Melvin Guillard (32-13-2) debuted for the World Series of Fighting a mere 10 days ago at WSOF 11 and soundly defeated Strikeforce and Dream standout, JZ Cavalcante via TKO due to strikes in the second round.
“I went out there and had a hell of a debut.” Said Guillard following the ferocious fight.
“I’ve got a black belt in knocking people out. I’m excited to be here with WSOF and this is only the beginning. My only miscue was missing weight by a pound, and as a professional I take full responsibility for that, but at the same time, we had a super early weigh in, and if I had that last bit of extra time it would have been a non issue. I’m gonna take that strap, and become the face of this organization, watch! I’m here to make noise.”
Make noise Melvin already has as he brought the crowd in attendance at The Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida to their feet while he swung for the fences and landed shot after shot on Cavalcante.
The win secured Guillard’s spot for number 1 contender for the promotion’s Lightweight Title, said current WSOF President, Ray Sefo.
He will fight 155 pound champion Justin Gaethje who also dominated in his bout which served as the main event of the card.
Gaethje defeated the very game Nick Newell via second round TKO and boosted his record to 12-0 but his confidence soared through the roof as he vowed to take out the lightening quick Guillard.
Bas Rutten questioned the champion on if he’d attack Melvin’s weakness, his ground game, where 70% of his losses have occurred.
“I’ve trained with Melvin before,” Said Justin. “You guys are in for a show. He’s the most explosive 155-pounder in the world. I’m not gonna submit Melvin, when I fight him, I’m going to knock him out.”