Maynard tops Guida at UFC on FX

Gray Maynard moved closer to another lightweight title shot with a split-decision win over Clay Guida in the main event of Friday night’s UFC on FX event at Revel in Atlantic City, N.J.

After being frustrated by Guida’s constant movement early in the fight, Maynard found a way to connect with some big shots as the bout went on and did enough in two of the judges’ eyes to get the win.

In a lightweight trilogy fight, Sam Stout scored a decision win over Spencer Fisher. Both men showed strong chins, as they took the best shots the other had to offer, right up until the final moments. Stout and Fisher split the first two bouts they fought.

Brian Ebersole survived a rough first round to score a decision win over TJ Waldburger in a welterweight bout. Waldburger came close to getting a submission win several times, but the veteran Ebersole fought the attempts off and fired back with some big strikes, eventually doing enough to claim the win.

Featherweight Cub Swanson opened the FX portion of the broadcast with a big TKO win over Ross Pearson. Swanson knocked Person back with a left hook and then moved in to finish off the fight.

In the top bout of the preliminary card on FUEL TV, Ricardo Lamas scored a surprising unanimous decision over rising featherweight Hatsu Hioki. Most expected Hioki to continue his rise toward title contention, but Lamas had other plans.

Earlier, Ramsey Nijem defeated C.J. Keith by first-round TKO in a catchweight bout at 157 pounds. Welterweight Rick Story got a decision win over Brock Jardine.

Featherweight Steven Siler looked dominant in his submission win over Joey Gambino via guillotine choke just 2:47 into the first round. Middleweight Chris Camozzi bloodied Nick Catone with a big knee in the third round and scored a TKO at 1:51 after a doctor determined Catone’s cut was too severe for him to continue.

Welterweight Matt Brown opened the FUEL TV broadcast with a TKO win over Luis Ramos at 4:20 of the second round.

Prior to the FUEL TV bouts, welterweight Dan Miller, fighting in his home state of New Jersey, submitted Ricardo Funch with a guillotine choke at 3:12 of the third round. And bantamweight Ken Stone opened the night with a split-decision win over Dustin Pague.