UFC Fighter Profile - Melvin Guillard
Its hard to believe
that Guillard is still only 23, he has a ton of fight experience
already. Melvin was in TUF 2 and showed early glimpses of
the incredible talent he possesses. He is currently fighting in
the lightweight (155) class where he will hold a strength
advantage over most fighters.
From a betting
standpoint, Melvin is a complicated fighter. His
combination of strength, speed and quickness is incredible and
makes him appear unbeatable. But... he has lapses where
his opponents gain an advantage and end up defeating him.
It hard to trust him to win any fight, but it is also difficult
to bet against him.
explosive striking with both his punching and kicks, his body
blow knockout of Gabe Ruediger demonstrated how potent his
striking can be. He is strong enough to control most
fighters in the clinch where he can work his Muay Thai
effectively. His wrestling is solid but not great.
Melvin's best chance for victory is to remain standing.
It almost appears
that he loses interest as the fight hits the mat, Melvin has
been submitted several times by inferior fighters. He
needs to improve his focus and submission defense.
Guillard's level of competition has been somewhat weak. He
will need to tighten up his game as he starts moving up in
Remember, he is young
and very capable of putting it all together at any point in
time. A solid win over a quality opponent might be all it
takes for Melvin to be a very serious title contender.