Nate Diaz vs Melvin Guillard announced for UFC Fight Night 19 on Sept. 16

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MMAcca
7/7/09 3:10:00PM


A lightweight contest between "The Ultimate Fighter" veterans Nate Diaz (10-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) and Melvin Guillard (23-7-2 MMA, 5-3 UFC) is set for the main event of UFC Fight Night 19.

The UFC today officially announced the contest, as well as confirming the previously reported bout between Roger Heurta and Gray Maynard.

UFC Fight Night 19, a Spike TV-broadcast event that will serve as the lead-in for the debut episode of "The Ultimate Fighter 10," takes place Sept. 16 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.

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Jackelope
7/7/09 3:13:38PM
This made me

Loser leaves town match anyone? I'm sure you can all guess who the UFC wants to leave town.

EDIT: N/M, I thought Guillard had lost his last bout, but I was wrong
emfleek
7/7/09 3:21:16PM
WAR DIAZ!!!
Kpro
7/7/09 3:32:07PM

Posted by Jackelope

N/M, I thought Guillard had lost his last bout, but I was wrong



oh no, he definitely lost to Tibau. I have no idea how they gave him that decision.
D0wnUnd6e6r
7/7/09 3:40:33PM

Posted by Kpro


Posted by Jackelope

N/M, I thought Guillard had lost his last bout, but I was wrong



oh no, he definitely lost to Tibau. I have no idea how they gave him that decision.



Thank you!!! i knew i couldnt be that crazy
Jackelope
7/7/09 3:41:35PM
I guess I just blocked the decision from memory and only remembered the fight
Twenty20Dollars
7/7/09 3:56:19PM
Yeah I was pretty pissed about that Tibau/Guillard fight since I missed my parlay because of that decision. And it was a split decision and the scores werent even read?

Diaz by Triangle Please, Thank You.
TimW001
7/7/09 3:57:21PM
Go Diaz!
cowcatcher
7/7/09 3:58:18PM
i cant believe im saying this but WAR DIAZ!!! it just doesnt feel right
emfleek
7/7/09 4:00:27PM

Posted by cowcatcher

i cant believe im saying this but WAR DIAZ!!! it just doesnt feel right



It's okay, cc...there's plenty of room on board the Diaz bandwagon! Hop on!
wrona666
7/7/09 4:03:09PM
very bad matchup for Guillard considering his record against submission specialists.......We know from the Pellegrino fight that Diaz can take a lot of punishment and still pull off a late submission, and Guillard doesn't have half the BJJ skills that Kurt does so i can only see this fight ending in one way....Submission victory for Diaz.....
sparky
7/7/09 4:07:51PM

Posted by D0wnUnd6e6r


Posted by Kpro


Posted by Jackelope

N/M, I thought Guillard had lost his last bout, but I was wrong



oh no, he definitely lost to Tibau. I have no idea how they gave him that decision.



Thank you!!! i knew i couldnt be that crazy



Your definitely not crazy I watched that fight and couldnt believe they gave it to Guillard
artofdefense
7/7/09 4:12:26PM
Pretty easy one to call... can't end any way but a sub win for Diaz, unless Guillard shows us something new.
GSPCanada
7/7/09 4:25:07PM
what a god awful matchup for melvin, i feel bad, although it looks like he lost that fight against tibau he showed improvements in his groudn game cuz he didnt tap out in 30 seconds. this should defintily be diaz' fight if diaz loses its because i have a feeling he may choose to keep the fight standing, he really doesnt have the takedowns to bring melvin down and keep him there. melvin has a punchers chance i guess
lohmann
7/7/09 4:59:30PM
Should be a give-me for Diaz so the TUF winner can avoid a third consecutive loss.

How is this the main event? Guillard has had one fight since his time off, winning a fight he lost, and Diaz has lost two in a row. Huerta vs. Maynard is much more impactful than this.
nickcuc547
7/7/09 5:05:00PM
nate will submit him, and it may be rather quickly, but i thought gleison would do the same. either way i like diaz to get back on track here, melvin is always dangerous and a quality opponent despite his flaws.
The_Ho_Bag
7/7/09 5:27:00PM
watch Melvin KO him =) you will all see
The_Metal_Maniac
7/7/09 5:34:54PM
I hope Melvin wins. I'm not a fan of either one of their attitudes and neither one of them are a legitimate threat for a title. Nate is as one dimensional as Melvin. I'll take Melvin though.
whardin19
7/7/09 5:50:48PM
Diaz should win this fight pretty easily, unless he gets caught with a early Guillard punch. Guillard has some serious punching power. But I see this ending early. Round 1 submission for Nate Diaz.
xdanish020
7/7/09 5:51:06PM
Nate by flying guillotine or armbar.
Mayhem13
7/7/09 6:19:29PM
I will be rooting for Nate, and think he should win....

But Melvin did just go 3 rounds, in which he survived mount, side control and being in the guard of Gleison Tibau, who imo has better jiu jitsu then Nate...so bad call or not, its obvious Melvin has been working on his sub defense/ground game.
Also Nate is a notoriously slow starter, and takes a few shots before he gets started.....if he takes a good shot from Guillard, he may not get that chance to get started..

I am thinking Diaz rnd 2 sub....but may take Melvin by KO
Khaos
7/7/09 6:51:40PM
Diaz by BJJ, 'nuff said.
prozacnation1978
7/7/09 7:55:55PM
melvin ina main event??
am i reading that correctly,
diaz will sub him quick
KaibaThedon
7/7/09 8:50:06PM
wait wait why is Diaz vs Guillard the headline over Maynard/Huerta?

What is this? lol
NatedawgThaM
7/7/09 10:08:21PM

Posted by The_Ho_Bag

watch Melvin KO him =) you will all see



haha I AGREE!!!! I like em both a lot but Melvins gonna KO him!

I mean looking at his last fight, no matter the controversial decision, you gotta admit he looked damn good and looks to have matured alot. Every time Gleison got him down, Melvin got right back up. And Glesons a big mofo with great BJJ I believe and he couldnt put keep Melvin on his back long enought to submitt him. And Nates no sick wrestler or has the greatest takedowns. And if gleson wasnt strong enough to keep him down Diaz defintely wont be. And Melvin im pretty sure wont try taking Diaz down, he'll just stand and if Diaz cant keep him down, I dont think his stand ups good enough to not to get knock the fudge out even though he has been improving. I love this fight though, cant wait should be exciting!
cowcatcher
7/7/09 10:15:36PM
diaz doesnt have to win this from the top or hold melvin down. melvin doesnt have good triangle defense, nate has a great triangle. i dont like either guy but this is a great matchup for nate.
Mayhem13
7/7/09 10:29:07PM

Posted by cowcatcher

diaz doesnt have to win this from the top or hold melvin down. melvin doesnt have good triangle defense, nate has a great triangle. i dont like either guy but this is a great matchup for nate.



He's only been triangled 2 times, in 30 fights...and the last one was over 3 years ago.

I do agree that Nate could pull off a triangle...but I dont think Guillard has some glaring triangle defense weakness that everyone he fights exploits.
NatedawgThaM
7/7/09 10:29:29PM
Hows Nate gonna get Melvin on the ground though and keep him there tho? Just sayin I dont think Melvin will take it to the ground and if Diaz got him down I just think Melvin would get back up right away. I mean maybe if Melvin drops him then gets in guard to gnp, but lets pray Diaz is no big Nog! hahaha
chitownsfinest15
7/7/09 11:32:19PM
this is obviously a freaking lob right for Diaz...itsa nice bounce back after getting dominated by Stevenson in his last fight.. UFC needs Diaz back in the top because he is a decent draw...
Twenty20Dollars
7/7/09 11:45:35PM
guillard was in the main event against stevenson.

Im wondering what the reach for diaz will be? Isnt guillard like 5'9". Diaz needs to work his clinch action in this fight.
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