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Spencer Fisher vs Shannon Gugerty UFC 90 fight set with Melvin Guillard out

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Spencer Fisher (21-4) will take on Shannon Gugerty (11-2) -– not Melvin Guillard as originally planned — at UFC 90: “Silva vs. Cote” at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Ill., on October 25, according to the CEO of K.O. Dynasty Sports Mgt., Mickey Dubberly.

No reason is known at this time for the opponent switch, but it appears on the surface to be a much safer fight for “The King.”

Then again … who really knows in this sport.

Fisher is fresh off a unanimous decision win over Jeremy Stephens at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 7 Finale in June. The Miletich Fighting Systems veteran has won two of his last four bouts, including a rematch against Sam Stout at UFC Fight Night 10 more than one year ago.

He is a former 155-pound contender. And he’ll need to put together back-to-back wins to prove that he still belongs among the division’s elite.

Gugerty made his Octagon debut at UFC Fight Night 14: “Silva vs. Irvin,” submitting fellow newcomer Dale Hartt with a rear naked choke in round one. It marked the eighth straight win for the Total Combat promotion veteran who has finished more than 70 percent of his professional fights by way of submission.

In fact, Gugerty has not lost a bout since meeting up with Cub Swanson back in 2006.

Post #1   9/9/08 4:47:44PM   

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Looks like Dana was right. Melvin's got a pocket full of cash from his KO of the night, so we won't see him till next year.

Post #2   9/9/08 4:58:20PM   

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easy win for spencer

Post #3   9/9/08 5:24:11PM   

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I dont see this as an easy win for fisher. Fisher's weakness is on the ground and shannon is pretty good on the ground.

Post #4   9/9/08 5:46:39PM   

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

I dont see this as an easy win for fisher. Fisher's weakness is on the ground and shannon is pretty good on the ground.



Fisher has a pretty solid ground game, he more than held his own against franca and he submitted thiago alves.

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Posted by nickcuc547

[he submitted thiago alves.




quite a while ago in thiagos debut, thiago has improved tenfold since then

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

I dont see this as an easy win for fisher. Fisher's weakness is on the ground and shannon is pretty good on the ground.



Fisher has a pretty solid ground game, he more than held his own against franca and he submitted thiago alves.



Yeah, I agree with you, but as someone mentioned Thiago has improved greatly since then. I think Fisher takes this fight, but this is a closer fight than some make it out to be.

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I like this fight a bit more now, not a big Guillard fan

Post #8   9/9/08 8:22:21PM   

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I was more excited to see Guillard v Fisher. i thought that would definitely be an exciting fight. I had Melvin winning with a first round TKO.

With this new match-up, Spencer has a much better chance. I really don't see him having a problem with Gugerty. Fisher is a beast on his feet and i think it'll be enough to overwhelm Gugerty. Fisher; TKO; round 2

Post #9   9/9/08 9:03:53PM