Melvin Guillard

All Fighters on Weight for UFC Fight Night 19


Nate Diaz. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The official weigh-in results for tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night 19 event, which takes place at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, are below. All fighters successfully made weight.

Headlining UFC Fight Night 19 will be a lightweight clash between “Ultimate Fighter 5” winner Nate Diaz and colorful striker and fellow “TUF” alumnus Melvin Guillard as well as Roger Huerta’s potential final UFC bout against standout wrestler Gray Maynard.

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Quick Hits: UFC Fight Fight 19, Hague-Duffee, Gomi-Oliveira & More


Takanori Gomi. Photo property of PRIDE FC Worldwide.

- Bouts featuring Nate Diaz vs. Melvin Guillard and Gray Maynard vs. Roger Huerta will headline UFC Fight Night 19 on September 16 in Oklahoma City. The event will act as a lead in to The Ultimate Fighter 10 featuring Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson. [UFC.com]

- Keeping with the theme of UFC Fight Night 19, The Ultimate Fighter veterans Nate Quarry and Time Credeur will lock horns in a middleweight affair on the Sept. 16 card. [MMAWeekly.com]

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The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale Live Results

We will be going live at 7:00 PM ET with live results of “The Ultimate Fighter: U.S. vs. U.K. Finale”, which takes place at the Pearl at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. The show’s main card will be televised live in North America starting at 9 PM ET on Spike TV.

The event will be headlined by an anticipated lightweight matchup between Diego Sanchez and Clay Guida. Past “Ultimate Fighter” winners Joe Stevenson and Nate Diaz will also clash on the main card.

Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments throughout the afternoon and evening. Detailed live results are after the jump.

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Fight Announcements: Griffin-Silva, Guillard-Tavares Set for UFC 101 & More


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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin will make a long-awaited return to action at UFC 101, which could take place on August 8 in Portland, Oregon. Griffin ended up falling in his first light heavyweight title defense to Rashad Evans at UFC 92 and has been recovering from a broken hand ever since. Silva meanwhile, suffered his first professional loss when he was knocked out by Lyoto Machida at UFC 94 in January. [MMA Junkie]

Colorful “Ultimate Fighter” alumnus Melvin Guillard will fight for the first time in over a year at UFC 101. His opponent will likely be Brazilian grappler Thiago Tavares, who is coming off a decision win over Manny Gamburyan at UFC 94. Both fighters have reportedly agreed to the fight and bout agreements are expected to be sent out shortly. [MMA Weekly]

Another matchup pitting together notable UFC veterans has reportedly been added to The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale on June 20 as longtime veteran Chris Lytle will likely face off against Kevin Burns. Lytle recently fell to Marcus Davis in a “Fight of the Night” effort at UFC 93 in January while Burns suffered a highlight-reel knockout loss to Anthony Johnson in his last outing. [MMA Weekly]

Morning News and Notes: Horodecki Off Affliction Card, Yvel Cleared & More


Chris Horodecki. Photo courtesy of the International Fight League.

Here are your daily news and notes for the morning of January 22, 2009.

- Former IFL lightweight standout Chris Horodecki has been forced out of his scheduled bout against Dan Lauzon at Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning” show this weekend after failing his medical tests under the watch of the California State Athletic Commission due to a bulging disk in his neck. According to Sherdog.com, the injury is restricting 80% of the strength in Horodecki’s right arm and the CSAC has refused to license him for the fight. Affliction officials are currently searching for a replacement opponent for Lauzon are expected to make a decision at some point today.

- Gilbert Yvel, infamously known for assaulting referees and misbehaving during fights, has officially been released to fight Josh Barnett at Saturday’s Affliction show. CSAC represenative Bill Douglas is comparing Yvel’s licensing process to the struggles that Mike Kyle and Kazushi Sakuraba went through before being permitted to fight in the state in the past. Yvel will also apparently be under a very watchful eye when he fights, as if he wasn’t going to be already.

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Quote of the Day: Noons Shoots Down UFC Rumors


K.J. Noons. Photo by Esther Lin/EliteXC.

“It would be a great match-up, but those are all rumors. I don’t know how they get started.”

Former EliteXC lightweight champion K.J. Noons tells MMA Junkie that the unsubstantiated rumors that popped up yesterday stating that he was set to sign with the UFC and would be fighting Melvin Guillard at UFC Fight Night 18 in April are untrue.

Speaking of Guillard, Tatame.com is reporting that the colorful striker will actually be taking on UFC newcomer Ronnys Torres at the event.

Evening News and Notes - Sept. 16, 2008


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Here’s a little mix of news and notes that we missed over the past few days…

Jackson-Silva III Likely for UFC 91

Amidst lingering rumors that the two were set to rematch later this year, it seems that former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will reportedly indeed take on longtime PRIDE middleweight title holder Wanderlei Silva at UFC 91 on November 15 according to MMA Junkie.

Sources within the Wolfslair camp, which Jackson recently joined after parting ways with trainer Juanito Ibarra, have said that Jackson has agreed to the fight and has already begun training. Attempts to contact Wolfslair co-owner Anthony McGann for confirmation by MMA on Tap were unsuccessful.

Jackson and Silva have fought on two separate occasions and Silva was victorious in both fighters. Silva stopped Jackson with strikes in the first round of their original meeting at PRIDE Final Conflict 2003 and then scored a second-round knockout of him at PRIDE 28 four years ago.

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Report: Gugerty Replaces Guillard at UFC 90


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City Boxing product Shannon Gugerty will reportedly replace former “Ultimate Fighter” cast member Melvin Guillard against veteran Spencer Fisher at UFC 90 on October 25 according to a report from Sherdog.com.

Fisher and Guillard had verbally agreed to meet at the event early last month, but Guillard has now been pulled off of the card for unknown reasons. According to Fisher, UFC officials went through 3-4 possible opponents before settling on Gugerty.

Fisher bounced back from a disappointing decision loss to Frankie Edgar at UFC 78 last year to win a hard-fought unanimous decision over fellow midwestern product Jeremy Stephens at The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale in June. The win was Fisher’s sixth career victory inside the confines of the UFC.

Gugerty was victorious in his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 15 on July 19, where he submitted fellow newcomer Dale Hartt with a rear naked choke in the first round. Gugerty, who has fought primarily in San Diego’s Total Combat organization, is 1-1 in career bouts against WEC featherweight Cub Swanson.

Report: Fisher-Guillard Set for UFC 90


Spencer Fisher. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

A lightweight bout between divisional contenders Spencer Fisher and Melvin Guillard is reportedly scheduled to take place at the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s inaugural event in the city of Chicago - UFC 90: Silva vs. Cote, which will emanate from the Allstate Arena on October 25th.

Fisher is said to have confirmed the bout with MMAWeekly.com at this past weekend’s International Mixed Martial Arts Convention in California. Although the fight is yet to be officially signed, bout agreements have apparently been sent out and are expected to be signed and returned later this week.

Fisher bounced back from a disappointing decision loss to Frankie Edgar at UFC 78 last year to win a hard-fought unanimous decision over fellow midwestern product Jeremy Stephens at The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale in June. The win was Fisher’s sixth career victory inside the confines of the UFC.

Guillard was victorious in his return to the UFC after taking a brief hiatus to sharpen his skills in smaller shows, needed only 36 seconds to stop German prospect Dennis Siver at UFC 86 last month. It was Guillard’s second straight win and also snapped a two-fight UFC losing steak he was suffering from.

UFC 86 Results

Forrest Griffin def. Quinton Jackson - Unanimous Decision
Patrick Cote def. Ricardo Almeida - Split Decision
Joe Stevenson def. Gleison Tibau - Submission (guillotine choke)
Josh Koscheck def. Chris Lytle - Unanimous Decision
Gabriel Gonzaga def. Justin McCully - Submission (americana)
Cole Miller def. Jorge Gurgel - Submission (triangle choke)
Melvin Guillard def. Dennis Siver - TKO
Justin Buchholz def. Corey Hill - Submission (rear naked choke)

Update Jul 6 7:45pm: Adding post-fight video reaction.

First, Forrest Griffin:

Others after the jump.

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