Charles Oliveira made history on Saturday at UFC 225, scoring a submission win over Clay Guida to etch his name in the record books.
How do you know a card is stacked? When fan favorite Clay Guida is meeting Brazil’s Charles Oliveira, and it’s the second fight in on the UFC Fight Pass Prelims. That was the case at UFC 225 on Saturday, which went down at the United Center in Chicago, IL. Guida entered the night on a two fight win streak, over Joe Lauzon and Erik Koch. Oliveira, meanwhile, most recently suffered a defeat at the hands (or more accurately elbows) of Paul Felder.
Coming out, the crowd was firmly behind Guida, an Illinois native and therefore local hero. Guida, of course, went to work immediately with that awkward, herky-jerky style which makes ‘The Carpenter’ seem so much like a harrier version of Frankie Edgar. Oliveira was happy to exchange and throw leg kicks; before long he’d opened up a nasty cut on Guida with a left jab. And when Guida opted to shoot for the takedown moments later, it set up the end of the fight. Oliveira chose to defend with the guillotine, and almost immediately had Guida trapped. Guida held on as long as he could, but the tap came soon enough.
Incredibly, Charles Oliveira tied Royce Gracie with ten submission wins thanks to the choke, an impressive feat for the Brazilian.
Charles Oliveira def. Clay Guida by submission (guillotine choke), Round 1, 2:18