UFC Lightweight Melvin Guillard gets probation, no jail time for assault charges

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Reports came out in March that "The Young Assassin" was facing charges for battery in New Mexico. 3 months later, he received a relatively mild sentence and is all set for his fight at UFC On Fox 8.

it's been a rough run for UFC Lightweight Melvin Guillard over the last couple years. After leaving Jackson's MMA in 2011, he's gone an incredibly disappointing 1-4 in his last five fights. When he went to head back to Albuquerque and rejoin his old team, he was refused admittance. Finally, it came out that he was facing charges for assault and failure to appear in New Mexico.

Melissa Segura of SI.com reported Guillard's sentencing via Twitter:

Good news for Guillard here. A two year probation term, along with fines and community service, stands as a pretty mild sentence. He'll need to keep his nose clean throughout that time obviously, but he's free to keep fighting as long as it's in a sanctioned bout.

Guillard is already set to compete against fellow TUF veteran Mac Danzig in a few weeks at UFC on Fox 8. The two 155ers will appear on the FX prelims of the event on July 27 in the Key Arena in Seattle, WA. The main event features a Flyweight title fight with champion Demetrious Johnson looking to pick up his second title defense against contender John Moraga.


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