Dos Anjos, Guillard win with brutal KO’s on Spike TV prelims

Saturday, July 02, 2011

George Sotiropoulos entered 2011 appearing to be on the verge of a lightweight title shot. Now he’s on a two-fight losing streak, and at UFC 132 he suffered the most brutal loss of his career.

Rafael dos Anjos took care of that on Saturday night, landing a right hand directly to Sotiropoulos’s chin that turned his head and sent him flat on his back with his eyes rolling up into his head. Referee Yves Lavigne quickly jumped in and stopped the fight, and that was the right decision: Sotriopoulos was out of it.

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Guillard knocked out Shane Roller in brutal, decisive fashion Saturday night at UFC 132, winning his fifth consecutive fight and making a strong case that he deserves to be considered among the future title contenders in the UFC’s lightweight division. Guillard is a great talent whose career was nearly derailed by drug problems, but he said after the fight that he thinks he’s in the best place he’s ever been.

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Rafael Dos Anjos Vs. George Sotiropoulos
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Rafael Dos Anjos Rafael Dos Anjos
Height 5′ 7″ (170.18 cm)
Weight 156 (70.76 kg)
Record 14-4-0
Team  

VS

Name George Sotiropoulos George Sotiropoulos
Height 5′ 10″ (177.8 cm)
Weight 160 (72.57 kg)
Record 14-3-0
Team Fistcuffs Gym
 
 
 
 
Rafael Dos Anjos def. George Sotiropolous via knockout (punch) – Round 1,0:59

Shane Roller Vs. Melvin “The Young Assasin” Guillard
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Shane Roller Shane Roller
Height 5′ 10″ (177.8 cm)
Weight 155 (70.31 kg)
Record 9-3-0
Team  

VS

Name Melvin Guillard Melvin Guillard
Height 5′ 9″ (175.26 cm)
Weight 170 (77.11 kg)
Record 26-8-2
Team  
 
 
 
 
 
Melvin Guillard def. Shane Roller via knockout (strikes) – Round 1, 2:12