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Clay Guida goes the distances with Robbie Peralta at UFC Fight Night 63

UFC Fight Night 63 took place on April 4, 2015 at the Patriot Center in  Fairfax, Virginia and aired on Fox Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Clay Guida (32-15) 4 KOs, 15 Subs & Dec 12 wins. Guida is 3-2 in his last five fights. He lost to Gray Maynard in June of 2012 b split decision, but then beat Hatsu Hioki in January of 2013 by split decision. He then lost to Chad Mendes at UFC 1864 by third round TKO. He beat Tatsuya Kawajiri in his next bout by unanimous decision in April of 2014. In his last bout prior to UFC Fight Night 63, he lost to Dennis Bermudez in July of 2014 by second round rear-naked choke.

Robbie Peralta (18-6) 13 KOs, 2 Subs & 3 DEC wins. Peralta is 3-2 in coming into this fight. He beat Jason Young by first round knockout in September of 2012, but then lost to Akira Corassani in April of 2013  by unanimous decision. He went on a two fight winning streak with wins over Esevan Payan at UFC 168 by third round TKO and a split decision victory over Rony Mariano Bezerra in May of 2014. In his last bout prior to UFC Fight Night 63, he lost to Thiago Tavares in August of 2014 by rear-naked choke.

Round 1: Both men go right at each other, landed leg kicks. Very similar early on. Peralta lands a good straight right and a leg kick. Clay shoots in for a double leg, but Peralta backed up and went to the fence. Clay with a big slam at 3:37. Peralta got his back to the fence as Clay is on top guard. Peralta back to his feet. Clay with another slam that sees Peralta fall face down. Clay gets the side of Peralta, almost on the back of Peralta.

Round 2: Clay makes his way straight to Peralta and gets a double leg takedown. Great wrestling by Clay Guida in this fight. The referee separates the two, Peralta with a good left uppercut. Clay shoots in, can’t get the takedown and Peralta has his back on the fence. Clay is busted open badly, not sure how he was, but it’s pouring. Peralta out of the clinch, they exchange until the bell sounds. Nothing major. It appears that Clay is bleeding from his left temple.

Round 3: Peralta is more aggressive this round. Starting to let his hands go, which he should have done earlier. Clay faked with a low kick to land a head kick. This popped the crowd. Clay gets a double leg takedown, but Peralta, right back to his feet. Clay picked him up and slammed Peralta down in the middle of the octagon. Clay gets on top, in half guard. Clay went for a choke, but Peralta escapes. Peralta does a great job of not letting Clay pass and get mount. Peralta sweeps and gets back to his feet. Clay gets a late round takedown.

Result: Clay Guida def. Robbie Peralta via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)






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