Melvin Guillard shines in the UFC record book


Ferocious striker Melvin Guillard fights two-time JUCO All American wrestler Michael Johnson in the co main event of UFC Fight Night 37, which streams on UFC Fight Pass in North America.

Johnson is on a two-fight win streak, over Joe Lauzon and Gleison Tibau. Guillard is functionally on a  two-fight win streak as well, knocking out Mac Danzig and then knocking down  Ross Pearson, before an unintentional but illegal knee to the head on the great led to a No Contest.

Below, Mike Bohn for MMA Junkie, notes some records Guillard holds, that not even he may have known.

•Saturday will be Guillard's 22nd fight, the record for the lightweight division. In fact, it is the record for all divisions under 170.

•He will be tied for 7th most UFC fights, behind Tito Ortiz (27), Matt Hughes (25), Randy Couture (24), Chuck Liddell (23), Josh Koscheck (23) and Frank Mir (23). 

•Fourth shortest average fight time in UFC lightweight history (6:16).

•Third most wins in UFC lightweight history (11), behind Gleison Tibau (13) and Jim Miller (12).

•Most knockdowns in UFC lightweight history (13). Third overall, behind  Anderson Silva (17) and Chuck Liddell (14).

•Most KOs in UFC lightweight history (7).

•Tied for most submission losses in UFC history (6, with Ryan Jensen).


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Media Monster site profile image  

3/5/14 5:27 PM by Media Monster

Always excited when I see Melvin's name on a card. Didn't know his stats though, impressive.

Damaynevent site profile image  

3/5/14 4:46 PM by Damaynevent

The best thing that happened to Ross was the unintentional illegal knee. Melvin was about to put him away.

ImTheSandMan site profile image  

3/5/14 3:47 PM by ImTheSandMan

I love watching Melvin fight, its frustrating to watch his career because he is really talented

BW92 site profile image  

3/5/14 3:18 PM by BW92

Good question, itd be a smart move to give Manhoef a chance and let him put on some good fights. But if he's losing fights to Brock Larson he would not cut it for long at 170 or 185 in the UFC

Kirik site profile image  

3/5/14 3:07 PM by Kirik

You don't by any chance have a passing childhood familiarity with Beano do you? ;-)

JoeMimic site profile image  

3/5/14 12:11 PM by JoeMimic

Always love watching Melvin fight win or lose.

likatiga site profile image  

3/5/14 11:42 AM by likatiga

Ross Pierson was not out of that fight. To say otherwise is misleading.

Wyatt Derp site profile image  

3/5/14 11:25 AM by Wyatt Derp

Never said he had to win a belt. He is like manoeff with not as good of striking. Why isn't manoeff in the ufc?

BW92 site profile image  

3/5/14 11:22 AM by BW92

Cus he puts on great fights and is still more talented than half of the division. That kind of thinking, cut anyone who won't win the belt, is whats making MMA less exciting

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

3/5/14 11:20 AM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

I think some of the mental stuff is overblown with him. His striking defense and ground game aren't great and that's hurt him more than anything.