Clay Guida put a stop to “Showtime” and scored a unanimous decision win over Anthony Pettis at the TUF 13 Finale in Las Vegas.

Clay Guida dropping bombs

Clay Guida dropping bombs

All three judges saw Guida winning every round of the fight, upsetting the former WEC lightweight champion in his UFC debut.

Guida came out with his typical energetic style, but received a left head kick at the one-minute mark. Guida got the fight to the ground, but Pettis defended well from his back. From here, Guida attempted ground and pound, but Pettis worked the wrists well enough so that his opponent couldn’t land effective strikes. Pettis’ guard was nearly impossible to get through and Guida only got as far as being in half-guard and landing shoulder strikes. The round ended with Guida and Pettis on the ground against the cage.

Round two had the fighters opening up with measured strikes before Guida picked up Pettis and slammed him on the ground against the fence. Guida stayed on top, but Pettis got back to his feet just before the midway point of the round. Separated, Pettis threw a nice left high-kick before he tried a spinning back-kick off the fence, which excited the crowd. Guida later got the takedown and worked in Pettis’ guard. The round ended with an exciting scramble on the ground where Guida nearly fell victim to an armbar before circling out.

The final stanza opened with Guida eating a punch. Later, Guida threw a massive overhand right before getting a strong takedown. In Pettis guard, Guida worked hard to try and get in strikes, but Pettis’ guard was really strong. He got to half-guard and used the shoulder strikes that scored him points earlier in the fight. Guida clinched his opponent from the side and against the fence, but Pettis was able to get back up. The transition let Pettis get control of Guida on the ground. He got Guida’s back, but wasn’t there for long. Guida escaped and eventually claimed Pettis’ back until the end of the fight where the energetic fighter would be announced as the victor.

After the bout, Guida made his case for being the number one contender in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.

Clay Guida catches and Anthony Pettis kick

Clay Guida catches and Anthony Pettis kick

“Anthony Pettis, that kid hits hard from the bottom,” he said. “(He) kicked me in the back of the head. I felt like I was fighting Diego (Sanchez) again.

“We showed what wrestling was all about. I want to show that I’m the number one contender. And if you guys want to see the most exciting lightweight fights in the world, put me in the ring, Joe Silva, Dana White.”

With the win, Guida gets his fourth victory in a row and makes a big statement for being in the mix for the UFC lightweight title. Pettis gets just his second loss of his career and one can only wonder what is next for him, since after this fight, he was supposed to get the next shot at the lightweight title against the Frankie Edgar-Gray Maynard winner.

Got something to say? Weigh in with a thought of your own in the comments section below.

Erik Fontanez is a staff writer for MMAWeekly.com.
Follow
@Erik_Fontanez on Twitter or e-mail Erik a question or comment.

Follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Why Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit 2 Shouldn’t Happen Next

  • 29 days ago
  • 45 views

Stop with all the damn talk about rematches, please. read news >>

Eddie Alvarez: McGregor 'deserves' lightweight title shot, but exit from featherweight 'convenient'

  • 28 days ago
  • 61 views

Eddie Alvarez and Anthony Pettis are not disturbed by Conor McGregor’s apparent jump to the front of the lightweight contender line for a championship bout with Rafael dos Anjos. But they see a poten read news >>

Eddie Alvarez on fight with Anthony Pettis: I'll dictate where the fight ends

  • 27 days ago
  • 13 views

Eddie Alvarez has split results in his first two UFC appearances. For his upcoming fight with Anthony Pettis, however, he said he’s prepared to deliver a performance indicative of his full potential. read news >>

In order to be champ again, Anthony Pettis not even thinking about title shot

  • 26 days ago
  • 43 views

With a fight against Eddie Alvarez rapidly approaching, Anthony Pettis said he’s put Rafael dos Anjos and the title out of his head.Filed under: News read news >>

Anthony Pettis vs. Eddie Alvarez: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown

  • 25 days ago
  • 10 views

No. 1-ranked lightweight contender Anthony Pettis (18-3) will make his return for the first time since losing the UFC lightweight title, and No. 4-ranked Eddie Alvarez (26-4) will be awaiting him on read news >>

Video: Watch Anthony Pettis submit Benson Henderson to capture UFC lightweight title

  • 25 days ago
  • 23 views

Watch Anthony Pettis capture the UFC lightweight championship with an armbar submission of Benson Henderson at UFC 164.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC Boston Free Fight: Anthony Pettis Takes Benson Henderson’s Arm… and His Belt

  • 25 days ago
  • 20 views

Anthony Pettis claimed his first UFC belt when he defeated Benson Henderson at UFC 164. read news >>

The Comeback: Nate Diaz lashes out, 'Cyborg' still hopes for Ronda Rousey

  • 25 days ago
  • 44 views

In a sport that never stops moving, even MMA junkies can struggle to keep up with all the latest news. If you missed any of Monday’s biggest headlines, catch up with “The Comeback.”Filed under: Bella read news >>

Wiser Pettis ready to begin climb after title loss

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 views

Anthony Pettis is a changed man after losing his championship. Now comes the task of getting back on top beginning at Fight Night Boston against Eddie Alvarez. read news >>

The Comeback: McGregor's insults, Diaz's suspension, Romero's test, Rousey's schedule

  • 24 days ago
  • 41 views

In a sport that never stops moving, even MMA junkies can struggle to keep up with all the latest news. If you missed any of Tuesday’s biggest headlines, catch up with “The Comeback.”Filed under: Feat read news >>