By the Numbers: Jim Miller vs. Clay Guida

By Mark Raymundo Jul 31, 2019


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Jim Miller and Clay Guida are two exciting fighters who have been in the Ultimate Fighting Championship longer than most of their peers. That’s why from a fan’s standpoint, their upcoming bout is long overdue. They are expected to square off at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Aug. 3 at UFC on ESPN 5. Read about some of their career-defining numbers below.

UFC record

Guida and Miller are two of the longest-serving, battle-scarred fighters not just in the lightweight division, but in the entire UFC roster. Guida made his promotional debut on Oct. 14, 2006 after spending time in a bunch of promotions, most notably Strikeforce, World Extreme Cagefighting and King of the Cage.

At UFC 64, Guida was welcomed by Justin James, whom he defeated by submission. He would later fight the best of the division, compiling an Octagon record of 15-12. He holds notable victories over Nate Diaz, Rafael dos Anjos, Takanori Gomi, Anthony Pettis, Joe Lauzon and most recently, BJ Penn.

Like Guida, Miller hasn’t been consistent in the UFC, but he does have a better promotional record at 19-12, with one no contest. He debuted on Oct. 18, 2008 at UFC 89, where he submitted David Baron. And much like Guida, Miller would go on to face and beat some of 155’s finest, including the likes of Charles Oliveira, Gomi, Lauzon and Thiago Alves.

Striking accuracy

Out of the 2,271 significant strikes he has thrown in UFC competition, Guida has landed 732, making for a 32 percent striking accuracy. “The Carpenter” has had 27 UFC fights in total. Meanwhile, Miller has landed 886 significant strikes out of 2,195 attempts. That makes for a 40 percent striking accuracy in 31 bouts.

Takedown accuracy

Both fighters have excellent takedowns, but Guida leads Miller by a big margin in terms of the number of takedowns completed. He has landed 63 out of 173 takedown attempts, which makes for a 36 percent takedown accuracy. This is a little lower than Miller’s who registers a 41 percent takedown accuracy. Out of 87 attempts, “A10” was successful 36 times.

Wins by knockout

Miller has defeated four opponents by KO or TKO. These are Gomi, Chris Liguori, Steve Lopez and Kamal Shalorus. Guida, on the other hand, owns seven wins by KO or TKO, dropping and finishing dos Anjos, Lauzon, Randy Hauer, Dennis Davis, Alex Carter, Jeff Carstens and Samy Schiavo.

Wins by submission

Miller and Guida both favor submissions, with the former scoring 16 submissions and the latter parading 13. Miller’s victims in the UFC are Duane Ludwig, David Baron, Melvin Guillard, Oliveira, Fabricio Camoes, Yancy Medeiros, Alex White and Jason Gonzales. For Guida, it’s Shannon Gugerty, Justin James and Gomi in the UFC.

Career losses

Having faced the best in their division, Guida and Miller have their share of defeats. Guida has a total of 18 losses while Miller has 13. They share losses to Oliveira, Diego Sanchez, Gray Maynard and Benson Henderson. Advertisement

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