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In a fight that, I think we can all agree did not live up to expectations, Gray Maynard earned a split decision over Clay Guida.
For the first two rounds, Guida appeared to have Maynard stifled with his constant movement and quickness. However, in the third round, Maynard seemed to figure it out, as he turned up the intensity and won that round.
In the fourth, Maynard began to taunt Guida, giving him "double fingers." That promped Guida to shoot for a takedown, and get caught in a guillotine choke that nearly ended the fight.
When the scorecards were read, Maynard had done enough to pick up the win, as he got the split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) over the Carpenter.
Afterward, Maynard said the following:
"I thought Guida was coming to fight. His stuff got old in there. I wanted to prove to people that I can do it. I came to fight tonight. I thought I won that fight fair and square and it wasn't a question. I want the belt back. I want to fight Edgar."
Tim McTiernan is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. For the latest news on everything MMA, follow him on Twitter @TimMcTiernan.