Clay Guida believes his experience will play a major factor on the outcome of his Co-Main event fight with Olympic silver medalist wrestler Mark Madsen on Saturday, August 21st.
Guida (36-20 MMA, 16-14 UFC) believes that the unbeaten Madsen (10-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is untested in his MMA career and also bank’s on his experience in 56 professional fights enable him emerge victorious against Medsen.
Guida credits Madsen with being an accomplished wrestler but when it comes to MMA. Guida see’s Medsen as in experience and despite being undefeated in his 10 professional MMA outings, can never amass enough experience to beat his knowledge in an MMS fight.
“The reason I like this matchup so much is because we’re not wrestling the Olympic silver medalist Mark Madsen,” Guida told MMA Junkie during media day at the UFC Apex. “We’re simply fighting the inexperienced mixed martial artist in Mark Madsen, and I probably have as many fights as him and all his opponents combined. And we know a little something about MMA wrestling, too. I’m not sure if those guys have checked the stats lately, but we’ve taken a couple of guys down in our day in the cage.”
Guida feels motivated by the Team USA during the just concluded Olympics and premises to not just defend takedowns but will also score takedowns of his own.
“You’re damn right – absolutely,” Guida said. “I’m going to do it for all the wrestlers. Team USA showed out at the Olympics a couple of weeks ago – a bunch of medals, a couple of golds – men’s and women’s teams. It was awesome, so we’re going to carry that flag for USA.”
The fight between Clay Guida and Mark Madsen will serve as the Co-Main Event of UFC On ESPN 29 on Saturday night, headlined by the Middleweight fight between Jared Cannonier Vs Kelvin Gastelum.