July 02, 2011
Melvin Guillard won his fifth fight in a row with a knockout of Shane Roller that showed off Guillard's speed and striking power at UFC 132 in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Guillard caused problems for Roller early, as his constant movement made it impossible for Roller, an All-American wrestler, to shoot in for a takedown. When Roller did get close enough to land a shot, Guillard countered with a right that put Roller on his back. Roller stood back up, and was met with Guillard's knees, and then a left-right combo that ended the bout at 2:12 in the first round.
After the bout, Guillard wouldn't ask for a title shot, but did say that he is aiming for UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar.
"I've battled so much. I've come back to the top of my game, and my life is in order," Guillard said after the bout. "Speed kills! I keep telling y'all!"
This year, Guillard has a TKO over Evan Dunham and now the KO of Roller. The lightweight division of the UFC is stacked, but Guillard has proven that he belongs near the top of it.
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