Melvin Guillard edges Jeremy Stephens via a Split DecisionPosted on September 25, 2010, 09:46 PM by Anton Gurevich
Greg Jackson's Academy product Melvin "The Young Assassin" Guillard defeated Jeremy Stephans via Split Decision, in the main card opener of UFC 119 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The fight took place mostly in stand-up, with Guillard being the precise striker of the night. Despite the striking nature of the bout, none of the fighters managed to seriously trouble each other, going to the judges scorecards after three five minute rounds.
Guillard improved his MMA record to 25-8-2 overall and 8-4 in the UFC. It was a third consecutive victory for Melvin Guillard since losing to Nate Diaz one year ago, on September 16th.