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Melvin Guillard

Melvin "The Young Assassin" Guillard

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  • Given Name: Melvin Paul Guillard, Jr.
  • MMA Record: 32-16-2, 3 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Young Assassin
  • Current Streak: 3 Losses
  • Age: 33 | Date of Birth: 1983.03.30
  • Last Fight: July 22, 2016 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 157.9 lbs
  • Affiliation: N/A
  • Height: 5'9" (176cm) | Reach: 71.0" (180cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $601,000 USD
  • Born: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Denver, Colorado
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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Melvin Guillard MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Kr Seung Yeon Kim
32-16-2 2-1-0

Kr Road FC 36
Main Card | Lightweight | 154 lbs

2017.02.11
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Us Chidi Njokuani
32-16-2 16-4-0

Us Bellator 171: Guillard vs. Njokuani
Main Event | Catchweight | 175 lbs

2017.01.27
No Contest | KO/TKO
2:14 Round 1 of 3

Us David Rickels
32-16-2 17-4-0

Us Bellator 159: Caldwell vs. Taimanglo
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.07.22
Odds: +145 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 157.9 lbs (71.6 kgs) | Referee: Rob Hinds
Cancelled Bout Mike Bronzoulis Bellator 149 2016.02.19
Reason: Bronzoulis Injury
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:32 Round 2 of 3, 5:32 Total

Us Derek Campos
32-15-2 15-6-0

Us Bellator 149: Shamrock vs. Gracie 3
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.02.19
Odds: -280 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Don Turnage
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Brandon Girtz
32-14-2 12-4-0

Us Bellator 141: Guillard vs. Girtz
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.08.28
Odds: -350 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.4 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy | Injuries Sustained: Broken Hand
Cancelled Bout Ozzy Dugulubgov WSOF 20 2015.04.10
Reason: Guillard MIA
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Justin Gaethje
32-13-2 12-0-0

Us WSOF 15: Branch vs. Okami
Co-Main Event | Catchweight | 159 lbs

2014.11.15
Odds: +160 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 158.6 lbs (71.9 kgs) | Referee: Andrew Glenn
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
2:36 Round 2 of 3, 7:36 Total

Br Gesias Cavalcante
31-13-2 18-7-1

Us WSOF 11: Gaethje vs. Newell
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.07.05
Odds: -190 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 159.4 lbs (72.3 kgs) | Referee: Telis Assimenios
Cancelled Bout Ross Pearson UFC UFN 37 2014.03.08
Reason: Pearson Knee Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Michael Johnson
31-12-2 14-8-0

Gb UFC Fight Night 37: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.03.08
Odds: +140 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
No Contest | Foul
1:57 Round 1 of 3

Gb Ross Pearson
31-12-2 15-6-0

Gb UFC Fight Night 30: Machida vs. Munoz
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.10.26
Odds: -140 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:47 Round 2 of 3, 7:47 Total

Us Mac Danzig
30-12-2 21-10-1

Us UFC on FOX 8: Johnson vs. Moraga
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.07.27
Odds: -160 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $134,000 ($42K Base, $42K Bonus, $50K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Steve Newport
UFC on FOX 8 Knockout of the Night
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jamie Varner
30-11-2 20-7-1

Us UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.12.29
Odds: -145 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $42,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Chris Tognoni
Cancelled Bout Jamie Varner TUF 16 Finale 2012.12.15
Reason: Varner Illness
Loss | KO/TKO
1:16 Round 1 of 3

Us Donald Cerrone
30-10-2 18-4-0

Us UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar 2
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.08.11
Odds: +285 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 157.5 lbs (71.4 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
#27 Greatest Comeback of All Time
#90 Greatest Knockout of All Time
#16 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2012
#28 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
UFC 150 Fight of the Night
UFC 150 Knockout of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Fabrício Camões
29-10-2 14-6-1

Us UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.07.07
Odds: -295 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:04 Round 1 of 3

Us Jim Miller
29-9-2 20-3-0

Us UFC on FX 1: Guillard vs. Miller
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.01.20
Odds: +140 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#27 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
#8 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
UFC on FX 1 Submission of the Night
Loss | Submission | Choke
0:47 Round 1 of 3

Us Joe Lauzon
29-8-2 20-6-0

Us UFC 136: Edgar vs Maynard 3
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.10.08
Odds: -525 (Heavy Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Kerry Hatley
#9 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2011
#39 Biggest Upset of All Time
UFC 136 Submission of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:12 Round 1 of 3

Us Shane Roller
28-8-2 10-3-0

Us UFC 132: Cruz vs Faber II
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.07.02
Odds: -295 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $64,000 ($32K Base, $32K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
#27 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
Cancelled Bout Yves Edwards UFC UFN 23 2011.01.22
Reason: Guillard Rebooked
Win | KO/TKO | Knees
2:58 Round 1 of 3

Us Evan Dunham
27-8-2 11-1-0

Us UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.01.22
Odds: +195 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
#35 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2011
#14 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
UFC Fight Night 23 Knockout of the Night
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jeremy Stephens
26-8-2 18-5-0

Us UFC 119: Mir vs Cro Cop
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.09.25
Odds: -120 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal | Walkout Music: The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
Cancelled Bout Thiago Tavares UFC 114 2010.05.29
Reason: Tavares Elbow Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Knee
3:28 Round 1 of 3

Us Waylon Lowe
25-8-2 8-2-0

Us UFC 114: Jackson vs Evans
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.05.29
Odds: -295 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $38,000 ($19K Base, $19K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne | Walkout Music: Al Green - Love and Happiness
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Ronys Torres
24-8-2 14-1-0

Us UFC 109: Relentless
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.02.06
Odds: +107 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $28,000 ($14K Base, $14K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:13 Round 2 of 3, 7:13 Total

Us Nate Diaz
24-7-2 10-4-0

Us UFC Fight Night 19: Diaz vs. Guillard
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.09.16
Odds: +203 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $14,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
UFC Fight Night 19 Submission of the Night
Cancelled Bout Thiago Tavares TUF 9 Finale 2009.06.20
Reason: Tavares Elbow Injury
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Gleison Tibau
23-7-2 21-5-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.06.20
Odds: +220 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $24,000 ($12K Base, $12K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Cancelled Bout Spencer Fisher UFC 90 2008.10.25
Reason: Guillard Withdrew
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:36 Round 1 of 3

De Dennis Siver
22-7-2 11-5-0

Us UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2008.07.05
Odds: -205 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $80,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus, $60K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
UFC 86 Knockout of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Eric Regan

Us Rage in the Cage

2008.03.07
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:40 Round 1 of 3

Us Rich Clementi
21-6-2 30-12-1

Us UFC 79: Nemesis
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2007.12.29
Odds: -193 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Base | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | Submission | Choke
0:27 Round 1 of 3

Us Joe Stevenson
21-5-2 26-7-0

Us UFC Fight Night 9: Stevenson vs Guillard
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2007.04.05
Odds: +140 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $7,000 Base | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Cancelled Bout Dustin Hazelett UFC 67 2007.02.03
Reason: Guillard Hand Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
1:01 Round 2 of 3, 6:01 Total

Us Gabe Ruediger
20-5-2 10-2-0

Us UFC 63: Hughes vs Penn
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2006.09.23
Odds: -120 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
1:37 Round 1 of 3

Us Rick Davis
19-5-2 3-0-1

Us UFC 60: Hughes vs Gracie
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2006.05.27
Odds: -330 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:20 Round 1 of 3

Us Josh Neer
19-4-2 15-3-1

Us UFC Fight Night 3
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2006.01.16
Odds: +190 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 168.0 lbs (76.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
2:55 Round 2 of 3, 7:55 Total

Us Marcus Davis
18-4-2 3-2-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2005.11.05
Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs (76.7 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
Exhibition Bout
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Josh Burkman
18-4-2 13-3-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 2
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2005.06.15
Weigh-In: 168.5 lbs (76.4 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Darrell Smith

Us Mississippi Regional

2005.03.05
Win | KO/TKO | Elbows

Us Peter Kaljevic

Us Mississippi Regional

2005.03.05
No Contest

Us Roger Huerta

Us Mississippi Regional

2005.03.05
Win | Decision | Split

Us Rob Emerson

Us Reality Combat Fighting

2005.02.19
Loss | Submission | Choke

Us Santino Defranco

Us International Sport Combat Federation

2004.11.20
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Jason Hathaway

Us International Sport Combat Federation

2004.10.15
Draw

Us LaVerne Clark

Us Reality Combat Fighting

2004.09.25
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Angel Nievens

Us Mississippi Regional

2004.09.10
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Us Ryan Stout

Us Battle of New Orleans

2004.07.10
Draw

Us Lee King

Us Battle of New Orleans

2004.06.25
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Rich Miller

Us Extreme Challenge

2004.06.11
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Kyle Bradley

Us Mississippi Regional

2004.05.14
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Us Jake Short

Us Mississippi Regional

2004.03.05
Loss | Submission | Choke

Br Carlo Prater

Us Mississippi Regional

2003.12.19
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Justin Wieman

Us International Sport Combat Federation

2003.08.02
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Kyle Bradley

Us Mississippi Regional

2003.07.11
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Paul Purcell

Us Montana Regional

2003.06.21
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Diego Saraiva

Us International Sport Combat Federation

2003.05.21
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Alex Kronofsky

Us Battle of New Orleans

2003.04.26
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Aaron Williams

Us Mississippi Regional

2003.04.25
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Victor Estrada

Us Battle of New Orleans

2003.03.22
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Rod Ramirez

Us Battle of New Orleans

2003.02.15
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Joe Jordan

Us Battle of New Orleans

2003.01.18
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Jonathon Hargroder

Us Battle of New Orleans

2002.12.21
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Calvin Martin

Us Battle of New Orleans

2002.11.16

Melvin Guillard Wiki Update Wiki

The cocky "Young Assassin,” Melvin Guillard, made his professional MMA debut in 2002, and promptly went on a ten-fight unbeaten streak, finishing eight of the ten opponents inside the distance. By the time he earned a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Guillard had built a solid 16-4-2 (1 NC) record fighting in smaller organizations. Twenty of his twenty one fights since that time have been fought in the UFC making home one of the most prolific fighters in the companies history. Of his thirty one wins, he has finnished twenty two including a staggering twenty T/KOs. He has earned five "of the night" bonuses including two for "Fight of the Night" and and three for "Knockout of the Night". He holds notable wins over "The Irish Hand Grenade" Marcus Davis, "The Saint" Rob Emerson, Dennis Siver, Gleison Tibau, Jeremy "Lil' Heathen" Stephens, Evan Dunham, Shane Roller and Mac Danzig.

 

Melvin gained fame when he appeared on the second season of The Ultimate Fighter although he was quickly eliminated by Josh Burkman in the first round of the tournament. He then defeated Marcus Davis in his debut for the Zuffa owned promotion in 2005. 


After losing back-to-back bouts to Joe "Daddy" Stevenson and Rich "No Love" Clementi and garnering some ill-repute outside the Octagon, Guillard was cut from the promotion in late 2007. He was invited back in 2008, however, and earned consecutive victories over Dennis Siver and Gleison Tibau to reemerge as a contender. Guillard also appeared more patient and mature in the cage in his second stint under Zuffa.  A loss to Nate Diaz was followed by a nearly two year, five fight unbeaten streak had Melvin finally where he wanted to be as everyone thought he was finally realizing his true potential and garnering title shot talk. 

 

This talk would soon come to an end as Melvin then went on to lose three of his next four bouts, including the first KO loss of his career.  While Guillard has been criticized for inconsistency throughout his career and has experienced his share of problems outside the cage, he is one of the most experienced fighters in the lightweight division.  Guillard possesses extraordinary reflexes, knockout power and given his relative youth, still has plenty of upside to capitalize on. He recently left Greg Jackson's camp to train with the Blackzillions in Boca Raton, Florida. He has continued to see mixed results since the move.

 

He has also garnered much criticism for his antics. He has engaged in nasty wars of words with almost all of his opponents, even though he is not always able to back up his talk. He has bee accused of greasing multiple times although he has never been caught doing so. Before his loss to Joe "Daddy" Stevenson, he accused Stevenson of using Human Growth Hormone. When the post fight drug tests came back however, Stevenson passed his while Guillard failed his due to cocaine. It often seems that his hardest opponent has been himself.


He took on Jamie "C-4" Varner at UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2 in a fight that may have determined his future with the company. In an exciting and back and forth fight, Guillard came up short, losing a split decision. He would get back in the win column when he put Mac Danzig to sleep at UFC on FOX 8: Johnson vs. Moraga also earning himself Knockout of the Night honors. He next took on the hard hitting Brit, Ross "The Real Deal" Pearson, at UFC Fight Night 30: Machida vs. Munoz  in the co main event. Unfortunately, the fight was stopped and declared a no contest early in the first round due to an illegal knee thrown by Melvin. This marked the sixth time that he had been in either the co main event or the main event of a UFC Card. The two were scheduled to have a rematch at UFC Fight Night in March, 2014, but a knee injury forced Pearson off of the card. Melvin would instead face Michael "The Menace" Johnson on the same card. He would lose the fight by unanimous decision and would be cut from the UFC following the loss.

Guillard announced on April 8th of 2014, via Twitter, that he signed with WSOF. 


The Ultimate Fighter 2
Episode 2 Josh "The People's Warrior" Burkman def. Guillard by unanimous decision


 

Last updated 04.09.2014, 10:29 AM ET
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