It didn’t take long for Melvin Guillard to find a new home to showcase his skills. The long-time former UFC mainstay, who was recently cut after a loss at Fight Night 37 in England against Michael Johnson, has inked a multi-fight deal with the World Series of Fighting promotion. Guillard is a veteran of 48 career fights and has recorded 31 victories including 20 by knockout.
During his lengthy octagon tenure, Guillard established himself as one of the biggest punchers in the lightweight division but was plagued by inconsistency. “The Young Assassin” originally joined the UFC back in Season 2 of The Ultimate Fighter and fought a whopping 22 times for the promotion. He earned a handful of Knockout and Fight of the Night bonuses along the way. Guillard registered notable knockout victories over Dennis Siver, Evan Dunham and Mac Danzig. He’s struggled recently though going just 2-5-1 in his last eight bouts.
Guillard is happy to begin a new chapter in his MMA career and is hoping to prove he can be one of the top 155-pound competitors in WSOF. Given his proven track record it likely won’t take more than an impressive victory or two for Guillard to be vaulted into the title picture.
The 31-year-old Guillard still believes he’s got plenty of fight left in him and WSOF officials are delighted to have added the veteran to bolster their 155-pound division. Justin Gaethje is the current WSOF champion and has a July defense scheduled against Nick Newell. Guillard is expected to make his debut in the organization this summer.
Rick LaFitte is an MMA Writer for Rant Sports