THIAGO TAVARES VS. MELVIN GUILLARD AT UFC 101
With UFC 101 still several months away the promotion has already started to put together some of the match-ups on the card. On Monday, MMAWeekly.com confirmed that a lightweight bout between Thiago Tavares and Melvin Guillard would be added to the show.
The bout was confirmed by sources close to the fight who indicated the fight has been agreed to on the date of Aug 8 with bout agreements to follow shortly.
Thiago Tavares steps into UFC 101 with a record inside the Octagon of 4-3 with his last fight being a victory over former "Ultimate Fighter" competitor, Manny Gamburyan, at UFC 94 in January.
The American Top Team fighter will look to find footing in a very crowded lightweight division as he takes on the very heavy handed Guillard in what will likely be a preliminary fight on the card.
Melvin Guillard will return in August and at that point will have been out of action for over a year with his last fight coming in July 2008 in a win over German fighter, Dennis Siver.
The former "Ultimate Fighter" season 2 competitor was slated to face Brazilian, Ronnys Torres, at the upcoming UFC Fight Night show in April, but an injury befell his opponent and Guillard was removed from the card all together.
Now the Louisiana native returns to fight another very tough Brazilian product in Thiago Tavares.
A battle of 2 of the most overrated LWs in the UFC. Why they keep giving the second coming of Kevin Randleman a chance is beyond me. With this guy if it ain't greasing it's cocaine use. Hopefull the loser gets his walking papers and that's one less deadweight to worry about in the LW division.