Melvin Guillard pulled off what many may consider a huge upset at UFC Fight for the Troops 2 at Fort Hood, Texas. He stopped lightweight contender Evan Dunham during the first round of their fight.
The 27-year old Guillard used his blistering speed to stifle Dunham while the two were on their feet. To begin the fight a short right hook caught Dunham who immediately changed his game plan to taking Guillard to the mat. While he was successful in doing so, he couldn’t keep Guillard there. Once back on their feet, the MMA vet pushed the pace and rocked his opponent numerous times.
A left-right combination, followed by a sharp knee had Dunham seriously hurt and in danger. Two more knees, one of which should have been deemed illegal, and a few blows to the head forced the stoppage of the bout at 2:38 seconds into the first round. Guillard proceeded to stake his claim in the 155 pound weight division.
“No disrespect to anybody in my weight class, but I am the best 155-pound fighter in the UFC,” Guillard said. “You keep lining them up, and I’ll keep knocking them down.”
UFC Featherweight Champion, Jose Aldo, now knows his newest challenger as Mark Hominick quickly stopped George Roop to earn his shot at the belt. Hominick used a sharp right hand to drop Roop very early in the bout. Roop was able to return to his feet, but a left hook dropped him and staggered him so badly that the fight was stopped. A very dazed Roop was hardly able to stand well after the fight had been decided.
In the weeks leading up to the event, Hominick had expressed his opinion that he believes Aldo has not faced a striker of his caliber. With his showing tonight, he went a long way in proving that point. Currently, the champion is out of action due to a back injury.
UFC Heavyweight Matt Mitrione continues to impress as he stays undefeated in his time within the UFC. Tim Hague became his latest victim when he was stopped in less than three minutes in the fight.
Mitrione dropped Hague twice in the fight and used footwork to avoid damage from his opponent. The second left hand was followed up by a number of unanswered shots to the head and the referee stepped in to stop the contest. With this victory, Mitrione improves to 4-0.
Melvin Guillard defeats Evan Dunham by TKO (2:58 in Round 1)
Matt Mitrione defeats Tim Hague by TKO (2:59 in Round 1)
Mark Hominick defeats George Roop by TKO (1:28 in Round 1)
Patrick Barry defeats Joey Beltran by Unanimous Decision
Matt Wiman defeats Cole Miller by Unanimous Decision
Yves Edwards defeats Cody McKenzie by Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke 4:33 in Round 2)
DaMarques Johnson defeats Michael Guymon by Submission (Body Triangle 3:22 in Round 1)
Rani Yahya defeats Mike Thomas Brown by Unanimous Decision
Waylon Lowe defeats Willamy Freire by Unanimous Decision
Charlie Brenneman defeats Amilcar Alves by Unanimous Decision
Chris Cariaso defeats Will Campuzano by Unanimous Decision
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