Tag Madsen battled slightly about a adversity to come to the cage, nonetheless as soon as he got there, he made essentially the most of the assorted.
A historical Olympic silver medalist, Madsen (11-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) defeated Clay Guida (36-21 MMA, 16-15 UFC) via sever up decision (29-28, 28-28, 30-27). The light-weight bout used to be the UFC on ESPN 29 co-well-known occasion on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. It aired on ESPN and streamed on ESPN+.
The strive against used to be largely contested on the ft. Madsen tried to close the gap and clinch in bid to enter his Greco-Roman wrestling realm. Guida, meanwhile, utilized his technical striking and vitality to throw bombs in direction of Madsen.
Each men had their moments. Guida scared Madsen early, nonetheless the Olympian never went down. When separated, Madsen utilized his boxing. Each men discovered success with their leg kicks as effectively. When the mud settled, it used to be Madsen who pleased two of the three judges he used to be the victor with his performance.
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In his in-cage interview, Madsen name-dropped Gregor Gillespie as the opponent he would fancy to strive against subsequent, in bid to inform who the ideal wrestler is within the UFC light-weight division.
The victory for Madsen is out there in his first strive against in 17 months. After a a hit debut in September 2018, Madsen defeated Austin Hubbard at UFC 248 in March 2020. Within the bout, he broke his jaw and required surgical treatment subsequently thereafter. Saturday used to be his first competition lend a hand. At some stage in his duration away, Madsen battled a couple of ranges of adversity at the side of a struggle with COVID-19, his apartment flooding, and his wife being recognized with a couple of sclerosis.
For Guida, the loss moves him lend a hand to 4-4 over the span of his most latest eight fights. The third-longest-tenured on the promotion’s roster, Guida has been employed by the UFC since 2006.
- Tag Madsen def. Clay Guida via unanimous decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
- Parker Porter def. Bolt Sherman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Saidyokub Kakhramonov def. Trevin Jones via technical submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 4: 39
- Vinc Pichel def. Austin Hubbard via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Alexandre Pantoja def. Brandon Royval via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1: 46
- Austin Lingo def. Luis Saldana via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Brian Kelleher def. Domingo Pilarte via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Josiane Nunes def. Bea Malecki via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 4: 54
- William Knight def. Fabio Cherant via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3: 58
- Ignacio Bahamondes def. Roosevelt Roberts via knockout (head kick) – Round 3, 4: 55
- Ramiz Brahimaj def. Sasha Palatnikov via technical submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2: 33