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Melvin Guillard vs Mike Bronzoulis Added to Bellator: Shamrock vs. Gracie

Melvin Guillard vs Mike Bronzoulis Added to Bellator: Shamrock vs. Gracie

The third act in the career of Melvin Guillard will continue its run this February, as the “Young Assassin” returns to action for Bellator MMA.

Guillard, who suffered a broken hand in a split decision loss to Brandon Girtz at his promotional debut back in August, will face Mike Bronzoulis at the Bellator: Shamrock vs. Gracie mega-event on February 19 in Houston.

The announcement was made by Bellator President Scott Coker last night:

The 32 year old Guillard is 32-15-2 (with two no contests) in a wildly “up-and-down” MMA career.

After rising through the local circuits of his native Louisiana in the early 2000’s, “The Young Assassin” enjoyed a strong run with the UFC beginning in 2005. In July of 2011, he scored his fifth straight win in the promotion with a knockout of Shane Roller, bringing his record to 29-8-1 (with one contest). But he struggled to keep momentum, and was cut from the promotion in 2014. A disastrous run with World Series of Fighting followed, where Guillard failed to make weight in two straight bouts.

Mike Bronzoulis, who is coincidentally known as “The Greek Assassin,” is a native of Houston, Texas and will likely enjoy his hometown crowd’s support. He is 18-9-1 in MMA, and was last seen at Bellator’s Dynamite event, where he lost to Josh Thompson via submission.

Bellator: Shamrock vs. Gracie will be televised on Spike TV. Here is the updated card:

Bellator MMA Openweight Main Event: Ken Shamrock (28-16-2) vs. Royce Gracie (14-2-3)

Bellator MMA Heavyweight Main Event: Kimbo Slice (5-2) vs. Dada 5000 (2-0)

Bellator MMA Featherweight Feature Bout: Emmanuel Sanchez (12-2) vs. Daniel Pineda (21-11)

Bellator MMA Lightweight Feature Bout: Melvin Guillard (32-15-2) vs. Mike Bronzoulis (18-9-1)


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