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UFC 125 results: Clay Guida submits Takanori Gomi


The opening fight of the UFC 125 main card was supposed to provide plenty of fireworks to start the pay-per-view (PPV) -- Clay Guida has enough energy to char 100,000 slices of toast.

He certainly didn't disappoint, but the outcome was a bit of a surprise.

That's because "The Carpenter" submitted Takanori Gomi in the second round with a guillotine choke.

Guida started the evening with an odd and what some are calling somewhat annoying strategy, bobbing his head back and forth like a possessed "Dead Head" who ate an entire sheet of acid.

If you were confused by it, well, that was probably the point. Gomi couldn't quite figure out the timing and never did find his range.

It was all academic after that.

Guida likely took the opening round with a big high kick and a late takedown. His heavy-movement strategy was having it's intended effect as Gomi was clearly flustered.

The second frame saw "The Fireball Kid" finally figure out how to get his hands on Guida, landing a few shots. The problem was they seemed to have little to no effect on his relentless opponent.

Even a big knee while Guida was shooting for a takedown proved ineffective and that very takedown led to the fight finishing guillotine.

It was very impressive performance from "The Carpenter," who now has three straight finishes to his credit. Not too shabby for a former decision king.

Take a bow, Greg Jackson.

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