Melvin Guillard was on TUF back went it meant something. But he never made it past gate-keeper status in the UFC, and now he’s in Bellator trying to ride out his career in a league that will likely maximize his penchant for thrills.
Those thrills come quickly when he meets Derek Campos in the cage, as the two swing wildly and blast each other in the opening seconds of their Bellator 149 bout. But a clash of heads and some leather to the dome has Guillard stumbling, and Campos takes him down easily and works some intermittent ground a pound. This goes one for a couple minutes, and then they’re back on their feet, Guillard picking and choosing his punches now instead of blazing away recklessly. The round ends with each man throwing one hard strike and then defending – I guess they don’t want to get knocked out now, eh?
Campos comes out in Round 2 with a far better grasp of his range, and this time around he starts tagging Guillard against the cage and doesn’t stop until the ref jumps in. It was an exciting shootout, and sadly “The Young Assassin” came up short.
Result: Derek Campos def. Melvin Guillard via TKO (Punches) at :32, R2