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Claudio Puelles believes Clay Guida will be in "for a rough night" at UFC Vegas 52, wants top-15 opponent next

Cole Shelton - April 21, 2022

Claudio Puelles was surprised when he got the call to fight Clay Guida. Puelles is on a four-fight win streak and is 4-1 in the UFC and after his last win, which came by stoppage, he wasn’t sure what would be next for him. He thought he might get a top-15 opponent, but what he thought was more likely was for him to face another prospect where the winner would then get a top-15 opponent.

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Leonardo Santos

Leonardo Santos issues statement following submission loss to Clay Guida

Christopher Taylor - December 5, 2021

Former TUF Brazil 2 winner Leonardo Santos has issued a statement after suffering the first submission loss of his MMA career to Clay Guida. The lightweight veterans, Santos (18-5-1 MMA) and Guida (37-18 MMA), collided on the main card of last night’s UFC Vegas 44 event.

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Jose Aldo

UFC Vegas 44 Bonus Report: Clay Guida among six fighters to take home a bonus

Chris Taylor - December 4, 2021

The Octagon remained in Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 44 event, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by Jose Aldo vs. Rob Font. The highly anticipated bantamweight main event proved to be a thrilling five round war. Rob Font was seemingly able to get off the better volume of punches throughout the fight, but it was the powerful kicks and right hands of ‘The King of Rio’ that proved to be the difference. Jose Aldo was able to drop the American on multiple occasions during the contest, cruising to a unanimous decision win. It was a vintage performance from Aldo and following the fight he called out former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw.

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Mark Madsen

Pros react after Mark Madsen defeats Clay Guida at UFC Vegas 34

Chris Taylor - August 21, 2021

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 34 event was co-headlined by a lightweight bout featuring veteran Clay Guida taking on former Olympian Mark Madsen. Guida (36-21 MMA) entered tonight’s contest looking to build off his recent unanimous decision victory over Michael Johnson from back in February. That win had snapped a two-fight losing skid for ‘The Carpenter’, as he had previously suffered setbacks to Bobby Green and Jim Miller respectively.

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Jim Miller

Jim Miller returns at UFC 258, takes on fellow veteran Bobby Green

Adam Martin - February 2, 2021

A lightweight bout between veterans Jim Miller and Bobby Green is the latest addition to the upcoming UFC 258 pay-per-view card. was the first to report that UFC 258 will receive the Miller vs. Green bout. The card takes place on February 13 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is headlined by UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns. The co-main event was originally a middleweight rematch between Uriah Hall and Chris Weidman, and after that fight fell apart, the promotion scrambled to get a new addition added to the card, and the Miller vs. Green bout was the fight added.

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Michael Johnson

Clay Guida announces Super Bowl weekend UFC fight against Michael Johnson

Adam Martin - November 29, 2020

Veteran UFC lightweight Clay Guida has announced that he will be competing on Super Bowl weekend in a fight against Michael Johnson. Guida took to his Instagram to make the announcement that he will be taking on Johnson in a fight that could very well see both men fighting for their spots on the UFC roster. Although Guida and Johnson have been mainstays in the Octagon for the past decade and more, they have both struggled as of late. This is a huge fight for both men as they will look to avoid being released and keep their spot on the roster.

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Nate Diaz

Clay Guida calls out Nate Diaz: "I beat his ass once, I'll beat his ass again"

Cole Shelton - June 18, 2020

Clay Guida is looking to run things back with Nate Diaz. Guida and Diaz first met back in January of 2009 at UFC 94 where Guida won by split decision. It was a back-and-forth fight in what was Diaz’s first UFC loss, but it earned both men Fight of the Night honors.

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Jim Miller details what surprised him about Clay Guida fight

Cole Shelton - August 12, 2019

Jim Miller and Clay Guida met in the co-main event of UFC Newark in a battle of two lightweight veterans. Miller picked up the win in Newark, setting up a submission by rocking his foe on the feet. That being said, he too found himself on wobbly legs after Guida landed on him right before the fight ended.


Clay Guida not buying Chad Mendes' retirement

Drake Riggs - May 9, 2019

Opponents turned training partners at Team Alpha Male, Clay Guida and Chad Mendes have gotten to know each other quite well over the years. Trading punches and kicks at UFC 164 in 2013 wasn’t enough as eventually, Guida would make his way to Mendes’ longtime gym where the two would begin working together on a regular basis. They even go out and catch some fish together from time to time.


UFC 237 | Clay Guida praises BJ Penn ahead of fight, 'He paved the way'

Drake Riggs - March 20, 2019

In hindsight, it’s pretty amazing to think that BJ Penn and Clay Guida have never crossed paths in battle before. Both men are seasoned veterans and staples of the lightweight division’s history. With a combined 52 UFC fights between the two. With 26 UFC fights each, there is no shortage of incredible memories both have left fans with over the years.

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BJ Penn returns at UFC 237

Tom Taylor - March 6, 2019

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn will return to the cage at UFC 237 on May 11 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he will take on a fellow veteran in Clay Guida. This bout was first reported by Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting. Penn confirmed this news with his website,

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Nate Diaz

UFC veteran Clay Guida drops his assault case agaisnt Nate Diaz

Chris Taylor - August 25, 2018

UFC staple Clay Guida (34-18 MMA) has decided to drop his assault case against former lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz (19-11 MMA). MMAJunkie reported the news yesterday after speaking with Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Shaun Hampton.

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UFC 225 Results: Charles Oliveira submits Clay Guida (VIDEO)

Chris Taylor - June 9, 2018

A lightweight bout between veterans Clay Guida and Charles Oliveira took place during tonight’s UFC 225 Fight Pass prelims from Chicago. Clay Guida entered tonight’s contest with a 34-17 record while his opponent Charles Oliveira sported a record of 22-8 overall.

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Clay Guida

Clay Guida wasn't surprised by 'coward' Bobby Green dropping out of their fight

Drake Riggs - June 5, 2018

The UFC is returning to Chicago, Illinois. One of the hometown fighters fighting on the UFC 225 card is none other than ‘The Carpenter’ Clay Guida. Guida was originally supposed to be taking on Bobby ‘King’ Green in his first fight in Chicago since 2013.

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Nate Diaz

Nate Diaz under investigation after altercation with Clay Guida at Combate Americas event

Drake Riggs - May 15, 2018

Last Friday night things got a little bit wild in the audience of the Combate 20 event. As seems to generally be the case when Nate Diaz shows up attending MMA fights in the crowd… Infamously known for two brawls prior to this one, Diaz and his brother Nick were banned from World Series of Fighting events for life after a scuffle with Khabib Nurmagomedov and company a few years back. Going even further back, there was the Nashville brawl in Strikeforce after the Diaz’ teammate, Jake Shields retained his middleweight title by beating Dan Henderson.

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Nate Diaz

VIDEO | Nate Diaz gets into altercation with Clay Guida at Combate Americas event

Drake Riggs - May 12, 2018

Is it possible for Nate Diaz to be a spectator at a non-UFC event without getting into some sort of altercation? So far, it just doesn’t seem like it.

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Edson Barboza

Clay Guida Sets Sights on 'Edwin' Barboza: "Put down the needle, pick up the pen"

Drake Riggs - February 1, 2018

From the sounds of it, “The Carpenter” Clay Guida knows exactly who he wants to fight for his next time out. And it’s one the lightweight division’s very best.

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Joe Lauzon

UFC Norfolk Results: Clay Guida TKO's Joe Lauzon in Round 1 (VIDEO)

Chris Taylor - November 11, 2017

A lightweight scrap between veterans Clay Guida and Joe Lauzon kicked off tonight’s UFC Fight Night main card in Norfolk, Virginia. Round one begins and Guida is bouncing around early. He lands a low kick as Lauzon misses with a jab. Guida comes forward with a combination that hurts Lauzon. Joe is staggered. Another shot from Guida drops Lauzon. “The Carpenter” pounces on Joe Lauzon with punches and hammer fists from top position. Joe is in all sorts of trouble and Clay is relentless with this ground and pound. The referee is forced to step in and call an end to the contest.

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