Lightweight staples Jim Miller and Clay Guida squared off in the co-main event at UFC Newark, with Miller coming out on top quickly.
We saw a battle of lightweight legends in the co-main event of UFC Newark on Saturday. Jim Miller has been fighting in the UFC for over a decade and has defeated some of the biggest names in the division’s history. Miller has wins over Joe Lauzon, Charles Oliveira, Takanori Gomi, and Melvin Guillard, among others. However, in his long storied career, he’s never faced Clay Guida, amazingly.
Clay Guida has been fighting in the UFC since 2006 and was one of the best lightweights in the world for a long time. Guida has wins over Anthony Pettis, Nate Diaz, Rafael Dos Anjos, and B.J. Penn. That win over Penn was Guida’s most recent.
Clay Guida jumped off to a fast start in Newark, landing a giant right hook to Jim Miller, seemingly stunning him for a second. Guida swarmed, and Miller caught him coming in with a giant left hook that nearly dropped Guida. Miller would jump on Guida with a guillotine choke and would put him out seconds later. Herb Dean didn’t know that Guida was out, and didn’t stop the fight for a few seconds, with Guida already out cold. Incredibly, Guida was the third fighter choked out at UFC Newark.
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Tied for most finishes in UFC lightweight history – 12
T-3 for most wins in UFC history – 20
T-3 for most submissions in UFC history – 9 pic.twitter.com/BdYybUw5o9
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Jim Miller has been fighting in the Octagon for over a decade and still has some of the best finishing instincts in the sport. The finish is his ninth in the promotion. Along with the most walks to the octagon, a record he keeps trading with Cowboy Cerrone, Miller is tied for third for most wins in promotion history, as well as tied for third for the most submissions in the promotion’s history. He also shares the record more most submissions at lightweight.
Jim Miller def. Clay Guida by Submission (Guillotine) in Round 1 (0:58)