Melvin Guillard missed weight but put on an exciting show at
WSOF 11. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Guillard made his
World Series of Fighting debut in impressive fashion on
Saturday, defeating Gesias
Cavalcante via technical knockout.
The victory served as a sort of redemption for Guillard, who
weighed in at 157.2 pounds for the lightweight contest at WSOF
11. This was only the second time Guillard had missed weight in
his nearly 12-year MMA career, the first instance coming at UFC 150
in August 2012, when Guillard was overweight for a fight with
During an interview following his second-round victory against
“JZ,” Guillard shed some light on the reason that he missed the
required mark of 156 pounds.
“My only miscue was missing weight by a pound, and as a
professional, I take full responsibility for that,” Guillard said.
“But, at the same time, we had a super early weigh-in, and if I had
that last bit of extra time, it would have been a non-issue.”
With the victory over Cavalcante, the “Young Assassin” pushed his
record to 2-3 with 1 no-contest in his last six fights. At the age
of 31, Guillard has new life in the WSOF.
“I went out there and had a hell of a debut. He even got me on the
ground and I got back up and handled business. I’ve got a black
belt in knocking people out. I’m excited to be here with WSOF and
this is only the beginning,” Guillard said. “I’m gonna take that
strap, and become the face of this organization, watch. I’m here to
Gaethje running roughshod over Nick Newell
in the evening’s main event, a few more victories from Guillard
could lead to a title shot sooner rather than later.