Melvin Guillard Meets Thiago Tavares at UFC 114

Written by Tom Ngo
February 13th, 2010

Multiple news outlets are reporting that a lightweight scrap between the controversial Melvin Guillard and Thiago Tavares is set for UFC 114 on May 29th.

MMAJunkie.com was the first to report that both parties have agreed to the fight and bout contracts should be in place shortly.

Guillard is fresh off a lopsided unanimous decision victory over Ronys Torres at “UFC109: Relentless” last Saturday. After falling on some hard times, the former “The Ultimate Fighter 2” contestant seems to have found his groove after rolling off wins in four of his last five scraps.

Tavares fought Nik Lentz to a draw at “UFC Fight Night 20” in January, it was his first bout in a year. The American Top Team-trained fighter endured an injury-plagued 2009 campaign which saw him take a unanimous decision over Manny Gamburyan in his only action of the year.

There’s no word whether the bout will end up on the televised portion of the pay-per-view broadcast, but it’s likely the 155-pound contest will take place on the non-televised portion of the show.

Here are the fighters slated/rumored to compete inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada:

Ryan Jensen and Jesse Forbes
Chris Leben vs. Aaron Simpson
Melvin Guillard vs.Thiago Tavares
Efrain Escudero vs. Dan Lauzon
Amir Sadollah vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Todd Duffee vs. Mike Russow
Diego Sanchez vs. John Hathaway
Forrest Griffin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Rashad Evans

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