This fighter is currently serving a suspension by an ABC-recognized athletic commission (CSAC, California)
Pro Record: 31-14-2 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Age: 32
Sex: Male
Height: 5 Feet. 9 Inch(es).
Weight: 170 lbs.
Out of: New Orleans, FL
Born: New Orleans, LA

Melvin Guillard's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
08/28/2015 Win Brandon Girtz Bellator 141 Decision Split Decision 0
11/15/2014 Loss Justin Gaethje World Series of Fighting 11/15/14 Decision Split Decision 5 Title Fight
07/05/2014 Win JZ Souza WSOF 11 TKO/RSC 2 2:36
03/08/2014 Loss Michael Johnson UFC Fight Night 37: Manuwa vs. Gustafsson Decision Unanimous Decision 3
10/26/2013 NC Ross Pearson UFC Fight Night 30: Munoz vs. Machida 0 0:00
07/27/2013 Win Mac Danzig Fox 8: Johnson vs. Moraga KO 2 2:47
12/29/2012 Loss Jamie Varner UFC 155: Dos Santos vs Velasquez Decision Split Decision 3
08/11/2012 Loss Donald Cerrone UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II KO 1 1:16
07/07/2012 Win Fabricio Camoes UFC 148 Silva vs. Sonnen Decision Unanimous Decision 3
01/20/2012 Loss Jim Miller UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 2:04
10/08/2011 Loss Joe Lauzon UFC 136 Edgar vs Maynard III Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 0:47
07/02/2011 Win Shane Roller UFC 132: Cruz vs.Faber TKO/RSC 1 2:12
01/22/2011 Win Evan Dunham UFC Fight for the Troops TKO/RSC 1 2:58
09/25/2010 Win Jeremy Stephens UFC 119: Mir vs. Cro Cop Decision Split Decision 5
05/29/2010 Win Waylon Lowe UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 3:28
02/06/2010 Win Ronys Torres UFC 109: Randy Couture vs Mark Coleman Decision Unanimous Decision 3
09/16/2009 Loss Nate Diaz UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard Submission Guillotine Choke 2 2:13
06/20/2009 Win Gleison Tibau UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale Decision Split Decision 3
07/05/2008 Win Dennis Siver UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 0:36
12/29/2007 Loss Rich Clementi UFC 79: Nemesis Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 4:40
04/05/2007 Loss Joe Stevenson UFC Fight Night 9 Submission Guillotine Choke 1 0:27
NSF 09/23/2006 Win Gabe Ruediger UFC 63: Penn vs. Hughes TKO/RSC Body Punch 2 1:01
05/27/2006 Win Rick Davis UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie KO 1 1:37
01/16/2006 Loss Josh Neer UFC Fight Night 3 Submission Triangle Choke 1 4:20
11/05/2005 Win Marcus Davis UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage 2 2:55
* 06/15/2005 Loss Josh Burkman UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 2 - Elimination Bout 1 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 03/05/2005 Win Darrell Smith Freestyle Fighting Championships 14 TKO/RSC 1
NSF 03/05/2005 Win Peter Kaljevic Freestyle Fighting Championships 14 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1
NSF 03/05/2005 NC Roger Huerta Freestyle Fighting Championships 14
NSF 02/19/2005 Win Rob Emmerson Reality Combat Fighting 26: Cold Hearted Decision Split Decision 3
NSF 11/20/2004 Loss Santino De Franco Fight Party Productions: Domination at the DAC Submission Triangle Choke 1 2:33
NSF 10/15/2004 Win Jason Hathaway Fight Party Productions: Compound Fracture TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage 1
NSF 09/25/2004 Draw LaVerne Clark Reality Combat Fighting 23: Duel in the Delta
NSF 09/10/2004 Win Angel Nieves Freestyle Fighting Championships 11 Decision Unanimous Decision
NSF 07/10/2004 Loss Ryan Stout Battle of New Orleans 14 Submission Arm Bar 1 2:55
NSF 06/25/2004 Draw Lee King Battle of New Orleans 13 3 5:00
NSF 06/11/2004 Win Rich Miller Extreme Challenge 58 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage 2 2:07
NSF 05/14/2004 Win Kyle Bradley Freestyle Fighting Championships 9 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 4:20
NSF 03/05/2004 Loss Jake Short Freestyle Fighting Championships 8 Decision Unanimous Decision
NSF 12/19/2003 Loss Carlo Prater Freestyle Fighting Championships 7 Submission Guillotine Choke 1 2:32
NSF 08/02/2003 Win Justin Wieman Fight Party Productions: Anarchy in August 1 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage 2
NSF 07/11/2003 Win Kyle Bradley Freestyle Fighting Championships 6 Submission Armlock 1 2:54
NSF 06/21/2003 Win Paul Purcell Montana Art of War 2 TKO/RSC Punches 1
NSF 04/26/2003 Win Alex Kronofsky Battle of New Orleans 6 KO 1 1:32
NSF 04/25/2003 Win Aaron Williams Freestyle Fighting Championships 5 TKO/RSC Strikes 1 1:43
NSF 03/22/2003 Win Victor Estrada Battle of New Orleans 5 Submission Arm Bar 1 2:04
NSF 02/15/2003 Win Rob Ramirez Battle of New Orleans 4 TKO/RSC 2 0:32
NSF 01/18/2003 Win Joseph Jordan Battle of New Orleans 3 Decision 2
NSF 12/21/2002 Win Johnathon Hargroder Battle of New Orleans 2 KO 1
NSF 11/16/2002 Win Calvin Martin Battle of New Orleans 1 Decision Unanimous Decision

Melvin Guillard's Amateur Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
03/07/2008 Win Eric Regan Rage in the Cage 105 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 05/17/2003 Win Diego Saraiva International Sport Combat Federation: May Madness in Midtown KO 1
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest

Fighter Bio


Melvin Paul Guillard (born March 30, 1983) is an American mixed martial artist currently fighting at lightweight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He made his debut with the company on The Ultimate Fighter 2 television series, losing in the first welterweight elimination bout to Josh Burkman.

Although he was eliminated from the competition, he made his return on the season finale, defeating Marcus Davis by technical knockout. Fighting again at welterweight, Guillard would go on to lose his next fight, against Josh Neer, by triangle choke submission – which came as a surprise to many in attendance, as Guillard seemed to be dominating the fight up until then, opening a large cut on Neer's forehead in the process.

When the lightweight division was reinstated at UFC 58, Guillard began to transition to the lighter weight class. He made his lightweight debut in the UFC at UFC 60, defeating Rick Davis by first-round knockout. On September 23, 2006 Guillard fought former WEC champion Gabe Ruediger, at UFC 63. Guillard won the fight via KO with a body blow.

Guillard recently received his blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ricco Rodriguez.