The theme of the fight was that Lashley was bigger and stronger than Guida but unable to do any real damage to him. Lashley, who improved his record to 2-0, has a long, long way to go before he's a complete mixed martial artist.
Lashley shot for a takedown just seconds into the fight, but he couldn't do anything because Guida wrapped his arm around the top rope to keep from getting wrestled to the ground. Although Lashley landed a big right hand about a minute and a half into the round, the round was mostly uneventful, with Lashley and Guida basically leaning into each other in the corner. Midway through the first round, the crowd started booing the lack of action.
In the second round, Lashley picked Guida up and slammed him to the ground, and Lashley used his superior strength and size to spend most of the round on top of Guida. But he wasn't able to do much damage, and he appeared to run out of energy while Guida held him in half guard.
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In the third Lashley again took Guida down, and Guida stunningly got Lashley in a guillotine that looked dangerous for a moment. But Lashley pulled his head free, and he held on until the clock ran out to pull off a rather dull decision win over Guida, whose career record falls to 17-20. Lashley said after the fight that he needs to go back to training. He's right about that.
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