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Melvin Guillard vs. Ronys Torres latest fight added to UFN 18

Talented Brazilian lightweight competitor Ronys Torres is scheduled to make his UFC debut against Melvin Guillard during the undercard of UFC Fight Night 18 on April 1. confirmed the news with sources close to the fight on Wednesday afternoon.

Torres trains with Nova Uniao and is 14-1 during his three year MMA career. A standout submission specialist, Torres has recorded notable wins against fighters such as Adriano Martins and Luiz Azeredo.

Guillard, a veteran of the second season of The Ultimate Fighter, is 21-7-2 during a pro MMA career that began in 2002. A gifted athlete, Guillard is undefeated in his last two fights with his last win taking place inside of the Octagon. Matched up against German fighter Dennis Siver at UFC 86, Guillard improve his lifetime UFC record to 4-3 following a TKO just 36 seconds into the fight.

In addition to Guillard vs. Torres, UFN 18 will also reportedly feature bouts involving TUF 8 light heavyweight winner Ryan Bader vs. Marrero, TUF 8 lightweight winner Efrain Escudero vs. Jeremy Stephens, Aaron Simpson vs. Tim McKenzie, Junie Browning vs. Cole Miller, and Steve Steinbeiss vs. Ryan Jensen. The show will emanate from Nashville, Tenn. and will precede the season premiere of the ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter.

  • portland mma says:

    Pacman Jones and Guillard should hang out. They’re the only people who have screwed up 38 times and still doesn’t matter since they get shot after shot. Literally and figuratively in Pacman’s situation.

  • portland mma says:

    I dont like Clementi but it was sweet to see him tap Melvin after he supposedly slapped him.

  • CMT says:

    I cannot think of anything to say. I am speechless. Why is he getting another chance. Maybe Junie put in a good word for him.

  • Jim says:

    A submission specialist vs. a guy who gets caught by submission often…press release 3 days after the event “the UFC releases Melvin Guillard and wishes him the best in his future endevours”. “Oh and say no to crack”

  • Mark1 says:

    I hope Guillard get his butt spanked in a big way. I cant stand that knobhead!

  • keenan says:

    am i the ONLY guy who likes seeing melvin fight. go do yourself a favour and watch his fights. he is o ne of the most devestating punchers i have ever seen at 155-170. maybe the most. and ive seen A LOT of fights. personal issues aside, i like to watch him duke it out. it would have been cooler to have seen him fight spencer fisher. i actually take guillard by brutal knockout in the but, melvin should lose by sub here.

  • JBAR says:

    Keenan, You are not the only one who likes to watch him fight but he is not worth the baggage that he brings to the table and the way that baggage reflects on the sport as a whole.

  • brian says:

    melvin is truly talented along the lines of crazy horse bennett, thoes two guys if they take there training seriously and didnt mess around could be extreamly successful, nit to mention a fight between the two would be awesome. Melvin is still young and could become a very real force with a little guidance.


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