1 Submission of the Night
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:19 Round 2 of 3, 7:19 Total
Kenny Florian
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2009.12.12
Odds: +172 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Diego Sanchez
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2009.06.20
Odds: +260 Moderate Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $48,000 ($23K Base, $25K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
#7 Greatest Fight of All Time
#1 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2009
#3 Greatest Lightweight MMA Fight of All Time
The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Nate Diaz
Ref: Yves Lavigne
UFC 94: St-Pierre vs. Penn 2
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2009.01.31
Odds: +106 Near Even | Disclosed Pay: $105,000 ($20K Base, $20K Bonus, $65K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
UFC 94 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Mac Danzig
Ref: Yves Lavigne
UFC Fight Night 15: Diaz vs. Neer
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2008.09.17
Odds: -135 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $26,000 ($13K Base, $13K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:15 Round 1 of 3
Samy Schiavo
Ref: Tim Mills
UFC Fight Night 13: Florian vs. Lauzon
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2008.04.02
Odds: -675 Huge Favorite | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Loss | Submission | Choke
0:31 Round 3 of 3, 10:31 Total
Roger Huerta
Ref: John McCarthy
The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2007.12.08
Odds: -129 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $11,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
#33 Greatest Fight of All Time
#65 Greatest Submission of All Time
#8 Greatest Lightweight MMA Fight of All Time
#29 Greatest Comeback of All Time
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Marcus Aurelio
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti
UFC 74: Respect
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2007.08.25
Odds: -125 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $14,000 ($7K Base, $7K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Tyson Griffin
Ref: John McCarthy
UFC 72: Victory
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2007.06.16
Odds: +180 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
#11 Greatest Lightweight MMA Fight of All Time
UFC 72 Fight of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Din Thomas
Ref: John McCarthy
UFC Fight Night 8: Evans vs Salmon
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2007.01.25
Odds: -120 Near Even | Disclosed Pay: $5,000 Base | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
4:42 Round 2 of 3, 9:42 Total
Justin James
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti
UFC 64: Unstoppable
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2006.10.14
Odds: -260 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $6,000 ($3K Base, $3K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Joe Martin
WEC 23: Hot August Fights
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2006.08.17
Loss | Submission | Armlock Yusuke Endo Shooto 2006.07.21
Loss | Decision | Split
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total
Gilbert Melendez
Strikeforce: Revenge
Main Card | Title Defense | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2006.06.09
Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total
Josh Thomson
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Gracie
Main Card | Vacant Title | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2006.03.10
Loss | Submission | Choke Tristan Yunker King of the Cage 2006.02.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous Joe Jordan Xtreme Fighting Organization 2005.12.10
Win | KO/TKO | Injury Jeff Carstens Indiana Regional 2005.11.19
Win | Submission | Choke Dave Cochran King of the Cage 2005.09.17
Win | Submission | Choke John Strawn Xtreme Fighting Organization 2005.08.27
Win | Submission | Choke Jay Estrada Illinois Regional 2005.08.13
Win | Decision | Unanimous Bart Palaszewski Xtreme Fighting Organization 2005.06.25
Win | Submission | Choke Alonzo Martinez Xtreme Kage Kombat 2005.05.20
Win | Decision | Unanimous Chris Mickle Xtreme Kage Kombat 2005.05.20
Win | Submission | Punches Alex Carter Illinois Regional 2005.05.14
Win | Submission | Choke Brandon Adamson Xtreme Fighting Organization 2005.03.19
Win | Submission | Leglock Bill Guardiola Illinois Regional 2005.02.05
Win | KO/TKO | Knee Dennis Davis Mexico Regional 2004.12.18
Win | Submission | Choke Vito Woods Xtreme Fighting Organization 2004.12.03
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Randy Hauer Extreme Challenge 2004.11.12
Win | Submission | Leglock Bill Guardiola Illinois Regional 2004.10.23
Loss | Submission | Armlock Gabe Lemley Xtreme Fighting Organization 2004.06.26
Win | Submission | Choke Jed Deno Ultimate Combat Sports 2004.05.01
Win Shawn Nolan Xtreme Kage Kombat 2004.04.03
Loss Dan Duke Xtreme Kage Kombat 2004.04.03
Win | Submission | Choke Adam Bass Xtreme Fighting Organization 2004.03.14
Loss | Submission | Choke Adam Copenhaver Illinois Regional 2003.07.26

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