- Melvin Guillard was not permitted to fight at BKFC 31 in Colorado
- It’s the second time the 39-year-old was blocked from competing
Just when BKFC thought it could finally book Melvin Guillard a fight, the Colorado Office of Combative Sports and the Colorado Combative Sports Commission declared that the 39-year-old is not cleared to compete due to health concerns.
No action once again for Melvin
Guillard was slated to take on Evgeny Kurdanov at the upcoming BKFC 31 on Oct. 15 in Broomfield, Colorado. However, a Colorado Office of Combative Sports commission official confirmed Friday that “The Young Assassin” is “not currently licensed” to take part in any type of competition.
“Mr. Guillard is not currently licensed by the Colorado Office of Combative Sports and the scheduled Oct. 15 bout will not take place,” the commission official told MMA Fighting.
In an earlier post of MyMMANews, both the aforementioned commissions stated that Guillard will not be allowed to fight because they “value the safety” of all athletes competing in Colorado.
BREAKING: The Colorado Office of Combative Sports and Colorado Combative Sports Commission will not allow Melvin Guillard to compete at #BKFC31 – Statement: "We value the safety of all athletes in Colorado and after further research have decided to disallow this fight."
— MyMMANews (@MyMMANews) October 7, 2022
“We value the safety of all athletes in Colorado and after further research have decided to disallow this fight.”
This is the second consecutive time Guillard has been blocked to fight at BKFC. It can be recalled that last year, Guillard was set to face Ulysses Diaz at a BKFC event in Florida. However, the Florida Athletic Commission and the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports did not permit the former UFC fighter to participate as well.
A winless road
Guillard has not tasted a BKFC win since 2017. Prior to the two blocked fights, “The Young Assassin” was coming off an ugly seven-fight losing streak under the famous bare-knuckle promotion. Five of which, came by knockout with the latest being the vicious 59-second KO loss to his fellow ex-UFC veteran Joe Riggs at BKFC Montana last year.
Nothing is concrete yet as to what Guillard plans to do next. Let’s just hope to see him back in action sooner rather than later.