Melvin asked, and now he shall receive. After finishing newcomer Waylon Lowe with a brutal knee to the body at UFC 114 last month, Melvin "The Young Assassin" Guillard (24-8. 7-4 UFC) called out fellow lightweight slugger Jeremy "Lil' Heathen" Stephens (17-5, 5-4 UFC) in his post-fight interview, and now, according to MMA Junkie, the two have agreed to meet on the main card of UFC 119 this September in Indianapolis:
The UFC lightweight will tangle with Jeremy Stephens on UFC 119's main card, according to sources close to the event who told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the fighters are expected to sign bout agreements shortly.
Both fighters are on two-fight winning streaks, and considering the KO power that each possesses, (although Guillard may be a bit more technical with his striking), this one has the makings of a barn-burner.
Although not yet announced, UFC 119 is expected to hit the Conseco Fieldhouse on September 25th. The only other rumored fight so far is a heavyweight bout between Matt Mitrione and Joey Beltran. Stay tuned to Bloody Elbow for more information on UFC 119 when it becomes available.
[UPDATE] by Anton Tabuena - Jeremy Stephens has officially signed for this fight. From BJPenn.com:
“I just signed the papers today (for the Guillard fight)"
“I think it’s a good fight. I think it’s an exciting fight for the fans. I think it’s going to be a good one, but I think that I’m just going to be too strong for Melvin.”... It’s going to be in a great location, here in the Midwest so it’s going to be a big family event for me and its going to be a real exciting show and I can’t wait to go out there just prove the world wrong once again.”