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"The Carpenter"

Clay Guida

Lightweight Division • 36-17-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 7
    Wins by Knockout
  • 13
    Wins by Submission
  • 16
    Wins by Decision
Striking accuracy 33% 33%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
814
Sig. Strikes Attempted
2484
Grappling accuracy 37% 37%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
63
Takedowns Attempted
175
2.54
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
2.85
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
3.00
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.66
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
65
%
Sig. Str. Defense
70
%
Takedown Defense
0.28
Knockdown Ratio
11:34
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
466 (57%)
Clinch
121 (15%)
Ground
227 (28%)

Sig. Str. by target

63% 510 Head 15% 119 Body 23% 185 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
7 (19%)
DEC
16 (44%)
SUB
13 (36%)

Event Results

  • Win

    Johnson vs Guida

    Round
    3
    Time
    05:00
    Method
    DEC
  • Guida vs Green

  • Win

    Miller vs Guida

    Round
    1
    Time
    0:58
    Method
    SUB

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Round Lake, United States
Trains at
Team Alpha Male (Urijah Faber's Ultimate Fitness)
Fighting style
Freestyle
Age
39
Height
67.00
Weight
155.00
Octagon Debut
Oct. 14, 2006
Reach
70.00
Leg reach
38.00
Q & A

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 

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Clay Guida prepares to fight BJ Penn in their lightweight bout during the UFC 237 event at Jeunesse Arena on May 11, 2019 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC)
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FAIRFAX, VA - APRIL 04:   Clay Guida celebrates after defeating Robbie Peralta in their featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at the Patriot Center on April 4, 2015 in Fairfax, Virginia. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty I