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"The Carpenter"

Clay Guida

Lightweight Division

37-19-0 (W-L-D)

7

Wins by Knockout

14

Wins by Submission

Clay Guida

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Learn more about Clay Guida's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Round Lake, United States
Trains at
Team Alpha Male
Fighting style
Freestyle
Age
40
Height
67.00
Weight
154.00
Octagon Debut
Oct. 14, 2006
Reach
70.00
Leg reach
38.00
  • Has won five of his last 10
     
  • Inducted into UFC Hall of Fame’s Fight Wing in 2019 for fight with Diego Sanchez
     
  • 11th fight back at lightweight (5-5) after 3-4 run at featherweight
     
  • 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.
     
  • 14 wins by submission (guillotine, 3 arm triangle, 6 RNC, 2 ankle lock, guillotine, 1 undisclosed submission), seven by KO
     
  • One of the UFC’s most popular fighters

UFC Fight Night (4/23/22) Guida was submitted by Claudio Puelles via kneebar at 3:01 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (12/4/21) Guida submitted Leonardo Santos via rear naked choke at 1:21 of the second round

UFC on ESPN (8/21/21) Guida lost a three round split decision to Mark O. Madsen

UFC Fight Night (2/6/21) Guida won a three round unanimous decision over Michael Johnson

UFC on ESPN (6/20/20) Guida lost a three round unanimous decision to Bobby Green

UFC on ESPN (8/3/19) Guida was submitted by Jim Miller via guillotine choke at :58 of the first round

UFC 237 (5/11/19) Guida won a three round unanimous decision over BJ Penn

UFC 225 (6/9/18) Guida was submitted by Charles Oliveira via guillotine choke at 2:28 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (11/11/17) Guida stopped Joe Lauzon via strikes at 1:07 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (6/25/17) Guida won a three round unanimous decision over Erik Koch

UFC 199 (6/4/16) Guida was knocked out by Brian Ortega at 4:40 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (11/7/15) Guida was submitted by Thiago Tavares via guillotine choke at :39 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (4/4/15) Guida won a three round unanimous decision over Robbie Peralta

UFC on FOX (7/26/14) Guida was submitted by Dennis Bermudez via rear naked choke at 2:57 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (4/11/14) Guida won a three round unanimous decision over Tatsuya Kawajiri

UFC 164 (8/31/13) Guida was stopped by Chad Mendes via strikes at :30 of the third round

UFC on FOX (1/26/13) Guida won a three round split decision over Hatsu Hioki

UFC on FX (6/22/12) Guida lost a five round split decision to Gray Maynard

UFC on FOX (11/12/11) Guida lost a three round unanimous decision to Benson Henderson

TUF 13 Finale (6/4/11) Guida won a three round unanimous decision over Anthony Pettis

UFC 125 (1/1/11) Guida submitted Takanori Gomi via guillotine choke at 4:27 of the second round.

UFC 117 (8/7/10) Guida submitted Rafael dos Anjos due to injury at 1:51 of the third round.

UFC on VERSUS (3/21/10) Guida submitted Shannon Gugerty via arm triangle choke at 3:40 of the second round.

UFC 107 (12/12/09) Guida was submitted via rear naked choke by Kenny Florian at 2:19 of the second round.

TUF9 Finale (6/20/09) Guida lost a three round split decision to Diego Sanchez

UFC 94 (1/31/09) Guida scored a three round split decision over Nate Diaz.

UFC Fight Night (9/17/08) Guida scored a three round unanimous decision win over Mac Danzig.

UFC Fight Night (4/2/08) Guida stopped Samy Schiavo via strikes at 4:15 of the first round.

TUF 6 Finale (12/8/07) Guida was submitted via rear naked choke at 31 seconds of the third round by Roger Huerta in one of the best fights of 2007.

UFC 74 (8/25/07) Guida scored a three round split decision over Marcus Aurelio

UFC 72 (6/16/07) Guida lost a close three round split decision to Tyson Griffin.

UFC Fight Night (1/25/07) Guida lost a three round unanimous decision to Din Thomas.

UFC 64 (10/14/06) Clay submitted Justin James at 4:42 of the second round.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started in 2003 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? UFC Hall of Famer, 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