Rafa Garcia
Garcia
Mexico flag
Apr 15 2023
Saturday

T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Lightweight
Clay Guida
Guida
United States flag
14-3-0
UD 3

Score cards

  • 30-27
  • 30-27
  • 30-27
UD 3
38-22-0

The tape

29
Age
42
5' 7" / 170 cm
Height
5' 7" / 171 cm
68.1" / 173 cm
Reach
70.1" / 178 cm

Tape record

UDUDSUBUDUD
Form
SDSUBSUBSDUD
14
Wins
38
1
By KO
7
7
KO%
18
8
By SUB
14
57
SUB%
37
3
Loses
22
0
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
11
0
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2003
17
Bouts
60
38
Rounds
131
2 hours, 46 minutes
Fight Time
9 hours, 7 minutes

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

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UFC
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Tapology
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Rafa Garcia vs Clay Guida report

Who won Garcia vs Guida?

Rafa Garcia beat Clay Guida by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Allen, on Saturday 15th April 2023 at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City.

The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 in favor of winner Rafa Garcia.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

Garcia vs Guida stats

Rafa Garcia stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.

Clay Guida made his way to the cage with a record of 38 wins, 22 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 14 by submission.

The stats suggested Guida had an advantage in power over Garcia, with a 18% knock out percentage over Garcia's 7%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Garcia had an advantage over Guida, with a 57% submission rate over Guida's 37%.

Rafa Garcia was the younger man by 13 years, at 29 years old.

Guida had 2-inch reach advantage.

Garcia was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 43 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 11 year and 2 months later than Guida, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 99 less professional rounds, 38 to Guida's 137.

Garcia vs Guida form

Rafa Garcia had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Maheshate at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland on 17th December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Drakkar Klose at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Jesse Ronson at UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. Muhammad 2 on 16th April 2022 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had beat Natan Levy at UFC Vegas 43 on 20th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had lost to Chris Gruetzemacher at UFC Vegas 33 on 31st July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Clay Guida had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Scott Holtzman at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland on 3rd December 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Amway Center, Orlando, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Claudio Puelles at UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade on 23rd April 2022 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Leonardo Santos at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by submission in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had lost to Mark O Madsen at UFC Vegas 34 on 21st August 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Enterprise.

He had beat Michael Johnson at UFC Vegas 18 on 6th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Rafa Garcia had been fighting more than Clay Guida.

Going to this contest, Rafa Garcia had last fought 1 year and 4 months ago, while Clay Guida's last outing had been 1 year, 4 months and 14 days ago.

Garcia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

Guida's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Garcia vs Guida?

Rafa Garcia was a 9/25 (-280) favourite going into the contest, while Clay Guida made his way into the ring at 11/5 (+220) with oddsmakers.

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