Former UFC lightweight veteran Melvin’s Guillard’s struggles to make weight in World Series of Fighting (WSOF) continued at today’s (Fri., November 14, 2014) WSOF 15 weigh-ins from Tampa, Florida.
After missing weight prior to his WSOF 11 win over Gesias Cavalcante, Guillard came in at a hefty 158.8 pounds for his WSOF 15 title fight against Justin Gaethje.
Guillard had two hours to make the required title fight limit of 155 pounds, but wasn’t able to come close to 155 pounds, weighing in at 158.6 pounds on his second try. The bout has now turned into a three round non-title affair.
According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Gaethje requested 50 percent of Guillard’s purse, a lofty number to which “The Young Assassin” agreed to:
According to source, the 50 percent of Guillard’s purse was requested by an upset Justin Gaethje. Source says Guillard agreed to it.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) November 14, 2014
WSOF President Ali Abdel-Aziz promptly said Guillard would immediately go to welterweight for his next bout with the promotion.
Featuring a middleweight title fight between champion David Branch and Yushin Okami, WSOF 15 will go down tomorrow night (Sat., November 15, 2014) from the Sundome in Tampa.
Here are the full WSOF weigh-in results:
185 lbs.: David Branch (184.0) vs. Yushin Okami (183.0)
155 lbs.: Justin Gaethje (154.8) vs. Melvin Guillard (158.8)*
115 lbs.: Jessica Aguilar (115.0) vs. Kalindra Faria (114.8)
155 lbs.: Jorge Patino (154.0) vs. Eric Reynolds (155.4)
*Guillard will have two additional hours to make the required limit of 155 pounds.
155 lbs.: Ryan Keenan (155.4) vs. Jose Cortez (155.4)
145 lbs.: Troy Gerhart (144.6) vs. Anderson Hutchinson (146.0)
155 lbs.: Tony Way (153.4) vs. Frederico Moncaio (155.6)
180 lbs.: Maurice Salmon (179.6) vs. Javier Torres (179.0)
185 lbs.: Hector Ochoa (185.0) vs. Robert Reed (185.4)
185 lbs.: Joe Johnson (183.0) vs. Reggie Pena (183.6)
155 lbs.: Josh Zuckerman (158.4) vs. Matt Frevola (154.6)*
*It is unknown how long Zuckerman will have to make weight.