Justin Gaethje vs. Melvin Guillard Set for Next WSOF Lightweight Title Bout
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 07.13.2014
Gaethje reacts to his next opponent…
During Friday's (July 11) edition of Inside MMA on AXS TV, WSOF President Ray Sefo confirmed that Justin Gaethje's next opponent for the WSOF lightweight title will be Melvin Guillard. You can watch a video of Gaethje talking about the fight during the broadcast in the player below.
When Gaethje was told about his next opponent being Guillard, he stated, "That's who I would think would be well-deserving – but Palomino, Guillard, it doesn't matter." He added, "I've trained with Melvin before, and you guys are in for a show. He's the most explosive 155-pounder in the world. (But) I'm not going to submit Melvin. I'm going to knock Melvin out."
Gaethje recently defended his title and defeated Nick Newell by knockout in the second round at WSOF 11. On the same card, Guillard made his WSOF debut and knocked out Gesias Cavalcante in the second round. However, Guillard failed to make weight for the lightweight contest. It was the second time in his career that Guillard missed weight.