Chad Mendes vs. Clay Guida
Round 1: Guida bouncing and moving forward. Mendes steps in with a combination. He lands an outside leg kick. Mendes misses with a big right hand. Mendes moves forward while Guida bounces and moves on the outside. Guida works for a takedown but Mendes shakes it off and goes for a guillotine choke. Guida defends the submission attempt. Mendes looks for a takedown but Guida shakes it off. Mendes steps in with a right hand. Guida is cut near his left eye. Guida lands a knee to the body. Mendes secures a double leg takedown. He lands an elbow inside Guida’s guard. Guida controlling Mendes’ posture. He works to stand and does. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Mendes.
Round 2: Guida rushes forward. Mendes meets him with a left hand. Guida inches forward. They exchange outside leg kicks. Guida rushes in with a flurry and lands an accidental kick to Mendes’ groin. Mendes is given time to recover. The fight is restarted. They touch gloves and Mendes lands an outside leg kick. Guida works for a takedown but Mendes stuffs it and works to take Guida’s back. He lands a hard knee to the body. Guida stands but eats a knee in the process. Mendes looked to get the fight to the ground but Guida shakes off the attempt. Guida goes for a takedown but Mendes has none of it. They clinch and Guida lands a knee to the body. Mendes takes Guida down. Mendes lands a knee to the body as Guida stands. They separate. Guida moves forward. They scramble and Mendes presses Guida against the cage. He lands a knee to the body and backs away. Mendes lands a left hand. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Mendes.
Round 3: Guida rushes across the cage and lands a right hand. Mendes answers with a counter right that knocks Guida down. Guida stands and Mendes lands a hard right hand that knocks Guida down again. Mendes goes in for the kill and the referee stops the fight.
The official time of the technical knockout was 0:30 of the third round.