UFC Fight Night 112 results: Clay Guida's mat pressure too much for Erik Koch

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Returning to the lightweight division after a three-year run as a featherweight, Clay Guida was in vintage form against Erick Koch.

Guida (33-17 MMA, 13-11 UFC) avoided danger from Koch (14-5 MMA, 4-4 UFC) on the feet and dominated the fight on the mat to pick up a unanimous decision.

The lightweight bout closed out the preliminary card of today’s UFC Fight Night 112 event at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. It aired on FS2 following additional prelims on UFC Fight Pass and ahead of the main card on FS1.

The final scores were 29-28, 29-26 and 30-27 for Guida, who snapped a two-fight skid and got back in the win column after a 3-4 run at 145 pounds.

The extra weight didn’t make much of a difference in his energy levels. Guida’s cardio was just as good as in previous performances, though he marshaled his energy more efficiently this time out.

Rather than waste time bouncing around, Guida got to business early, working to find his way around a straight left Koch brought to keep him at bay. A winging right hand was the diversion Guida needed to get inside, though it didn’t pay dividends until the second round.

Guida put the fight on the mat early and capitalized on Koch’s lack of defense to take mount position, closing out the round with a flurry of punches from overhead. Although none of the shots put Koch in danger of losing consciousness, they made a statement to judges.

Koch didn’t have much more luck staying upright in the third round. After missing his first attempt, Guida redoubled his efforts and got Koch to the mat. Again, he took mount and closed out the fight with another spate of punches and shoulder strikes from up top.

Koch drops to 2-2 as a UFC lightweight after an uneven run as a featherweight.

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(MMAjunkie’s John Morgan contributed to this report on site in Oklahoma City.)

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