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Melvin Guillard vs. Jeremy Stephens Expected for UFC 119 in Indianapolis

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 ( 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

“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.”


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