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UFC 117: Clay Guida Vs. Rafael Dos Anjos

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Clay Guida walks out looking as pumped up, positive and focused as ever, he slaps hands with Dos Anjos as he runs circles around the ring. The crowd continues its trend of booing the Brazilian fighters. Herb Dean is the referee for this match.

Round 1: Guida shakes his head at Dos Anjos when he offers his glove to touch. Guida lands a clean head kick but Dos Anjos takes it. Dos Anjos with a brutal inside leg kick. Guida gets the better of a nasty exchange, puts Dos Anjos on his heels but the Brazilian fires back with more solid inside leg kicks. Dos Anjos shoots for a double and Guida stuffs it, he turns it around and they fight against the fence. Dos Anjos fighting off Guida’s relentless takedown attempt but Guida is not letting go. They break and Dos Anjos lands a good knee. Dos Anjos with a solid left. Dos Anjos shoots again and is stuffed. Dos Anjos with a big uppercut to a successful takedown. Guida gets to his feet but eats a right hand for it. scores the round 10-9 for Dos Anjos.

Round 2: The second starts the same as the first with both men meeting right in the middle and trading shots. Guida working angles better but not landing much yet. The crowd loudly gets behind Guida with a rousing chant of “Let’s go Guida!” Guida stuffs a takedown attempt but is pressed against the cage. They break apart. Dos Anjos trying a variety of kicks with middling effect. Guida deftly lands a double leg takedown. Dos Anjos immediately looks for an Omoplata but Guida breaks out of it easily. The ground scramble ensues with both men staying furiously busy to prevent the other’s offensive attempts. Guida gets into half guard, he is bleeding from somewhere. Dos Anjos regains guard by going for an Omoplata again. Close round. scores the round 10-9 for Guida.

Guida lets off a trademark burp.

Round 3: Guida is pushing forward early and while he isn’t landing with much significance he has Dos Anjos tentative. Guida goes for a takedown and after a few moments against the cage lands a big double leg. Guida in half guard landing some knees to the body. Somehow, Guida forces Dos Anjos to tap. It appears to be a problem with his jaw which his corner alluded to in between rounds. Looks like Dos Anjos has a broken jaw and as Guida pressured it with his shoulder the pain forced Dos Anjos to submit.

Clay Guida defeated Rafael Dos Anjos via Submission (Tapout) at 1:51 of Round 3.

Guida apologizes for injuring Dos Anjos. A replay is shown of Guida landing a very clean and jarring right hand on Dos Anjos’ jaw, the shot that possibly caused the injury.