Clay Guida vs. Benson Henderson
Round 1: Guida bounces on the outside. An outside leg kick lands by Guida. Guida lands a right hand. Benson lands a right hand that knocks Guida down. Guida bounces back to his feet and they exchange and Guida gets knocked down again. Henderson lands short punches as Guida gets back to his feet. Guida goes for a single leg takedown. Henderson lands short punches as Guida gets him down. Henderson immediately gets back to his feet. Henderson presses Guida against the cage. Henderson lands knees to the body. They separate. Henderson lands an outside leg kick. Guida goes for a flying knee. Guida lands a right hand that drops Henderson. Guida goes for a choke but doesnt’ have it. Henderson looking for a single leg takedown. Guida gets up but eats a knee and a kick. Great round. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Benson Henderson.
Round 2: Guida goes for a takedown. Henderson lands a right hand. Guida secures a takedown. Henderson gets top position. They get up and Henderson lands a right hand and takes Guida down. Henderson lands right hands to the body and head as Guida tries to stand. Guida gets up and Henderson immediately ducks under for a takedown. Guida lands a knee inside the clinch. They exchange knees to the body. Henderson drops for a single leg. Guida catches a knee and takes Henderson down. Henderson stands as Guida tries to take his back. They’re tied up against teh fence. Guida lands knees to the legs of Henderson. Henderson spins him and presses him against the cage. They separate. Guida misses with a spinning back fist. Henderson clinches and Guida slaps on a guillotine and pulls guard. Henderson gets out of it and takes Guida’s back. Henderson works to secure a rear naked choke. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Henderson.
Round 3: Henderson misses with a head kick to start the final round. Guida moves in with a leg kick and they exchange, both landing right hands. Henderson misses with an axe kick. Guida presses forward. Guida lands a knee to the body and Henderson clinches him and drives him to the cage. Guida rushes for a takedown, pushing Henderson across the Octagon but Henderson defends it. Henderson has Guida pressed against the fence. Henderson lands a knee. Guida gets some space and fires off a head kick. Henderson ducks under and gets the takedown and lands in side control. Guida scrambles to his knees. Henderson takes his back and locks on a body triangle. Guida scrambles out and goes for a flying knee and takes Henderson down. Guida applies a guillotine choke. There’s 30 seconds left in the round. Guida goes for another guillotine choke. Henderson rolls out. Big scramble ensues. Henderson lands punches, at least one to the back of the head. MMAWeeky scores the round 10-9 for Guida.
The judges score the fight 29-28, 30-27, 30-27 for Benson Henderson by unanimous decision.