Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 11/17/11

A specific date or location has yet to be announced for the UFC’s debut on FX, but on Thursday the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion was able to confirm the show’s featured attraction. Lightweights Melvin Guillard (Pictured) and Jim Miller will meet in a three-round shootout this January.

Guillard was on a torrid run before Joe Lauzon served up an upset special at UFC 136. Many believed if “The Young Assassin” could have left the October scrap victorious that he would have been next in line for a shot at Frankie Edgar’s title. Guillard had won his last five fights prior to the 47-second submission loss.

Speaking of snapped winning streaks, before Guillard’s defeat, some argued Miller would have gotten next dibs at the 155-pound crown had he beaten Ben Henderson at “UFC on Versus 5.” Unfortunately for Miller, Bendo ended his seven-fight win streak in dominating fashion.

According to the trusty rumor mill, the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee has emerged as the frontrunner to host the January 20th shindig.

Here are the athletes slated to participate in the event:

Pat Barry vs. Christian Morecraft

Josh Neer vs. Duane Ludwig

Jim Miller vs. Melvin Guillard

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

What does Tevin Coleman’s return mean for Devonta Freeman?

Antonio Cromartie: Odell Beckham Jr. a ‘one hit wonder’

Thompson fires shots at Clippers: ‘Didn’t they lose to the Rockets?’

'Sell high' and 'buy low' fantasy candidates

Marshawn Lynch ruled out by Seahawks for Week 5

Howard says he played through torn MCL, meniscus in playoffs


Bills offensive progress stalled by injuries

Bruins’ Zac Rinaldo: Raffi Torres’ suspension 'really opened my eyes’

Cowboys’ Sean Lee cleared to play vs. Patriots after concussion battle

NHL Dept. of Player Safety inconsistent with discipline?

Tennessee desperate for big win over #19 Georgia

UCLA punter Adam Searl arrested on suspicion of rape

WATCH: Prince Fielder wipes out trying to climb over dugout railing

Dwight Howard, image & Houston's title chances

What’s wrong with Ohio State’s offense?

Weeden: ‘I don’t need a 12-yr-old telling me how to play’

Fan at Texas A&M game was so drunk, he reportedly told police he was at Baylor vs. Texas Tech

10 unheralded NFL players who will impact Week 5

Mallett’s dad: Criticism of QB makes his grandmothers cry

LSU has sold a disappointing amount of tickets for South Carolina game

Five potential upsets in NFL Week 5

Why the Carolina Panthers are the NFL's next super power

Six biggest matchups in Week 6 of the college football season

Dalton motivated by getting booed at celebrity softball game

Which undefeated college team has best résumé?

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.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Dwight Howard, image & Houston's title chances

10 unheralded NFL players who will impact Week 5

Five potential upsets in NFL Week 5

Why the Carolina Panthers are the NFL's next super power

NHL Department of Player Safety inconsistent in disciplining players?

Explaining the silence on Thabo Sefolosha’s police brutality trial

Six biggest matchups in Week 6 of CFB

Joe Maddon's defensive calculus

Sepp Blatter appeals FIFA suspension

Looking at four NHL goaltenders who debuted for new teams

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker