GuillardTibau537TUF9UFC on Fox 8 marks the promotion’s return to Seattle, and now the July 27 event has its first bout.

UFC officials on Wednesday announced that verbal agreements are in place for Melvin Guillard to face Mac Danzig in a lightweight match-up at UFC on Fox 8.

Guillard (30-12-2) has gone through a rough patch recently, winning just one of his last five fights. He is coming off of back-to-back losses to Jamie Varner and former training partner Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.

Guillard recently left the Blackzilian team in Florida, initially intending to return to Greg Jackson’s camp. That didn’t work out, so now Guillard is at the Grudge Training Center in Denver.

Danzig (21-10-1) is another fighter that needs to get some momentum going.

He is just 4-6 in the Octagon since winning TUF 6 and has alternated between wins and losses over the past three years. Danzig is coming off of a split decision loss to Takanori Gomi at UFC on Fuel TV 6 in China.

With the UFC clamping down on its roster lately, there is less and less room for error in the Octagon, putting some added pressure on Guillard and Danzig.

UFC on Fox 8 takes place on July 27 at the KeyArena in Seattle.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC 200: The Best Under-the-Radar Storylines at the UFC's Gala July Event

  • 25 days ago
  • 7 views

It has been hard to get a word in edgewise so far. Granted, UFC 200 is still a bit more than two months away, but to date most of the pre-fight attention has been swallowed up by one or two main stor read news >>

Holly Holm Possible UFC on FOX 20 Headliner; Gilbert Melendez vs. Edson Barboza Announced

  • 24 days ago
  • 32 views

UFC on FOX 20 received a bout pitting Gilbert Melendez vs. Edson Barboza, and could also include Holly Holm and Anthony Johnson's next fights. read news >>

Holly Holm, Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson to Return on Stacked UFC on Fox 20

  • 23 days ago
  • 61 views

UFC on Fox 20 went from empty to absolutely packed with a series of fight announcements on Wednesday night. The headliner? An interesting striker vs. striker matchup between former women's bantamweig read news >>

Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira Clash Signed for UFC on FOX 20

  • 23 days ago
  • 27 views

Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira will meet at UFC on FOX 20 in a light heavyweight battle that should determine the next championship challenger. read news >>

Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko Will Main Event UFC Fight Night in July

  • 20 days ago
  • 7 views

It's been confirmed Holly Holm will make her return to the Octagon on July 23, and she is scheduled to headline a UFC Fight Night event in Chicago, where she'll take on Valentina Shevchenko. Fox Spor read news >>

Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko Official as UFC on FOX 20 Headliner

  • 20 days ago
  • 8 views

A women's bantamweight clash between Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko will headline UFC on FOX 20. read news >>

Sioux Falls and Chicago Headliners Announced

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 views

The summer of UFC continues to heat up, with two July shows getting intriguing main events that were announced Sunday. Just four days after UFC 200, the Octagon will set down in Sioux Falls, South read news >>

T.J. Dillashaw and Raphael Assuncao Rematch Booked for UFC 200

  • 18 days ago
  • 20 views

Former bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw returns to the cage on July 9 in a rematch against Raphael Assuncao at UFC 200. UFC officials announced the matchup on Tuesday. read news >>

Demetrious Johnson, UFC Agree on New Contract: Details, Comments, Reaction

  • 12 days ago
  • 62 views

Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has agreed to a new eight-fight contract with UFC, ensuring he'll continue his dominant title run with the company. As shared by Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com read news >>

Demetrious Johnson, UFC Agree on New Contract: Details, Comments, Reaction

  • 12 days ago
  • 4 views

Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has agreed to a new eight-fight contract with UFC, ensuring he'll continue his dominant title run with the company. As shared by Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com read news >>