There will come a time when Melvin Guillard will be called ‘The Middle-Aged Assassin’, but at the segment of time that we’re all inhabiting, Guillard retains his nickname as ‘The Young Assassin’ and tonight at UFC Fight for the Troops 2, he temporarily disrupted Evan Dunham’s consciousness in just over two minutes in the first round. Crisp striking, lighting-fast foot movement and unpredictable levels — damn those Greg Jackson fighters are so boring.
Once Guillard had Dunham rocked, he sprayed him with an immeasurable about of strikes and eventually finished off the fight with a knee (along with a slightly illegal one towards the end of the flurry) to grab a his fourth consecutive win. After the fight, Guillard got on the microphone and said he will hold the UFC lightweight belt by the end of 2011 and no later than 2012. Great, now even Melvin Guillard knows the world will end in 2012. Bummer.
Huge congratulations goes out to Melvin Guillard on his Knock-Out of the Night bonus, and hopefully everyone will remember the following statement and exactly where they heard it from: Takanori Gomi vs. Melvin Guillard sometime in 2011. That is all.