Over their respective careers, Maynard has earned a reputation for occasionally being a plodding wrestler with one-punch power and little else to offer, while Guida held “must see” status for years based on his high-energy approach to fighting. That being said, it was ironically Maynard who made for the more exciting athlete when the two tussled last year. Throughout the clash, Guida kept circling away to attack from outside instead of engaging as usual. The display frustrated Maynard to the point he even dropped his defense and offered up a free punch or two. Still, Maynard was able to do enough damage to earn the judges’ favor (and that from countless fans as well based on his willingness to throw caution to the win and scrap).
UFC lightweight Gray Maynard only has eleven wins on his record but, impressively, he can still lay claim to plenty of noteworthy wins against high-level adversaries inside the Octagon. The 34-year old originally entered the organization with a 2-0 mark and promptly went on to find a string of success after TUF 5 including triumphs over a former champion and two former title-contenders. Here’s a look back at some of the highlights of his run in the ring leading up to this weekend’s headlining tilt with Nate Diaz at the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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