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UFC Vegas 3: Bobby Green gets decision over Clay Guida

Bobby Green’s takedown defense was too much for Clay Guida at UFC Vegas 3.

Bobby Green defeated Clay Guida via unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27) at UFC Vegas 3 on June 20, 2020, live from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV.

Here’s how the fight played out.

Clay Guida vs. Bobby Green round 1

Guida comes forward right away as the two feel each other out. Low kick from Guida. Right hand missed by Green. Left kick by Green. Guida blocks a left. Green briefly gets in and clinches. Guida dives in but can’t get the takedown. It’s a clinch battle against the cage, but Guida with a throw! Green gets to his feet in a clinch with Guida on his back. Green bursts out and lands a weak elbow. Another clinch. Green with the knee. Green goes for the guillotine but doesn’t lock it in, just preventing the takedown. Back to the feet. Green goes to the body. Front kick blocked by Guida. Right hand by Guida. High kick by Green is blocked. Low kick by Green. Green misses an uppercut and Guida gets inside. Left-hand misses for Green. Hard low kick by Guida. A couple of rights land for Guida. Body shot by Green. Left to the body by Green. Right hand by Guida. The two exchange. Low kick by Green. Guida misses a big overhand right but he presses forward with a flurry and clinches Green up against the cage again. Guida takes Green down and tries to get Green’s back. Green gets back to his feet, but Guida’s still on his legs. Some elbows from Green. Referee asking for work. Guida gets Green back down but Green lands a couple of elbows before the horn. Close round could go to either guy.

FanSided scores the round 10-9 Guida

Clay Guida vs. Bobby Green round 2

Guida works the jab to start the round. Left-hand misses for Green, Guida lands a low kick. Green comes forward and lands a knee, trying to clinch. Guida gets away. Guida gets inside. Big shot lands for Guida! Big shot lands for Green! It’s a fight! Guida comes forward for another clinch or takedown, but Green shakes him off. Guida misses a right and Green charges him forward. Knee by Green! And again! Left hand by Green. Left-hand misses for Green but he clinches and lands some more powerful knees! Guida counters a Green punch with another clinch against the wall. Green throws some more elbows. Green displaying some solid takedown defense and gets the fight back to the feet. Green comes forward. The two trade in the center. Low kick by Guida, left hand by Green. Left hand by Green. Guida comes forward again, but Green wraps his arm around the neck and brings Guida down. Back to the feet. A couple of lefts from Green. Overhand right misses for Green. Left uppercut only partially lands for Green. Low kick for Green is blocked. Low kick again, followed by a one-two. Low kick by Guida. Left misses for Green. Guida misses a big head kick. Guida blocks a flying knee. Guida comes forward with a small flurry and gets a takedown, rolling to get to Green’s back, but the horn sounds.

FanSided scores the round 10-9 Green, 19-19 overall

Clay Guida vs. Bobby Green round 3

Left hand by Green is blocked. Left hand now lands. A couple of low kicks from Green. Right counterpunch by Guida. Both miss overhands, Low kick by Guida. Both land inside. Guida comes inside and manages to get a takedown. Green gets to his knees and is defending. Guida struggling to keep Green down against the cage. Green rolls through and nearly gets to Guida on the ground, but Guida gets up. Low kick by Guida. Both land to the body. Guida goes in but can’t get much. Right hand and a front kick by Green. Another Green front kick, and Guida answers with another takedown. Green gets back to his feet. Guida gets Green down again, but Green’s going for Guida’s legs. Green now on top! A couple of body shots by Green. Back to the feet and Green brings Guida back down with the guillotine defense. Some more body shots by Green. Guida gets Green back up and against the fence. Clinch fest against the cage. They separate with about 30 seconds left. Left hand by Green. Guida moving forward with pressure. Green stuffs the takedown. Green gets Guida in an awkward position and lands a few body shots before the horn.

FanSided scores the round 10-9 Green, 29-28 Green overall

Guida and Green entered tonight having a bit of history between them. In 2018, after Green pulled out of their scheduled UFC 225 bout, Guida said Green was not a true warrior. The two had an intense staredown at the UFC Vegas 3 weigh-ins.

A UFC veteran of nearly 15 years, Guida entered tonight having won three of the five bouts he’s had since returning to lightweight in 2017. Last year saw Guida score a decision win over BJ Penn at UFC 237 before being submitted by Jim Miller in less than a minute at UFC Newark in August.

Coming over to the UFC from Strikeforce in 2013, Green won his first four bouts in the Octagon but then suffered three straight losses, including defeats at the hands of Edson Barboza and Dustin Poirier, before battling Lando Vannata to a draw in the UFC 216 Fight of the Night. After a decision win over Erik Koch, Green entered tonight off back-to-back decision losses to Drakkar Klose and Francisco Trinaldo.

UFC Vegas 3 took place on Saturday, June 20, 2020, live from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.