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UFC on FX 4: Maynard vs. Guida Play-by-Play

MMAFrenzy’s coverage of UFC on FX 4 continues with our play-by-play of tonight’s main event. Be sure to stay tuned to MMAFrenzy as we break down the five-round affair between Clay Guida and Gray Maynard. For full results of tonight’s card,  click here.

Clay Guida vs. Gray Maynard

Round 1 – Fight is underway. Both fighters looking to feel each other out early. Maynard looking to time Guida. Big combo from Maynard misses. Maynard’s nose is cut but it was due to a glove edge and not a straight shot. Kick by Guida misses. Maynard is throwing good and powerful shots but Guida’s unorthodox movement is throwing him off. Guida misses a front kick. Nice jab by Guida sneaks through. Neither fight looking for a takedown early. Uppercut by Maynard. Jab by Guida lands. Maynard misses the front end of a combo but tags Guida at the end. A lot of smoke but little fire to start the fight. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-10.

Round 2 – Guida catches Maynard with an inadvertent eye poke but it’s a short break. Maynard is in a lower stance this round. Nice counter by Guida slips through. Nice strike by Maynard. Maynard throwing kicks now and barely misses a huge right. Nice headkick by Guida that’s partially blocked by Maynard. Maynard is cutting the cage more this round. Nice kick by Guida to the face of Maynard. Still not a lot of substance in that round as Guida mostly evaded. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Guida thanks to the late kick (20-19).

Round 3 – Beautiful right by Maynard to start the round. Maynard back to chasing as Guida is out-pacing Maynard. Nice jab by Guida. Maynard goes for a double but Guida utilizes perfect hand positioning to stop the sprawl. Maynard is losing his patience here. Nice jab by Guida. Maynard is flailing with bombs that Guida easily avoids. The tempo of Guida is really frustrating Maynard. Nice jab by Maynard. Guida with a bad shot and Maynard is gone before he gets there. Maynard with a shot that’s blocked but lands a huge knee. Not a lot of substance still. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Maynard but he’s clearly frustrated (29-29).

Round 4 – Ton of missed shots by both earlier. Maynard with another shot that Guida avoids and Maynard with a nice knee from the thai clinch. More missed shots by both fighters, nice right by Maynard. Maynard is getting tired of chasing Guida. The percentage of strikes landed in this fight may be in the teens… Nice hook by Maynard. Big uppercut disrupts Guida’s movement. Big shot by Guida glances off. Maynard with a shot that’s blocked and he tees off on Guida. Maynard eats a trio of shots from Guida and smiles. He blocks Guida’s shot and goes for a deep guillotine but Guida powers out and Guida finishes on top. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Maynard (39-38).

Round 5 – Maynard with a right hook. Jumping knee by Maynard glances off. Big kick by Guida stuns Maynard. Maynard with a nasty answer but Guida evades. Uppercut by Guida is partially blocked. Half point of the 5th round. Guida isn’t fighting like it’s the last round. More chasing by Maynard. Guida is warned by Dan Miraglotta. Big right by Maynard. Maynard looks for a single with 1:30 left. Maynard chases the ankle and grabs a body clinch on Guida. Knees by Maynard. Guida is up and Maynard fires some knees that miss. Nice hook lands as the round ends. Maynard refuses to shake Guida’s hand and is cursing as the fight ends. MMAFrenzy scores the round, and the fight, for Maynard 10-9 (49-47).

Gray Maynard def. Clay Guida via Split Decision (48-47,47-48,48-47)


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