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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-31-2013, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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Round 1 - Guida bouncing early, looking to move and strike. Mendes patient to start, staying at distance. He rushes with a flurry that misses then kicks the leg shortly after. Mendes looking to land a big right hand, as Guida focuses on not giving him a stationary target. Guida in on a takedown, but Mendes sprawls and tries to lock in a guillotine. Guida alertly rolls with it and gets free. Guida just missed a high kick that only partially lands. Guida's left eye is banged up a bit, and Mendes defends another takedown. Stiff jab for Mendes, who's avoiding Guida's wild punches. Mendes presses on for a takedown. Guida tries to roll through it but can't and has to settle for guard. Mendes scores with an elbow. Guida gets to his knees, and Mendes tries again for the choke. Won't get it, but he takes the round on the card, 10-9.

Round 2 - Guida starts quickly, and the fighters trade low kicks. Guida reaching with punches but can't quite find the target. Guida walking forward. He's the busier fighter, and he launches a kick that catches Mendes in the cup. Referee Yves Lavigne is a little slow to get in to stop the fight, but Guida pulls back, knowing he was low. Fast start when they resume. Guida shoots in again, but Mendes sprawls and moves to the back. Mendes drives in knees to the body. Guida eventually works free and gets back to his feet. Mendes misses on a takedown. Guida tries his own again, but Mendes sprawls out and lands a punch in the clinch. Guida tries again for the takedown, but Mendes is too strong. Mendes mvoes to north-south, and he's trying to wrench the right arm. Guida defends well, and Mendes eventually backs away. Mendes scrambles for anothe takedown in the final minute. Guida quickly to his feet. Guida's not slowing down, but Mendes is the sharper fighter. Round ends, and gives it to Mendes, 10-9.

Round 3 - Mendes scores early wit a straight that sends Guida to the canvas. Guida crawls up, but Mendes is all over him. Big punches inside, and they land flush. Lavigne gives him time, but Guida is done. Big finish for Mendes.

Result: Chad Mendes def. Clay Guida TKO (punches) - Round 3, 0:30

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