Guida does enough for split decision
CHICAGO — The fight certainly wasn’t Clay Guida’s best, and for a moment, when his UFC featherweight debut went to a split decision Saturday night, the Johnsburg native wasn’t quite sure what to think.
But Guida did just enough, feeding off a partisan hometown crowd at the United Center in UFC on Fox 6 to defeat Hatsu Hioki. Guida held advantages on two judge’s scorecards, winning 30-27 and 29-28 with the dissenting vote giving Hioki a 29-28 decision.
Despite the nerves that came after Hioki’s edge was announced first, Guida – the former Chicago union carpenter – pulled out the win. He used a couple of impressive wrestling moves – including one in which he said he channeled former World Wrestling Federation champion Randy Savage and he hoisted Hioki into the air.
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