Fans of Anthony Pettis were hoping for a breakout performance at “The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale,” but it was Clay Guida who spoiled “Showtime’s” Octagon debut.
Pettis showed flashes of brilliance, but they weren’t enough to keep his long-haired counterpart off him.
“We watched some old tape on him and knew to look for his hands dropping, and knew when to shoot in for the takedowns,” Guida said following the win. “The gameplan worked out great against him.”
“The Carpenter’s” performance was classic Guida, as he simply outworked the Duke Roufus trained fighter to take home an easy unanimous decision victory.
Now he’ll wait and see who’ll walk away with the 155-pound title when champion Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard finally settle their trilogy. Guida isn’t necessarily calling for a title shot, but he certainly wants to ensure everyone knows his name is officially in the hat.
“There’s a lot of 155er’s in the mix right now, but I want that belt,” Guida flatly stated. “I’m right there with the rest of these guys and I’m coming after it.”
With the win, Guida now finds himself in the midst of a four-fight win streak and one step closer to competing for the UFC lightweight crown.