Joe Lauzon vs Melvin Guillard Latest Addition To UFC 136The UFC fight announcements keep on coming. Lightweights Joe “J-Lau” Lauzon and Melvin “The Young Assassin” Guillard have agreed to face off in the latest addition to UFC 136 on October 8th in Houston, Texas. Lauzon announced the fight today and it was later acknowledged by the UFC.

Lauzon dropped two of his three fights in 2010, but he recently scored an impressive first-round submission victory over Curt “The War” Warburton at UFC Live 4 on June 26th. Guillard, meanwhile, is edging closer and closer to title contention with each fight and has won eight of his last nine bouts.

Lauzon (20-6-0) has been to a decision just one time in his pro career. With 16 submissions, he is primarily known for his ground game, which he used to dismantle Warburton three weeks ago. Lauzon has struggled in the past when facing elite fighters in the UFC’s lightweight division, but a victory over Guillard would immediately propel him into the title hunt at 155 pounds. Lauzon has only been stopped by strikes twice as a professional.

Guillard (52-9-3, 1 NC) was once an afterthought following a pair of UFC losses in 2007. He earned a win outside of the promotion and returned at UFC 86, where he knocked out current contender Dennis Siver in just 36 seconds. Since that time, the newly-refocused Guillard has put his training with Greg Jackson to good use and has tasted defeat just one time in the last three and a half years. Three of his last four fights have ended in knockout wins.

With a UFC Lightweight Championship trilogy bout between Frankie “The Answer” Edgar and Gray “The Bully” Maynard expected to headline the UFC 136 card, Lauzon and Guillard will be fighting to prove that they are deserving of a shot at the title in the future.

UFC 136 is targeted for October 8th at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.


UFC 136 Fight Card (to date; subject to change):

– Frankie “The Answer” Edgar vs Gray “The Bully” Maynard [UFC Lightweight Championship]
– Chael Sonnen vs “All American” Brian Stann
– Demian Maia vs Jorge “The Sandman” Santiago
– Joe “J-Lau” Lauzon vs Melvin “The Young Assassin” Guillard
– Dave “Pee-Wee” Herman vs Mike Russow
– Josh “The Fluke” Grispi vs Matt “The Real One” Grice



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