Melvin Guillard Takes on Shane Roller in a Lightweight Bout at UFC 132


Melvin Guillard

Melvin Guillard

UFC 132 hasn’t even been announced yet, much less having a date or location, but fights are being made for the summer card. The first being lightweight title contender Melvin Guillard taking on former WEC title hopeful Shane Roller.

The UFC announced the new bout on Monday.

“Both of these guys are coming off of Knockout of the Night winning performances,” said UFC president Dana White.

Guillard is coming off possibly his biggest career win to date after knocking out Evan Dunham in the main event of UFC Fight for the Troops 2 in January.

The Team Jackson fighter is currently riding a four fight win streak, and Guillard has made his intentions known that he wants to fight for the UFC lightweight title in 2011. For now however, he’ll face Roller at UFC 132.

Roller gets his second fight in the UFC after knocking out Thiago Tavares in his Octagon debut at UFC on Versus 3 in Louisville, Ky.

A former NCAA All-American wrestler from Oklahoma State, Roller was at one time on the cusp of battling for the WEC lightweight title. If he can get past Guillard, he will get a lot closer to a title shot in the UFC.

The lightweights will face off at UFC 132, which as previously stated, has yet to be formally announced by the promotion, although it is widely expected to take place on July 2 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.


Damon Martin is the lead staff writer and radio host for MMAWeekly.com.
Follow
@DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon a question or comment.


Follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.


view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

This is the UFC 182 live blog for Donald Cerrone vs. Myles Jury, a lightweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday nightCerrone, who has won five read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 13 views

Headlined by a featherweight title bout between Patricio Freire and Daniel Straus, Bellator 132’s lineup is now complete with the addition of seven preliminary bouts. Bellator 132 takes place at the read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 3 views

A lightweight bout between Sam Stout and Ross Pearson is set to take place at UFC 185. UFC Tonight announced that the fight has been confirmed by the UFC, and it will take place on March 14 at the Am read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 0 views

The lineup for the UFC’s return to Dallas continues to grow with the addition of a lightweight scrap. Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 views

Who says you can't go home again? Despite a fairly successful run in the 145-pound weight class, where he is ranked No. 6, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fan favorite Dustin Poirier is moving b read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 views

This is the UFC Fight Night 59 live blog for Norman Parke vs. Gleison Tibau, a lightweight bout at Sunday night's UFC event at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass.Parke, who is 4-0-1 over his past five fig read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 9 views

This is the UFC Fight Night 59 live blog for Donald Cerrone vs. Benson Henderson, a lightweight bout at Sunday night's UFC event at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass.Cerrone, who has won six straight fig read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 0 views

The UFC announced lightweight match-ups between Masvidal vs. Green and Chiesa vs. Clarke for their upcoming show in Virginia. A pair of intriguing lightweight matches has been placed on the UFC Fight read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 0 views

The UFC has announced that Irish lightweight Joe Duffy will debut for the organization against Vagner Rocha at UFC 185.The event takes place Saturday, March 14 in Dallas, Texas. Joe Duffy, 26, debuts read news >>