It only took Donald Cerrone (18-4 MMA, 5-1 UFC) one day to have an opponent step up and take a fight against him in Denver, CO for UFC 150 on Aug. 11. That challenger is none other than “The Young Assassin,” Melvin Guillard (47-11-3 MMA, 11-6 UFC). The two are set to face off at the Pepsi Center in the co-main event to the lightweight title fight between Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar.
Cerrone has looked good in his last bout, taking out Jeremy Stephens on the rebound to a decision loss to top contender Nate Diaz. Prior to the loss the kickboxing specialist had hammered out six straight wins, starting with Jamie Varner at WEC 51.
The fast handed Guillard had many questioning his abilities as he dropped back-to-back losses to Joe Lauzon and Jim Miller. Fortunately we saw a once again re-invented, more patient Guillard defeating Fabricio Camoes at UFC 148 via unanimous decision. Prior to the losses, Guillard had been mentioned as a contender with five straight impressive victories.
Both men will be looking to reclaim a top five status with a victory in front o the Colorado crowd on Aug. 11.