“UFC Fight for the Troops 2” took place Saturday night at Fort Hood in Kileen, Texas. The Spike TV broadcast featured a lightweight battle between up-and-comers Melvin Guillard and Evan Dunham.
Entering the pivotal shootout, Guillard wasn’t shy in sharing his belief of being God’s gift to the 155-pound division. After his 178-second shellacking of the Xtreme Couture-trained fighter, he was unquestionably the best lightweight inside the Octagon last night.
The event raised funds for the brave men and women in the United States Armed Forces with traumatic brain injuries. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) provides assistance to our nation’s military heroes who have been critically injured in the performance of their duty and their families.
Information about ways to donate can be found online at FightFortheTroops.com.
“UFC Fight for the Troops 2” Results:
Chris Cariaso Defeated Will Campuzano via Unanimous Decision (29-28, All Three Judges)
Charlie Brenneman Defeated Amilcar Alves via Unanimous Decision (30-27, All Three Judges)
Waylon Lowe Defeated Willamy Freire via Unanimous Decision (29-28, All Three Judges)
Rani Yahya Defeated Mike Brown via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
DaMarques Johnson Defeated Mike Guymon via Submission (Body Triangle) at 3:22 in the 1stRound
Yves Edwards Defeated Cody McKenzie via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:33 in the 2ndRound
Matt Wiman Defeated Cole Miller via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Pat Barry Defeated Joey Beltran via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Mark Hominick Defeated George Roop via TKO at 1:28 in the 1stRound
Matt Mitrione Defeated Tim Hague via TKO at 2:59 in the 1stRound
Melvin Guillard Defeated Evan Dunham via TKO at 2:58 in the 1stRound
Fight of the Night:
Yves Edwards and Cody McKenzie ($30,000 /each)
Submission of the Night:
Yves Edwards ($30,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Melvin Guillard ($30,000)
“UFC Fight for the Troops 2” Quotes:
Melvin Guillard on his championship aspirations:
“I want my title shot [at the title]. I’m the dark horse in this game at 155 pounds. No disrespect to anybody in my weight class, but I am the best 155-pound fighter in the UFC.
“You keep lining them up, and I’ll keep knocking them down. I will go undefeated in 2011, and I will get a title shot no later than 2012.”
Matt Mitrione on Saturday night and beyond:
“I think I broke my left hand. There was a time when I punched him and he fell down the first time. As soon as I did it, [I thought it was broken].”
“I think Tim is a good fighter, but I want to get tested. I’m not going to try to bite off more than I can chew, but I want to fight. I’m here to get a piece of gold.”
Mark Hominick on becoming top contender to Jose Aldo’s featherweight title:
“I’m thrilled. If you’re next in line for a title shot, you’ve got to go out there and prove it. I believe I did that with my fists tonight. I believe my stand-up is far superior to everybody’s. You just have to go out and show it in the cage.
“Jose is next. I believe he’s the best pound-for-pound [fighter], but he’s never faced anyone like me, and I’m going to go out there and prove it.”