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

Video: Watch emotions run high in first UFC win for UFC Fight Night 101's Jason Knight

  • 13 days ago
  • 13 views

Back in July, the UFC on FOX 20 card in Chicago got a barnburner of a featherweight bout that wound up taking “Fight of the Night” honors. Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Eric Shelton says he's fighting fellow 'TUF 24' semifinalist Alexandre Pantoja at UFC on FOX 23

  • 9 days ago
  • 15 views

A flyweight bout between “The Ultimate Fighter 24” cast members Alexandre Pantoja and Eric Shelton is one of the first additions to January’s UFC on FOX 23 lineup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Lombard vs. Tavares, Lauzon vs. Held among UFC on FOX 23 additions

  • 6 days ago
  • 10 views

Next month’s UFC on FOX 23 lineup has three new additions.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Lombard vs. Tavares, Cottrell vs. Gonzalez added among UFC on FOX 23 additions (Updated)

  • 6 days ago
  • 4 views

Next month’s UFC on FOX 23 lineup has three new additions.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Speed Bag: Can we agree to agree on this MMA fighters' association?

  • 5 days ago
  • 10 views

So, where does the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association – or the MMAAA for short – go from here?Filed under: Bellator, Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC on FOX 23 Event Page and Fight Card | MMAWeekly.com

  • 5 days ago
  • 7 views

Information for UFC on FOX 23 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on January 28, 2017. read news >>

Who Really Won Joseph Benavidez vs. Henry Cejudo? Check Out the Scorecard | MMAWeekly.com

  • 2 days ago
  • 163 views

Did you agree with the judges on the Joseph Benavidez vs. Henry Cejudo fight? Check out the official scorecard and make your opinion know. read news >>

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Julianna Pena headlines UFC on FOX 23 in Denver

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 views

A key matchup that could very well determine the next contender for the UFC women’s bantamweight title has been booked for January.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Ryan Bader Mauls Rogerio Nogueira (UFC Sao Paulo Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 days ago
  • 6 views

(Video courtesy of UFC on FOX | Viewing may be limited by broadcast rights restrictions) Watch the highlights from the UFC Sao Paulo main event between light heavyweights Ryan Bader and Rogerio Nogui read news >>

Cole Miller vs. Mizuto Hirota joins UFC on FOX 22 lineup

  • 17 days ago
  • 9 views

Next month’s UFC on FOX 22 lineup has its 13th matchup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>