Clay Collard

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Clay Collard
Born (1993-03-10) March 10, 1993 (age 26)
Payson, Utah, United States
Other namesCassius
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
DivisionFeatherweight
Lightweight
Reach75.0 in (191 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
TeamTeam Bonafide
Years active2011–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total27
Wins18
By knockout10
By submission3
By decision5
Losses8
By knockout1
By submission3
By decision4
No contests1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Clay Collard (born March 10, 1993) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Lightweight division in the UFC.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Collard made his promotional debut on August 23, 2014 as a short notice replacement against Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night 49, replacing an injured Mirsad Bektic.[2] Collard lost the fight via TKO in the third round.[3]

Collard next faced Alex White on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181.[4] Collard won the fight via unanimous decision.[5]

Collard faced Gabriel Benítez on June 13, 2015 at UFC 188.[6] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[7]

Collard was expected to face Andre Fili on September 5, 2015 at UFC 191.[8] However, Fili was forced out of the bout with injury and replaced by Tiago Trator.[9] Collard lost the fight by split decision.[10]

Collard was expected to headline LFA 75 against Arthur Estrázulas on September 6, 2019 but withdrew from the bout due to a short notice call from the UFC. After four years away from UFC, Collard returned to the promotion and was scheduled to face Devonte Smith on Agugust 17, 2019 at UFC 241 replacing John Makdessi.[11] However, on the fight week news surfaced that Collard withdrew from the fight due to an undisclosed reason and was replaced by promotional newcomer Khama Worthy.[12]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Showdown Fights
    • Showdown Fights Lightweight Championship (one Time)
  • SteelFist Fight Night 
    • SteelFist Fight Night Lightweight Championship (one Time)
      • One successful title defense
    • SteelFist Fight Night Welterweight Championship (one Time)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
27 matches 18 wins 8 losses
By knockout 10 1
By submission 3 3
By decision 5 4
No contests 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 18–8 (1) Randall Wallace Decision (Unanimous) Final Fight Championship 35: Egli vs. Holt April 19, 2019 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 17–8 (1) Lucas Montoya TKO (punches) SteelFist Fight Night: March Madness March 22, 2019 1 3:30 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States Defended SteelFist Fight Night Lightweight Championship.
Loss 16–8 (1) Darrick Minner Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Final Fight Championship 33: Chub vs. Vrtačić November 2, 2018 1 0:32 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 16–7 (1) Carson Gregory Submission (Triangle Choke) SteelFist Fight Night 57 - Friday the 13th April 13, 2018 2 3:07 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States Won SteelFist Fight Night Welterweight Championship.
Win 15–7 (1) Troy Dennison TKO (punches) SteelFist Fight Night 55: Opposites Attack January 13, 2018 1 0:46 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States Won SteelFist Fight Night Lightweight Championship.
Loss 14–7 (1) Tiago Trator Decision (split) UFC 191 September 5, 2015 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 14–6 (1) Gabriel Benítez Decision (unanimous) UFC 188 June 13, 2015 3 5:00 Mexico City, Mexico
Win 14–5 (1) Alex White Decision (unanimous) UFC 181 December 6, 2014 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 13–5 (1) Max Holloway TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos August 23, 2014 3 3:47 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States Catchweight (149 lbs) bout.
Win 13–4 (1) Nick Compton Decision (unanimous) Showdown Fights 14: Heavyweight Collision June 28, 2014 3 5:00 Orem, Utah, United States
Win 12–4 (1) Jason Brenton Decision (unanimous) Showdown Fights 13: Lopez vs. Castillo January 24, 2014 3 5:00 Orem, Utah, United States Featherweight debut.
Win 11–4 (1) Justin Buchholz Decision (split) Showdown Fights 12: Buchholz vs. Collard 2 September 28, 2013 5 5:00 Orem, Utah, United States Won the Showdown Fights Lightweight Championship.
NC 10–4 (1) Jordan Clements No Contest Showdown Fights 10: Collard vs. Clements February 8, 2013 2 2:08 Orem, Utah, United States Originally a TKO win for Collard; overturned after he failed a drug test.
Win 10–4 Steve Sharp TKO (punches) Showdown Fights 9: Buchholz vs. Castillo November 16, 2012 2 4:44 Orem, Utah, United States
Loss 9–4 Justin Buchholz Submission (guillotine choke) Showdown Fights 8: Burkman vs. Yager August 25, 2012 3 1:35 Orem, Utah, United States
Win 9–3 Steve Walser TKO (punches) Showdown Fights 7: Uprising May 4, 2012 1 0:44 Orem, Utah, United States
Win 8–3 Scott Casey Submission (rear-naked choke) Rocky Mountain Fight Championships 3 March 24, 2012 1 4:36 Vernal, Utah, United States
Win 7–3 Dustin Collins TKO (retirement) Rocky Mountain Fight Championships 2 January 14, 2012 1 5:00 Vernal, Utah, United States
Win 6–3 Luke Pierce TKO (punches) Flash Academy MMA: Fight Night Explosion November 26, 2011 1 2:47 Price, Utah, United States
Win 5–3 Drayton Woods Submission (rear-naked choke) Crown Fighting Championships 4 October 29, 2011 1 3:07 St. George, Utah, United States
Loss 4–3 David Castillo Decision (unanimous) Jeremy Horn's Elite Fight Night 14 September 30, 2011 3 5:00 Lehi, Utah, United States
Loss 4–2 Oliver Parker Decision (unanimous) Moab Combat Sports: Red Rock Rumble 4 September 24, 2011 3 5:00 Moab, Utah, United States
Win 4–1 Kyle Herrera TKO (corner stoppage) Fight King: Fight for the Cops August 17, 2011 3 1:54 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Loss 3–1 Jose Salgado Submission (rear-naked choke) Crown Fighting Championships 3 June 18, 2011 2 2:38 St. George, Utah, United States
Win 3–0 Kevin Hamby Jacobson TKO (punches) Flash Academy MMA: Mayhem & Motocross MMA Fight Night May 14, 2011 1 1:10 Price, Utah, United States
Win 2–0 Kaifah Detoles TKO (punches) Fight Kings 7: No Mercy April 2, 2011 2 2:02 Vernal, Utah, United States
Win 1–0 Daniel Ruiz TKO (punches) Moab Combat Sports: Red Rock Rumble 3 March 26, 2011 1 2:11 Moab, Utah, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fight Card - UFC 188 Velasquez vs. Werdum". UFC.com. Archived from the original on June 13, 2015. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  2. ^ Staff (2014-08-18). "Mirsad Bektic out, newcomer Clay Collard meets Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night 49". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-08-18.
  3. ^ Fox Sports. "Max Holloway puts away late replacement Clay Collard by 3rd round TKO". FOX Sports.
  4. ^ MMA Fighting Newswire (October 16, 2014). "Alex White vs. Clay Collard set for UFC 181". mmafighting.com. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  5. ^ "UFC 181 Results: Clay Collard Outstrikes Alex White In Entertaining Scrap". FanSided.
  6. ^ Jason Floyd (2015-03-28). "Clay Collard vs. Gabriel Benitez set for UFC 188". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2015-03-28.
  7. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-06-13). "UFC 188 results: Mexico's Gabriel Benitez batters Clay Collard for unanimous decision". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  8. ^ Staff (2015-08-06). "UFC 191 adds Andre Fili vs. Clay Collard". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2015-08-06.
  9. ^ Staff (2015-08-13). "Tiago Trator replaces Andre Fili, meets Clay Collard at UFC 191". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2015-08-13.
  10. ^ Steven Marrocco (2015-09-05). "UFC 191 results, highlights: Tiago Trator gets past Clay Collard with close split decision". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  11. ^ "Clay Collard replaces John Makdessi vs. Devonte Smith at UFC 241". MMA Junkie. 2019-08-05. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  12. ^ Adam Guillen Jr. (August 13, 2019). "Clay Collard forced out of UFC 241, Devonte Smith now faces Khama Worthy in Anaheim". mmamania.com.

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