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.


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