And 'Money' keeps on rolling!
Last night (August 31, 2013) at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Chad Mendes met Clay Guida on the UFC 163 pay-per-view (PPV) portion of the card. This Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight match up featured a more aggressive Guida trying to constantly find a takedown against the more accomplished wrestler.
He never was able to get the fight to the mat.
Instead, Mendes was able to dominate the fight both at range and on the mat, whenever he decided to shoot for a takedown. He worked combinations and was able to flawlessly transition into various takedowns. It was his strikes that were his most dangerous weapon.
The fight ending right hook sounded like a gunshot as it connected with Guida's chin and the followup punches on the ground put Guida down for good. This was the first time that Guida has ever been TKO'd in his 44 fight career. It was Mendes' fourth straight finish by TKO.
Mendes used to have a reputation for being a 'boring' fighter, with most of his fights going to decision before Duane Ludwig joined Team Alpha Male as the Head Striking coach. Since Ludwig joined Team Alpha Male as the Head Striking coach earlier this year, the camp is undefeated in the UFC. Their improved striking is definitely a huge part, especially for a wrestling-centered camp.
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