Melvin Guillard missed weight but put on an exciting show at WSOF 11. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
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 Donald Cerrone.
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 make noise.”view original article >>
Check out the results and live video stream for the UFC Fight Night 117 early and official weigh-ins.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
Mizuto Hirota was the last fighter to weigh in today for UFC Fight Night 117, and once he finally made it to the scale, it wasn’t pretty.Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>
Some folks complained about the stoppage in Gokhan Saki’s first-round KO at UFC Fight Night 117. UFC President Dana White was not one of them.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
If you think kickboxing legend Gökhan Saki's fight was stopped too early, just walk away. That's basically the message from UFC president Dana White, who addressed those that felt criticized Saki's f read news >>
PFL, the successor to WSOF, will close out its abbreviated 2017 campaign with a charity event that features some familiar names.Filed under: News, PFL read news >>
After a split-decision loss to champ Eduardo Dantas to kick off his Bellator run, Leandro Higo believes a win over Joe Taimanglo at Bellator 184 could help get him to another title shot.Filed under: read news >>
MMAjunkie is reporting live from the early and official UFC 216 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT local time).Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
LAS VEGAS — The main event title fight at UFC 216 is in jeopardy following the early-weigh-ins from Las Vegas. Main event fighter Kevin Lee waited until the deadline at 11 a.m. local time to step on read news >>
Kevin Lee missed weight at the UFC 216 Official Weigh-in on Friday. read news >>
Kevin Lee missed weight on his initial attempt for UFC 216. Watch live as we wait for him to return to the scale. read news >>