Originally written on MMA Manifesto  |  Last updated 11/14/14





Melvin Guillard

Vitals

5'9" 155 lbs (Lightweight)
71" reach, Orthodox
March 30, 1983

Record

30-10-2 (1) (UFC: 11-6)

Current Streak

1 straight win

Training

Brown belt in Judo
Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


Championships Held

None



Strengths

- huge knockout power in his hands
- great hand speed
- great boxer - used to be a professional
- has landed the third-most knockdowns in UFC history
- throws vicious knees & kicks
- extremely experienced
- very athletic
- granite chin - never been knocked out
- dangerous ground and pound
- striking defense is among best in UFC history
- extremely successful (percentage wise) in takedowns & takedowns stuffed 


Weaknesses

- extremely susceptible to submissions - 9 out of 10 losses have come via tapout
- doesn't fight very smart
- very inaccurate striker
- has already been cut once by the UFC
- an enormous amount of wear and tear on his body - huge amount of pro fights
- extremely erratic
- has been caught greasing in the past
- has had past substance abuse problems


Synopsis

The Young Assassin isn't that young anymore - he's pushing 30.  It's now or never for him.


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