UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs Gastelum takes place tonight, August 21st in Las Vegas at the UFC Apex. Cannonier is the 5th ranked middleweight and a victory could really throw his name into the mix looking for a shot at the championship. Gastellum also believes a win will catapult him back into the fray and the top 5. In the co-main event, Clay “the Carpenter” Guida makes an insane 57th trip to the cage (36-20) and squares off with Mark “the Olympian” Madsen. Madsen is making his third UFC appearance and his record is still unblemished at 10-0. This looks to be an interesting matchup of two men who have no problems making fights into grinds and working on the ground. Guida will try to stop the upstart Madsen from a signature victory and also to prove to the UFC that he is still capable of big performances after losing 3 of his previous 4 fights.
This is how the co-main event between Guida and Madsen went down, including round by round scoring from MyMMANews…
MyMMANews scores round 1 10-9 Madsen
MyMMANews scores round 2 10-9 Guida
Leg kick from Guida to start. Madsen’s jab continues to be pretty effective but Guida lands a very hard like kick. Both fighters exchange leg kicks. Leg kick followed by a right from Madsen. We’ve still only seen one take down attempt the entire fight. The jab from Madsen seems to be the most effective tactic so far this round. Madsen pushes Guida up against the fence as we head to the final seconds of the fight. Another close round
MyMMANews scores round 3 10-9 Madsen
Official score 29-28 28-29 30-27 Mark Madsen wins via split decision
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