Clay Guida’s late-career goals include having most takedowns, most fights in UFC history

Entering his 34th UFC fight, Clay Guida has racked up plenty of stats.

Guida (37-19 MMA, 17-16 UFC), who made his octagon debut in 2006, meets Scott Holtzman (14-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) at Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 42 event at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. The card airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+.

The 40-year-old is still trucking, but what does he want to be remembered by? There are a few records Guida is chasing.

“Always just go out there and be consistent,” Guida told reporters at Wednesday’s UFC on ESPN 42 media day. “We’re always gonna go out there and put on a show, be entertaining, fight at a high pace, and be exciting.”

He continued, “I want to be known for being one of the most entertaining fighters of all time. I want to have the most takedowns in UFC history and the most fights. So right now Jim Miller is ahead of me for most fights. I got some work to do there because he’s got No. 41 coming up, which is pretty amazing. Yeah, we just keep taking guys down and holding them there.”

If Guida can land at least three takedowns against Holtzman, he’ll move to third place all-time for most takedowns landed in UFC history. Guida’s 72 takedowns landed in UFC competition are fifth-most in company history behind Georges St-Pierre (90), Gleison Tibau (84), Demetrious Johnson (74), and Frankie Edgar (73).

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