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Melvin Guillard vs. Jamie Varner Officially Added to UFC 155 Lineup

Written by Tom Ngo
December 20th, 2012
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UFC Lightweight Melvin Guillard

Melvin Guillard (Pictured) doesn’t believe “cowardly” Jamie Varner deserves another opportunity to fight him, but as UFC president Dana White promised, the lightweights will in fact be last-minute additions to next Saturday’s “UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II” lineup.

The 155-pounders were initially slated to square-off this past weekend at “The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale.” However, just minutes before taking center stage, Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer pulled Varner from the bout because the former WEC champ was blowing chunks backstage and was far too ill to compete.

Guillard claimed Varner was too scared, homie, to face him after seeing the look in his rival’s eyes the day before at weigh-ins.

Both athletes are looking to bounce back from disappointing losses. Guillard was last seen unconscious on the canvas after buddy Donald Cerrone knocked him out at UFC 150.

“The Young Assassin” has dropped three of his last four fights.

Varner, meanwhile, was submitted by Joe Lauzon this past August at “UFC on FOX 4.” He’s victorious in three of his last four scraps.

White hinted the shootout could get promoted to the pay-per-view portion of the UFC 155 broadcast, but the scrap will appear in the FX prelims.

MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the festivities.

Here is the show’s revised roster:

Preliminary Card:

(Facebook 6:45PM ET/3:45PM PT)

John Moraga vs. Chris Cariaso

Leonard Garcia vs. Max Holloway

Phil DeFries vs. Todd Duffee

(FX 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Myles Jury vs. Michael Johnson

Jamie Varner vs. Melvin Guillard

Erik Perez vs. Byron Bloodworth

Brad Pickett vs. Eddie Wineland

Main Card:

(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Chris Leben vs. Derek Brunson

Alan Belcher vs. Yushin Okami

Tim Boetsch vs. Constantinos Philippou

Joe Lauzon vs. Jim Miller

Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos (UFC heavyweight champion)

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