It was looking like a fight heading to a close decision when Rafael Dos Anjos suddenly tapped out to Clay Guida in the third round. Guida pressed his shoulder into his opponent's jaw, causing the Brazilian to give up. Dos Anjos told his corner between rounds that his jaw was broken.
It was a sudden end to a grinding fight that saw the two exchange wildly on the feet as well as exchanging takedowns and submission attempts on the mat. The fight also included a trademark Guida belch.
This lightweight battle was a study in contrasts. Clay Guida, one of the UFC's most popular fighters stepped into the cage with a virtual unknown, the tough Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos. Guida looked to employ his stellar wrestling game and to be a whirling dervish of destruction on his feet. Dos Anjos wanted to counter with hard leg kicks and a dangerous submission attack.
Post fight Guida was as hyper as ever, thanking everyone from Jaco Clothing to Duke basketball standout Jon Scheyer. Training with Greg Jackson in New Mexico, Guida will look to take a step forward from his current "gate keeper" position and challenge some of the division's better fighters.