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UFC 90 Gets Fisher/Guillard, Franca/Tibau; Sherk vs. Griffin Rumored


(Melvin Guillard shuts down Dennis Siver. Photo courtesy of UFC.com.)

MMA Weekly has confirmed that UFC 90 (October 25th, Chicago) will feature a lightweight bout between Spencer Fisher and Melvin Guillard. Fisher (21-4, 6-3 UFC) is coming off a decision win against Jeremy Stephens at the TUF 7 finale in June, while Guillard (21-7-2, 4-3 UFC) is coming off a 36-second KO of Dennis Siver, which won him the “Knockout of the Night” bonus at last month’s UFC 86. Seems like a decent matchup, though Fisher’s coach Pat Miletich isn’t so pleased: “Spencer has no reason to fight that guy,” Miletich told MMA Weekly. “I don’t think Melvin’s earned the right to fight him yet. I think Spencer should be fighting somebody where he’s got something to gain.”

Also in the lightweight division at UFC 90, Sherdog reports that Hermes Franca (who has dropped his last two fights to Sean Sherk and Frank Edgar) will be facing Gleison Tibau (who has dropped his last two fights to Tyson Griffin and Joe Stevenson). It goes without saying that the loser of this match could find himself bounced out of the UFC. Tibau currently trains at American Top Team, and Hermes Franca — a former ATT member — considers him a friend.

MMA Weekly also lists a third high-profile lightweight bout — between Sean Sherk and Tyson Griffin — on its UFC 90 Rumors page. The event will feature the middleweight title fight between Anderson Silva and Patrick Cote, as well as a potential #1 welterweight contender match between Thiago Alves and Diego Sanchez.

In other UFC news…

Wanderlei Silva will return to the Octagon in December against Unknown Fighter.

— Ever wonder why Luke Cummo looks so damn healthy and energetic? Partly the pee-drinking, mostly the pre-fight fasting.

Brock Lesnar isn’t ruling out a return to pro wrestling.

Dana White allows you into his world.

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Paddy- August 5, 2008 at 6:57 am
Man that Luke Cummo videos pretty nuts.

Ive always liked the guy, hes got tonnes of heart. But fasting before a fight just seems like the nuttiest thing you could do. Id love to hear an explanation of how it increases your energy?
kemist- August 5, 2008 at 1:01 am
guillards record speaks for its self 45-7-4 thats more wins than most people have fought.
Bootylam!- August 5, 2008 at 12:47 am
Guillard talks WAY too much shit for having such limited skills. Beat who you are "supposed" to, then talk. Is it just me or does it seem like he taps a little quickly when he gets caught?
Anonymous- August 4, 2008 at 11:48 pm
Guillard is going to be a devestating fighter as soon as he learns some legit Jits and washes his hands of all the negative things in his life. (Including hating camp owners) I trained with him down here in the Houston area before his fight with Rich Clementi. I've never seen anyone with such an endless fuel tank and such striking coming from a guy his size. Sparring with 6 different guys in a row who were up to 100 lbs heavier than him... My advice would be nothing but jits for about a year. With his work ethic he will be great if he can decide to be.
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Airplaneophobia- August 4, 2008 at 7:58 pm
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