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Kenny Florian vs. Clay Guida
Guida came out to a big reaction from the crowd. Florian was actually booed coming out.
Round 1: Loud “Guida” chants as the round started. Guida came out with his frenetic pace and floored Florian after Florian attempted a head kick. Guida got on top, but wasn’t able to do much and Florian got back to his feet. Florian has a small cut over his right eye. Guida kept pushing the pace. Florian attempted a takedown, which was stuffed by Guida. Florian was finally able to take Guida to the ground and got side control, but Guida was able to shake out of it. Florian started teeing off on Guida and cut him badly with his elbows. The fight was paused as the doctors checked on Guida’s cut. The doctor said Guida was ok, and the fight resumed. Florian landed a couple of jabs as the round ended. Close round, but Florian did more damage with his exchange at the end of the round. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Florian.
Round 2: Guida attempted a takedown early, which Florian stuffed. Guida looks like a mess with blood all over. Florian kept peppering Guida with jabs. Florian rocked Guida with a big right that floored Guida and started landing punches before securing a rear-naked choke, forcing Guida to tap.
Kenny Florian defeated Clay Guida via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:19 of Round 2.
After the fight, Florian gave Guida his props. Florian just noted that tonight was his night. He said he was trying to get better and wanted another crack at the title.