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.
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.