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Guillard takes the place of injured Florian

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Injuries have once again forced a change within an upcoming UFC card. The main event for the January, 22nd, UFC Fight for the Troops 2 at Fort Hood, Texas has been changed. Multiple news outlets are reporting that Kenny Florian was injured during training and has been forced to remove himself from the event. These statements were also confirmed by Florian’s official web page and Twitter accounts. Preliminary news states that Florian has suffered a knee injury, but that information has yet to be confirmed.

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However, Evan Dunham will still have a fight at UFC: Fight for the Troops 2. Dunham will face off against the resurgent Melvin Guillard. Guillard was set to face Yves Edwards at the event, but instead will move up to the main event.

Dunham is looking to rebound from the controversial lost he suffered at UFC 119 to Sean Sherk. Many believe that Dunham has the abilities to rise within the lightweight ranks. His resume includes victories over such fighters including Tyson Griffin and Marcus Aurelio.

Guillard has been on a tear as of late. Currently, he’s holding a three fight win streak and is 6-1 over his last 7 fights. This will be an opportunity to redeem himself after a slow paced fight against Jeremy Stephens at UFC 119. This victory was also seen as controversial as many people believed Stephens had earned that victory.

No word has been issued as to whether or not Yves Edwards will still have a fight for the event.



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