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Thiago Tavares Vs Melvin Guillard @ UFC 101

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With UFC 101 still several months away the promotion has already started to put together some of the match-ups on the card. On Monday, MMAWeekly.com confirmed that a lightweight bout between Thiago Tavares and Melvin Guillard would be added to the show.

The bout was confirmed by sources close to the fight who indicated the fight has been agreed to on the date of Aug 8 with bout agreements to follow shortly.















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Post #1   3/16/09 7:42:05PM   

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2 very talented fighters that have underachieved at times going at it here. good matchup, the loser probably is out of the ufc.

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Post #2   3/16/09 7:48:38PM   

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not just two underacheivers, two one dimensional underachievers. with that said it's a very intriguing matchup, but until melvin proves he can hang with anybody but jiu jitsu novices i can't pick him here, tavares subs him...early.

Post #3   3/16/09 8:02:47PM   

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If Guillard has finally taken his training and his potential seriously he can be a dark horse at 155. I dont think this is a loser leaves town, who knows tho both have disappointed before. Id rather see Fisher vs Guillard and Tavares vs Uno.

Post #4   3/16/09 9:28:11PM   

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Nighty Night Thiago.

Post #5   3/16/09 9:55:30PM   

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I'm sure and prarying Melvin will be ready. I got him landing a huge one in the 1st and putting him down. Im a big fan but am disappointed his progress has slowed. Hopefully he's mature enough and is actually taking his job seriously now and can be a threat at 155.

Post #6   3/16/09 9:59:08PM   

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Either Thiago by sub or Melvin by KO in round one

Post #7   3/16/09 10:05:48PM   

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One of those either/or fights. This one will probably be a hot event. Guillard either lands a flush combo or Tavares subs him quick. Harder pick than most people think, but id go with Thiago.

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tough fight but i think melvin might knock his head off

Post #9   3/16/09 10:12:31PM   

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Wonder what happens first...guillard landing a big shot putting t to sleep...or t getting the takkedown and quick sub...

I am going with guillard though..if wiman can put tavares to sleep, I know guillard can.

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Man Guillard is so young.

This is a big toss up for me. I mean Guillard could come out fast and get a quick KO, or if guillard doesnt land and tavares survives the onslaught and could get the fight to the ground and maybe work a submisson.

, Im leaning towards tavares.

Post #11   3/16/09 11:25:23PM   

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melvin is too cocky and stubborn to think hes not good on the ground.. and he ll get submitted fast in this fight

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Melvin is a big time athlete, it has been almost a year and a half since the submission loss to clementi which is plenty of time to work your jiu jitsu defense, obviously not to wear tavares' is but we'll see, we really didnt get to see much of melvins sub defense against siver, siver really isnt a big submission guy. but at the same time you gotta ask whens the last time tavares submitted someone...jason black and then who? really interesting matchup i will root for melvin but a betting man should take tavares

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Posted by chickmagnet

Either Thiago by sub or Melvin by KO in round one



Agreed....but which one will it be is the only question!!!

Post #14   3/17/09 8:07:40PM   

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I'm glad they've kept Melvin around I really hope he's taking things seriously

Post #15   3/17/09 11:57:06PM