Ross Pearson Injured, Melvin Guillard Now Fights Former Teammate Michael Johnson in London

Written by Tom Ngo
January 23rd, 2014

UFC Lightweight Melvin Guillard

There will be some Blackzilian on former Blackzilian crime going down in London. Early Thursday morning, it was announced a knee injury has forced Ross Pearson out of his March 8 scrap against Melvin Guillard (pictured).

Michael Johnson has agreed to face his former teammate at UFC Fight Night 37.

Guillard and Pearson were issued an immediate mulligan following their no contest in October when Pearson ate a pair of illegal knees to the head. Prior to that tango, Gillard steamrolled Mac Danzig for a knockout victory.

Johnson will be riding a two-fight winning streak into the shootout. “Menace” was seen just last month putting Gleison Tibau to sleep at UFC 168.

Guillard and Johnson used to train together at the Blackzilian camp in Boca Raton before Guillard eventually found his way to American Top Team.

O2 Arena in London, England hosts the festivities.

UFC Fight Pass streams the entire event live.

Here is the show’s revised lineup:

Brad Scott vs. Claudio Henrique da Silva

Louis Gaudinot vs. Phil Harris

Luke Barnatt vs. Mats Nilsson

Ilir Latifi vs. Cyrille Diabiate

Danny Mitchell vs. Igor Araujo

Davey Grant vs. Roland Delorme

Gunnar Nelson vs. Omari Akhmedov

Brad Pickett vs. Ian McCall

Melvin Guillard vs. Michael Johnson

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jimi Manuwa

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