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melvin guillard

Melvin Guillard’s most recent appearance for World Series of Fighting was a lightweight championship match vs. Justin Gaethje.

But if “The Young Assassin” has his way, it will also be his last.

Guillard, appearing on Submission Radio recently, discussed his issues with the promotion and those that run it.

“I’m on my way out the door from World Series most likely,” he said. “I might even pit stop in Bellator because right now, Bellator, from what I’m seeing, I hear they’re taking care of their guys and they’re paying the guys pretty decent.”

The former UFC fighter was fined for missing weight vs. Gaethje in November. He lost via split decision, dropping his overall record to 32-14-2.

“Ali (Abdelaziz, WSOF official) didn’t man up and follow his promise, and you know right now, it’s a little bit personal to me,” Guillard said. “I’m going to let them know how I feel, for when you (expletive) over Melvin Guillard and not give him what he asked for after he swallows his pride and takes a fight and let’s them take 50-percent.”

Guillard’s last UFC fight came in 2014 when he fell via decision to Michael Johnson. Overall, he’s gone 2-4 with one no-contest since 2012, including losses to Donald Cerrone and Jamie Varner.

“To be honest, instead of being the World Series of Fighting champion, I’d rather be in the UFC just fighting in the Top-10 and probably never becoming the UFC world champion; if I had that option,” he said. “Sometimes I tear up watching that (the UFC). And the sad part I think about was how they released me.”

will brooks

Will Brooks makes the first official title defense of his reign, taking on Dave Jansen this Friday night at Bellator 136 with the lightweight belt on the line.

Set for the Bren Events Center in Irvine, California, Brooks (15-1) is coming off two straight wins over Michael Chandler. Jansen (20-2) will try to earn his first belt in the promotion.

Other Spike TV main card fights include Joe Schilling vs. Rafael Carvalho, Marcin Held vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy and Alexander Volkov vs. Tony Johnson.

The card starts online with prelims at 7 p.m. ET, while the main card begins at 9 p.m. ET.

Check out the complete lineup below:

MAIN CARD (Spike TV/9 p.m. ET)

Bellator Lightweight Championship
Will Brooks (c) vs. Dave Jansen

Middleweight: Joe Schilling vs. Rafael Carvalho

Lightweight: Marcin Held vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy

Heavyweight: Alexander Volkov vs. Tony Johnson

PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com/7 p.m. ET)

Flyweight: Fabricio Guerreiro vs. John Teixeira

Lightweight: Saad Awad vs. Rob Sinclair

Middleweight: Joey Beltran vs. Brian Rogers

Welterweight: John Mercurio vs. Greg Parker

Featherweight: Jay Bogan vs. Justin Governale

Featherweight: Marcos Bonilla vs. A.J. McKee

Flyweight: Jonathan Santa Maria vs. Steve Ramirez

Middleweight: Chris Herrera vs. Luc Bondole

Bantamweight: Chad George vs. Mark Vorgeas

Catchweight: Cleber Luciano vs. Aaron Miller

ufc 186

We all know what kind of skills UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson brings inside the Octagon.

But what about his challenger at UFC 186, Kyoji Horiguchi?

Well, check out the below videos to see both Johnson – vs. Chris Cariaso – and Horiguchi – taking on Jon Delos Reyes – in action from previous fights.

ufc fight night 63

Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of UFC Fight Night 63: Mendes vs. Lamas.

Today’s card comes to us from the Patriot Center on the George Mason University campus in Norfolk, Virginia.

All 10 bouts air live on FOX Sports 1, and we’ll have complete play-by-play coverage of all the action.

In the main event, former featherweight title contenders Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas square off in a five-round battle. Also, Jorge Masvidal and Al Iaquinta meet in the co-main event, along with Michael Chiesa vs. Mitch Clarke, Julianna Pena vs. Milana Dudieva, Clay Guida vs. Robbie Peralta and Dustin Poirier vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira.

On the prelims, a pair of former title contenders are set for action, with Liz Carmouche tackling Lauren Murphy and Gray Maynard facing Alexander Yavovlev.

PRELIMINARY CARD

Ron Stallings vs. Justin Jones

We begin the action in the middleweight division, as Justin Jones (3-1) battles Ron Stallings (12-7).

Round 1: Jones comes right out after Stallings and is pressing the action. They clinch against the fence, and Jones begins imposing his will. Stallings with another body kick and he’s hurt him. Jones is stuck against the fence and Stallings is going all-in. Several of the big shots, though, are being blocked and he’s also showing excellent countering. All of a sudden, Jones has survived and he scores a takedown. Stallings secures a quick guillotine from his back, but Jones is able to slip out.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Stallings

Round 2: Cut has opened under the eye of Stallings, in the same area where Uriah Hall opened him up. Stallings doing a much better job with his striking, still looking for the same body kick that he landed in the first. Jones attempting to turn this into a brawl, but the superior skills and experience of Stallings will not allow for it.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Stallings

Round 3: Stallings is keeping this one on the feet, as Jones continues to work for a takedown. However, he’s just not able to do it. Jones’ offense is just a split-second too slow, and he can’t close the distance on Stallings. Jones tries to bait him in, but it doesn’t work. This one goes to the scorecards.

Ron Stallings def. Justin Jones via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Shamil Abdurahimov vs. Timothy Johnson

Heavyweights hit the Octagon for our next encounter, as Shamil Abdurahimov (14-3) takes on Timothy Johnson (8-1).

Round 1: As one has come to expect with the big boys, they go toe-to-toe right from the opening bell. Johnson gains the upper hand, flooring Abdurakhimov and pouncing. Johnson with a takedown after a lot of clinch work from both men and he quickly gains the mount. He’s beating away on him and the ref has seen enough.

Timothy Johnson def. Shamil Abdurakhimov via TKO (strikes) at 1:47 of Round 1

ufc fight night 63

UFC Fight Night 63 takes place this Saturday from Virginia, as Chad Mendes battles Ricardo Lamas in the main event.

To give you a sense of who all is in action this weekend, check out the media notes furnished by the UFC. FightLine will have complete coverage of all the action beginning with the prelims.

TOP FEATHERWEIGHTS

Two of the top-four ranked featherweights collide when No. 2 Chad Mendes meets No. 4 Ricardo Lamas. Both men have strong wrestling pedigrees and have developed solid striking games to match. Only 145-pound champ Jose Aldo has defeated Mendes and Lamas during their UFC careers — handing Mendes the only two UFC losses and Lamas his lone defeat inside the Octagon. A victory for either Mendes or Lamas would position the winner for another shot at the title in the near future.

NEW CONTENDERS

The co-main event features two of the brightest young stars in the lightweight division as No. 14 Jorge Masvidal meets 15th-ranked Al Iaquinta. Masvidal has won five of six inside the Octagon, including three straight. Iaquinta, arguably the hottest fighter in the division, has KO’d his last three opponents and won six of his last seven. The winner of this bout will take a big step forward in the stacked 155-pound division.

FORMER TITLE CHALLENGERS

UFC fans in Fairfax will be treated to watching a number of former title contenders compete at Patriot Center. Four former title challengers as well as a former STRIKEFORCE champion are set to compete on the card. Lamas, Mendes, Liz Carmouche and Gray Maynard have all challenged for a title during their UFC tenure; while Clay Guida was the inaugural STRIKEFORCE lightweight champion.

LONG AWAITED RETURN

No. 13 Julianna Pena, the first female winner of The Ultimate Fighter, makes her long awaited return after a devastating knee injury when she meets Milana Dudieva on the main card. Pena’s only Octagon appearance was in November 2013, when she beat Jessica Rakoczy via first-round KO to win the TUF 18 crown. The “Venezuelan Vixen” has finished all of her victories and looks to continue her winning ways in Fairfax and begin her ascent up the women’s bantamweight division.

MOVING ON UP

Seventh-ranked featherweight Dustin Poirier is moving back up to lightweight where he started his Zuffa career in the WEC. The American Top Team product went 8-1 as a pro in the 155-pound division, finishing all eight of his victories (5 KOs, 3 submissions). After a heartbreaking loss to Conor McGregor last September, “The Diamond” will try his hand at 155-pounds for the first time inside the Octagon in what is expected to be an action-packed bout against the always tough Diego Ferreira (11-1).

MAKING HIS PARENTS PROUD

Local (Camp Springs, Maryland) UFC middleweight Ron Stallings will make his second appearance in the Octagon and his first with a full camp under his belt. Stallings made his UFC debut as a last-minute replacement against Uriah Hall in Boston on Jan. 18. Stallings began fighting in college without the knowledge of his parents — who only found out when a poster for an event featuring Stallings on it was mistakenly sent to his parents’ home. Now that he has made it to the highest level of MMA, Stallings’ parents are his biggest fans.

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