Originally written on MMA Manifesto  |  Last updated 8/8/12





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.


Click here to visit our Fighter Scouting Report database


 
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Mets’ trade for Carlos Gomez called off despite reports

Report: Rangers to acquire Cole Hamels from the Phillies

WATCH: Tulo hits first home run with Blue Jays

NFLPA officially files Brady lawsuit, wants QB to play Week 1

Mariota’s lack of red flags was a concern for NFL teams

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Tigers 'rebooting,' make David Price available in trade

Jerry Jones backs Roger Goodell amid Deflategate controversy

Brady, agent contacted AT&T in attempt to retrieve deleted texts

Report: Chancellor 'strongly considering a camp holdout'

Colts become favorites to win AFC with Brady suspended

Dodgers reportedly acquire Mat Latos and Michael Morse

Revis won't wear Super Bowl ring around Jets teammates

Former NBAer Vin Baker now works at Starbucks

Can Preller fix the mess in San Diego?

Mike Leach compares Deflategate to Kardashians

All Panthers home games will also be broadcast in Spanish

Giants owner calls Pierre-Paul debacle ‘very disappointing’

Panthers WR cited for marijuana paraphernalia, had child in car

Bruins-Canadiens Winter Classic details announced

Jay Bruce and Carlos Gonzalez: Twin trade chips

Next summer's top 10 NBA free agents

Canseco will live as a woman to support Caitlyn Jenner

Giants owner says nobody from team has seen JPP's hand

MMA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Can Preller fix the mess in San Diego?

Next summer's top 10 NBA free agents

Who is the NL's new top shortstop?

Cardinals HC Bruce Arians calls Jen Welter a 'trailblazer'

Mets still act like a small-market team

Tom Brady: I did nothing wrong

NFL upholds Tom Brady's suspension, legal battle likely

Cardinals hire first female NFL coach

Larry Bird: Michael Jordan would kill me in 1-on-1 now

Seau family: HOF broke their word

Kobe to see time at power forward next year

Mike Pettine not ruling out Manziel

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker