Tonight’s UFC Vegas 34 event is co-headlined by a lightweight bout featuring veteran Clay Guida taking on Olympic Silver medalist Mark Madsen.
Guida (36-20 MMA) will enter 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’.
Meanwhile, Mark Madsen (10-0 MMA) will be putting his perfect record on the line this evening. The Danish standout has gone 2-0 thus far in his UFC career, scoring wins over Danilo Belluardo and Austin Hubbard.
Round one of the UFC Vegas 34 co-main event begins and as expected Clay Guida comes out quickly. He fires off a combination and then a low kick. Mark Madsen returns fire with one of his own. Another jab from Madsen. He clinches up but Guida quickly breaks free. Uppercut from Guida. Madsen pressuring and lands a jab. A left hook from Guida, he land a right hook that drops Madsen for a second. Madsen clinches to land knees. Clay Guida breaks free and throws a left hook. He shoots in for a takedown and then settles for a low kick on the break. Mark Madsen forces the clinch and lands a set of knees. The horn sounds to end round one.
Round two of the UFC Vegas 34 co-headliner begins and Madsen charges forward. He lands a hook and then a couple of knees from the clinch. Clay Guida breaks free and lands a hard low kick. Good punches from both men now. Guida with a hook. ‘The Carpenter’ is landing some solid shots here in round two. A jab and then a shot from Madsen. The horn sounds to end round two.
Round three of the UFC Vegas 34 co-main event begins and Mark Madsen gets to work early with his jab. Quick hook exchange. Madsen still pressuring. Guida with a low kick. Jab from Guida. Guida with a left and a low kick. Madsen returns it. Short rights from Guida. A clinch knee lands for Madsen. Another low kick from Guida. Madsen returns fire. Some heavy low kicks now from Clay Guida. The horn sounds to end a thrilling back and forth affair.
And they go the distance ⚡️ How'd you score it?
— UFC (@ufc) August 22, 2021
Official UFC Vegas 34 Result: Mark Madsen def. Clay Guida by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
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