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UFC 94: Nate Diaz vs Clay Guida

This was a tough match up between Nate Diaz and Clay Guida at UFC 94. I thought it was a very close fight and Guida deserved the split decision.

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From Sherdog.com:

Round 1
Guida uncorks a right hand that grazes the face of Diaz. Nathan goes to the clinch, where he lands a knee to the body. Diaz, a southpaw, fires right hook leads one after the other. Now fighting in an orthodox stance, Diaz smacks Guida with a left hand. Diaz, showing much-improved standup, lands a stiff jab. Guida shoots a single-leg and Diaz has none of it. Guida attacks the leg of Diaz with a low kick before shooting a double leg. Diaz gives up the takedown and takes the bottom position in half-guard. The crowd chants for Guida as he takes Diaz’s back with both hooks in. Diaz, standing on his feet, drops to his knees and improves his position. Guida puts Diaz in a full nelson that looks painful. Diaz escapes, but is forced to work from side control. Diaz gets to his feet and is lifted high into the air and slammed to the canvas. Guida takes Diaz’s back again. Guida lands a hard knee to the chin and a right hand after Diaz stands.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Guida
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Guida
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Guida

Round 2
The fighters clinch and a Diaz throw fails. Diaz goes back to the clinch, landing stomps to the foot and looking for a guillotine. Guida drops levels for a single, but he can’t power Diaz to the floor. Guida knees the right thigh of Diaz and moves to his back in a standing position against the fencing. Guida takes the front again and blocks a switch attempt from Diaz. The fighters scramble against the cage and Guida takes half-guard while fighting off a kimura. Guida escapes and lands a hard knee to the shoulder blade. Diaz hits a beautiful hip toss and works an offensive guard for the round’s final moments.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Guida
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-10
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Guida

Round 3
Wild punches are exchanged in the final rounds opening seconds, but nothing lands clean. Diaz connects with a body shot. And another. With his long hair swinging wild, Guida fires back and misses. Diaz goes back to his jab from a southpaw stance. Diaz clinches and pushes Guida to the cage. Diaz backs up to strike and eats a low kick before landing a right hand. Diaz is starting to peeper Guida with punches. Head and body blows find their target. Guida retreats and works for a single as Diaz seeks the advice of his corner and checks the round timer. Diaz gets another hip toss and again finds Guida on his back with hooks. Diaz stands and works for a kimura on the right arm of Diaz. Guida frees his limb and presses the younger against the fence. Guida moves to Diaz’s back, where he knees the thigh. The fight ends with both fighters scrambling in the center of the Octagon.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Diaz (29-28 Guida)
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Diaz (29-29 Draw)
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Diaz (29-28 Guida)

The judges score the contest 29-28 for Diaz and 29-28 (twice) for Guida.

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