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Melvin Guillard

Born March 30, 1983 (1983-03-30) (age 26)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Other names The Young Assassin
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Reach 71.0 in (180 cm)
Style Wrestling, Muay Thai ,BJJ
Fighting out of Houston, Texas
Team Team Punishment
Boxing record
Total 2
Wins 0
Losses 1
By knockout 1
Draws 1
MMA record
Total 33
Wins 22
By knockout 13
By submission 3
Losses 8
By submission 7
By decision 1
Draws 2
No contests 1
Other information
Boxing record from Boxrec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Melvin Paul Guillard, Jr. (born March 30, 1983) is an American mixed martial artist (MMA) currently fighting at lightweight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He debuted with the company on The Ultimate Fighter 2 television series, losing in the first welterweight elimination bout to Josh Burkman. After years of hard work, Guillard finally received his blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ricco Rodriguez in 2008.[1]


MMA career

In 2005 Guillard fought against Roger Huerta. After Guillard took a competitive decision victory, the fight was ruled a no contest after Huerta appealed the commission making an accusation that Guillard was greasing between rounds.

Guillard later participated in The Ultimate Fighter 2, but was eliminated from the competition. Guillard returned at the season finale, defeating Marcus Davis by technical knockout. Fighting again at welterweight, Guillard lost his next fight, against Josh Neer, by triangle choke submission – which surprised many in attendance. Guillard seemed to control the fight until then, opening a large cut on Neer's forehead in the process.

When the lightweight division was reinstated at UFC 58, Guillard began to transition to the lighter weight class. He made his lightweight debut in the UFC at UFC 60, defeating Rick Davis by first round knockout. On September 23, 2006 Guillard fought former WEC lightweight champion Gabe Ruediger, at UFC 63. Guillard won the fight via KO with a body blow.

Guillard lost his fight against Rich Clementi at UFC 79 by rear-naked choke at 4:40 of the first round. Both before and after the bout there was heated trash talking and gesturing by both fighters.

Guillard was slated to fight Spencer Fisher at UFC 90 in Chicago on October 25, 2008, but was replaced by Shannon Gugerty due to a torn ACL.

Guillard defeated Gleison Tibau at TUF 9 Finale by split decision June 20, 2009 in a controversial fight where many had Tibau as the winner. Tibau scored numerous takedowns, but was unable to inflict much damage on the ground.

Guillard was defeated via guillotine choke by Nate Diaz on September 16, 2009 at UFC Fight Night 19.[2]

Guillard is expected to face Ronnys Torres on February 6, 2010 at UFC 109.[3]

Cocaine use

Guillard fought The Ultimate Fighter 2 winner Joe Stevenson in the main event at UFC Fight Night 9 on April 5, 2007 and was defeated by guillotine choke in only 27 seconds after being dropped by a jab from Stevenson. Guillard publicly accused Stevenson of using Human Growth Hormones (HGH), but was later found to have submitted a urine sample positive for cocaine. After the fight, the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended Guillard for eight months and fined him $2,100.[4]

Personal life

Guillard has a wife named Tache.[5]

MMA record

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Brazil Ronnys Torres UFC 109 2010-02-06 Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Loss 22–8–2(1) United States Nate Diaz Submission (Modified Guillotine Choke) UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard 2009-09-16 2 2:13 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US
Win 22–7–2(1) Brazil Gleison Tibau Decision (Split) UFC: The Ultimate Finale 9 2009-06-20 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Win 21–7–2(1) Germany Dennis Siver TKO (Punches) UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin 2008-07-05 1 0:36 Las Vegas, Nevada, US Won Knockout of the Night honors
Win 20–7–2(1) United States Eric Regan Decision (Unanimous) Rage in the Cage 105 2008-03-07 3 5:00 Phoenix, Arizona, US
Loss 19–7–2(1) United States Rich Clementi Submission (Rear Naked Choke) UFC 79: Nemesis 2007-12-29 1 4:40 Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Loss 19–6–2(1) United States Joe Stevenson Submission (Guillotine Choke) UFC Fight Night 9 2007-04-05 1 0:27 Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Win 19–5–2(1) United States Gabe Ruediger TKO (Punch to the Body) UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn 2006-09-23 2 1:01 Anaheim, California, US
Win 18–5–2(1) United States Rick Davis KO (Punch) UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie 2006-05-27 1 1:37 Los Angeles, California, US
Loss 17–5–2(1) United States Josh Neer Submission (Triangle Choke) UFC Fight Night 3 2006-01-16 1 4:20 Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Win 17–4–2(1) United States Marcus Davis TKO (Cut) The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale 2005-11-05 2 2:55 Las Vegas, Nevada, US
NC 16–4–2(1) United States Roger Huerta No Contest FFC 14 2005-03-05 3 N/A Biloxi, Mississippi, US
Win 16–4–2 United States Peter Kaljevic TKO FFC 14 2005-03-05 1 N/A Biloxi, Mississippi, US
Win 15–4–2 United States Darrell Smith TKO FFC 14 2005-03-05 1 N/A Biloxi, Mississippi, US
Win 14–4–2 United States Rob Emerson Decision (Split) RCF: Cold Hearted 2005-02-19 3 5:00 Biloxi, Mississippi, US
Loss 13–4–2 United States Santino Defranco Submission (Triangle Choke) ISCF: Domination at the DAC 2004-11-20 1 2:33 Atlanta, Georgia, US
Draw 13–3–2 United States LaVerne Clark Draw RCF: Dual in the Delta 2004-09-25 3 5:00 Tunica, Mississippi, US
Win 13–3–1 United States Angel Nievens Decision FFC 11: Explosion 2004-09-10 N/A N/A Biloxi, Mississippi, US
Loss 12–3–1 United States Ryan Stout Submission (Armbar) BONO 14 2004-07-10 1 N/A New Orleans, Louisiana, US
Draw 12–2–1 United States Lee King Draw BONO 13 2004-06-25 3 5:00 New Orleans, Louisiana, US
Win 12–2 United States Rich Miller [[TKO EC 58 2004-06-11 2 2:07 Medina, Minnesota, US
Win 11–2 United States Kyle Bradley TKO FFC 9 2004-05-14 1 4:20 Biloxi, Mississippi, US
Loss 10–2 United States Jake Short Decision (Unanimous) FFC 8 N/A N/A
Loss 10–1 Brazil Carlo Prater Submission (Choke) FFC 7 2003-12-19 1 2:32 Biloxi, Mississippi, US
Win 10–0 United States Justin Wieman Submission ISCF: Anarchy in August 2003-08-02 N/A N/A Atlanta, Georgia, US
Win 9–0 United States Kyle Bradley Submission (Armlock) FFC 6: No Love 2003-07-11 1 2:54
Win 8–0 United States Paul Purcell TKO AOW 2003-06-21 1 N/A Kalispell, Montana, US
Win 7–0 United States Alex Kronofsky KO BONO 6 2003-04-26 1 1:32 New Orleans, Louisiana, US
Win 6–0 United States Aaron Williams TKO FFC 5 2003-04-25 1 1:43 Biloxi, Mississippi, US
Win 5–0 United States Victor Estrada Submission (Armbar) BONO 5 2003-03-22 1 2:04 New Orleans, Louisiana, US
Win 4–0 United States Rod Ramirez TKO BONO 4 2003-02-15 2 0:32 New Orleans, Louisiana, US
Win 3–0 United States Joe Jordan Decision BONO 3 2003-01-18 N/A N/A New Orleans, Louisiana, US
Win 2–0 United States Jonathon Hargroder KO BONO 2 2002-12-21 1 0:31 New Orleans, Louisiana, US
Win 1–0 United States Calvin Martin Decision (Unanimous) BONO 1 2002-11-16 N/A N/A New Orleans, Louisiana, US


  1. ^ "Melvin Guillard, grounded but more than ready to stand up". 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2009-09-14.  
  2. ^ "UFC® Fight Night™ DIAZ vs GUILLARD". Retrieved 2009-07-08.  
  3. ^ "UFC 109: Ronnys Torres vs. Melvin Guillard". Retrieved 2009-10-24.  
  4. ^ "NSAC Suspends Guillard for Cocaine Use". Sherdog. May 10, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-12.  
  5. ^ "Guillard Comes Back from the Depths to Start a New Chapter". 2009-06-17. Retrieved 2009-06-17.  

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