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Who won Guida vs Holtzman?
Clay Guida beat Scott Holtzman by split decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland, on Saturday 3rd December 2022 at Amway Center in Orlando.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Clay Guida.
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).
Guida vs Holtzman stats
Clay Guida stepped into the octagon with a record of 37 wins, 22 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 14 by submission.
Scott Holtzman made his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Holtzman had an advantage in power over Guida, with a 36% knock out percentage over Guida's 19%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Guida had a large advantage over Holtzman, boasting at 38% submission rate over Holtzman's 14%.
Clay Guida was the older man by 1 year, at 41 years old.
Holtzman had a height advantage of 2 inches over Guida. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
Guida was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 41 more fights, and made his debut in 2003, 8 years and 6 months earlier than Holtzman, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 79 more professional rounds, 131 to Holtzman's 52.
Guida vs Holtzman form
Clay Guida had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Claudio Puelles at UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade on 23rd April 2022 by in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Leonardo Santos at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Mark O Madsen at UFC Vegas 34 on 21st August 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Enterprise.
Before that, 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.
He had lost to Jim Miller at UFC on ESPN 5 on 3rd August 2019 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Prudential Center, Newark.
Guida's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Holtzman's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 11 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 11 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Guida vs Holtzman?
Clay Guida was a 33/20 (+170) underdog going into the contest, while Scott Holtzman made his way into the ring at 1/2 (-200) with oddsmakers.