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Jim Miller vs. Melvin Guillard to Headline UFC’s FX Debut


(Who’s got two hands and loves to beat people’s asses? THIS GUY!!) 

An exciting match-up between top lightweight contenders Melvin Guillard and Jim Miller was announced yesterday as the headlining bout for the UFC’s FX debut via the UFC’s twitter. The contest, which is oddly scheduled for three rounds, really makes you wonder just when exactly this “main events are five rounds” policy is going to kick in, or if it only applies to fights that barely stand the chance of making it three rounds to begin with.

Either way, both men will be hungry to get back in the win column.

Guillard most recently saw a five fight win streak snapped in just over 30 seconds at the hands of Joe Lauzon, whereas Miller dropped a decision to current #1 contender Ben Henderson back at UFC Live: Lytle vs. Hardy in August.

Also announced for the FX card, everyone’s favorite fun-sized heavyweight, Pat Barry, will be looking to bounce back from consecutive defeats to Cheick Kongo and Stefan Struve when he takes on Christian Morecraft, who’s lone octagon win came against infamous trash talker (and UFC washout) Sean McCorkle. Though just 1-3 in his last four contests, Barry’s exciting style and sunny disposition has earned him another chance in the big time. There’s no reason why he shouldn’t be able to pull off a victory against Morecraft, who has been knocked out by lesser strikers in Matt Mitrione and Stefan Struve in his current octagon run.

And if that fight doesn’t get you all kinds of amped (and we can see why it maybe wouldn’t), then a guaranteed slugfest between welterweight veterans Josh Neer and Duane Ludwig surely will, no?

Neer will be looking to improve on his current five-fight win streak that last saw him attempt to perform Face/Off-esque surgery via elbows on Keith Wisniewski at UFC Live 6. In his last two outings “Bang” scored back-to-back decision victories over Nick Osipczak and TUF 7 winner Amir Sadollah at UFC 122 and UFC Live 5, respectively.

So what do you guys think? Will Guillard be able to do what no one else has in finishing Miller, or will Miller’s more complete game earn him the victory in this one? Give us all of your eloquently phrased predicitons in the coments section below.

-Danga 

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XENOPHON- November 19, 2011 at 9:23 am
Consensus - Guillard is the underdog. Absent a Cigano like power shot in the first round, Melvin has to rebuild and focus on his deficiencies after his run in with Miller.
Todd M- November 18, 2011 at 8:34 pm
Miller has good timing and is not afraid to stand in the pocket, I wouldn't be surprised if he caught Melvin coming in like Lauzon and Joe Daddy did, either way this will make it to the ground and Miller will sub him out, I think Melvin's recent win streak was the peak of his career. Neer vs Ludwig is going to be awesome, card is coming together nicely.
MonsterMaulingAss- November 18, 2011 at 5:10 pm
Im a Guillard fan so hes who im pulling for, Miller was RELENTLESS with his sub attempts against Henderson so Melvin has some work to do if he wants to take it.
zhangaaa- November 18, 2011 at 4:54 pm
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frndlylion- November 18, 2011 at 4:21 pm
I see this as an exciting match up and must win for both Miller and Guillard. I dont really have a personal favorite between these fighters. They both always come to fight and as a fan you gotta love that. Analytically I would say if Jim can get it to the ground then he can submit him. If Melvin can keep it on the feet he always has the power to knock someone out. It will be one of those will imposing situations. I'm looking forward to seeing it!
NinjaVanish- November 18, 2011 at 10:05 am
Who has two hands and loves cocaine?
blackboxmma- November 18, 2011 at 9:37 am
Pat Berry will never be cut. Unless Miller lays and prays he will lose.
danomite- November 18, 2011 at 8:07 am
ok, so if pat barry loses this fight, then he should probably be cut. I expect him to KO morecraft in the first round.
Ani703- November 18, 2011 at 8:01 am
It would be awesome in future articles about upcoming fights if you could also include the expected date of that event. This only has 4 of the 5 W's. Who, What, Where, Why but no WHEN.
Viva Hate- November 18, 2011 at 7:51 am
Melvin will never live up to the hype from that three way death match against Bin Laden and Hitler so I am going with Miller.
LOKI- November 18, 2011 at 7:13 am
Who has a weak chin and no sub-defense?
ThePeoplesTroll- November 18, 2011 at 6:40 am
i cant even see melvin going 3 rounds without making a mistake so i'd go with miller
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