Melvin Guillard vs. Jamie Varner added to TUF 16 Finale in December

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sparky
11/1/12 8:42:29PM
A lightweight bout between Melvin Guillard (30-11-2 MMA, 11-7 UFC) and former WEC champion Jamie Varner (20-7-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) is the latest addition to The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale.

UFC officials today announced verbal agreements are in place for the fight.

The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale takes place Dec. 15 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The night's main card airs on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook. It's not clear where Guillard vs. Varner will be on the lineup.


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ThaAxeMurderer7
11/1/12 8:58:25PM
Holy crap, awesome fight. I've become a big Jamie Varner fan since he's made his return. Even in a losing effort to Lauzon, he put up a great fight and even had Joe in trouble for a while. Both guys are good on the feet. Should be a fun fight. Oh yea, it's FREE!!!!!
DrivenDavies15
11/1/12 8:59:18PM
Holy shit this is an awesome fight. Two of my fav lightweights in what should be a barn burner. The only part that sucks is that someone has to lose.
sparky
11/1/12 9:01:22PM
Good fight.

I got Melvin taking this one but Varner has surprised me before. My gut tells me Jamie cant handle Melvin's early power I'm going Melvin by KO/TKO
Cooler
11/1/12 9:03:10PM
RIP Varner
ghandikush
11/1/12 9:09:07PM

Posted by Cooler

RIP Varner



This, hopefully. Cant stand Varner and he seems like he should be so likable.

I'm sure after they fluff melvin with a few more advantaged matchups we'll be told hes titleworthy again
SamPan
11/1/12 9:18:42PM
BOOM! (Varner finds a way to win)
kingsmasher
11/1/12 9:21:55PM
Wow I really like this fight... Varner has actually gotten serious and looked pretty good as of late but I doubt he wins the striking with Melvin...

FastKnockout
11/1/12 9:51:46PM
I can see this fight going the same way as Lauzon/Guillard.
kopower
11/1/12 10:00:02PM

Posted by kingsmasher

Wow I really like this fight... Varner has actually gotten serious and looked pretty good as of late but I doubt he wins the striking with Melvin...




This. Maybe Varner plays it smart though, and takes the fight to the ground right away, staying away from Melvin's power.
grappler0000
11/1/12 10:25:23PM
Melvin will have the speed advantage, but Varner's boxing is no joke. If he has retained the confidence, I could see him fighting smart and pulling out the win.
Biggavelli
11/2/12 12:16:02AM
Great fight, I like both guys but I'm gonna have to say WAR Melvin
Bubbles
11/2/12 1:04:33AM
Varner 1st round guillotine
alienkiller89
11/2/12 4:02:50AM
man, what a fight this is! the lightweight division is definitely my favorite division because it's the deepest, most talent-rich division in the ufc. gotta love silva for the ongoing great matchups. hope varner gets the win, but don't think he'll be quick enough for guillard. if varner can use his wrestling, even if he doesn't get the takedowns, it can force guillard to think about what he's gonna do next. so it could be much closer than we think.
Budgellism
11/2/12 4:33:17AM

Posted by Bubbles

Varner 1st round guillotine



I'm thinking Varner by sub as well. He can take some punishment and on the ground he definitely has the tools to finish Guillard. The biggest issue will be getting it there but Guillard throws wild punches and eventually I see that doing him in.
thevoodooninja
11/2/12 6:56:58AM
I'm liking varner in this one too.hopefully it goes to the ground and varner can lock him up
prozacnation1978
11/2/12 8:15:04AM
Love the fight. But now 11 fights on tuf finale
Only two fights from the 16 tuf fighters in the house
Pretty sad. Just means lack of talent
Theoutlaw08
11/2/12 10:31:13AM
Solid fight, should be exciting. I got Melvin first round TKO. Guillard is looking to bounce back from the 1-3 record in his last 4 fights. I think he needs this one or he's gone.
frizzzlecake
11/2/12 11:54:50AM
and this will make Melvin's UFC stint officially over. 1-4 in the last 5 get's you a one way ticket to the minors.
BillsNewAccount
11/2/12 12:06:22PM
I'm a little surprised by the amount of Varner fans out there. You do all remember him being a whiny bitch in WEC right? Like the time he tried subbing Bendo only to get subbed by Bendo and then proceeded to call Bendo a bitch for taking the fight to the ground. Don't get me wrong I like him but only in the way I like Brock and Kos, he's a good heal.

I see Melvin starching Varner. That is if he doesn't choke. Pun intended.
Bubbles
11/2/12 12:58:42PM

Posted by BillsNewAccount

I'm a little surprised by the amount of Varner fans out there. You do all remember him being a whiny bitch in WEC right? Like the time he tried subbing Bendo only to get subbed by Bendo and then proceeded to call Bendo a bitch for taking the fight to the ground. Don't get me wrong I like him but only in the way I like Brock and Kos, he's a good heal.

I see Melvin starching Varner. That is if he doesn't choke. Pun intended.


Liking Varner and picking him to win are 2 different things
BillsNewAccount
11/2/12 6:23:03PM

Posted by Bubbles


Posted by BillsNewAccount

I'm a little surprised by the amount of Varner fans out there. You do all remember him being a whiny bitch in WEC right? Like the time he tried subbing Bendo only to get subbed by Bendo and then proceeded to call Bendo a bitch for taking the fight to the ground. Don't get me wrong I like him but only in the way I like Brock and Kos, he's a good heal.

I see Melvin starching Varner. That is if he doesn't choke. Pun intended.


Liking Varner and picking him to win are 2 different things



Picking him to win and betting your avatar on him are two different things. What say you bubbles? I'd love to change that sweet Bubbles gif to something a little more Lahey.

Melvin is going to drop a shit hook on the worm that will set off a shitastrophy of epic proportion.
JLS1980
11/2/12 7:55:29PM
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Bubbles
11/2/12 8:09:19PM

Posted by BillsNewAccount


Posted by Bubbles


Posted by BillsNewAccount

I'm a little surprised by the amount of Varner fans out there. You do all remember him being a whiny bitch in WEC right? Like the time he tried subbing Bendo only to get subbed by Bendo and then proceeded to call Bendo a bitch for taking the fight to the ground. Don't get me wrong I like him but only in the way I like Brock and Kos, he's a good heal.

I see Melvin starching Varner. That is if he doesn't choke. Pun intended.


Liking Varner and picking him to win are 2 different things



Picking him to win and betting your avatar on him are two different things. What say you bubbles? I'd love to change that sweet Bubbles gif to something a little more Lahey.

Melvin is going to drop a shit hook on the worm that will set off a shitastrophy of epic proportion.


uhh ok, and betting your avatar and betting your house are two different things too. What are you trying to say? My point was that you assume we are Varner fans because we think he will win, and that is not the case. Melvin could very well KTFO Varner, just like Varner could very well sub Guillard. He has worse sub defense than Sonnen (11 losses, 9 from submissions) so why is that so hard to believe?

I love the Lahey references btw

P.S. thanks JLS, you da man
BillsNewAccount
11/3/12 10:19:49AM
JLS that's a real creative name broham. You had some wonderful insults. It's kind of a shame that you are over the age of thirty and still have difficulty spelling words in their entirety.

I'll take the bet. I'd love to see you rocking a pick of Stafford face down in the dirt.

Da bears
BuffaloDave
11/3/12 2:31:19PM
I'm liking the fights announced this week.