Biography(references)Born and raised in Louisiana, Guillard competed in various sports such as basketball before he began wrestling at Bonnabel High School. Guillard was talented, becoming a State Champion in his senior year, winning the Class 5A MVP award, and also was a member of the Louisiana Junior National Team for two years. Guillard continued competing for one year at Colby Community College in Kansas and graduated with a degree in criminal law. Guillard had originally become drawn to mixed martial arts due to his wrestling coach's connections with the sport, and had the goal of fighting professionally by his early teens. By the time he was 16 years old, Guillard was preparing to fight professionally.
Fighter Trivia(references)Melvin attributed his drug abuse to the death of his father at age 44, from cirrhosis after a life of heavy drinking. In September 2018, news surfaced that Guillard was facing four felony charges stemming from two separate incidents: domestic violence against his girlfriend and an assault at a Denver bar. For the bar incidents, Guillard was eventually charged with six charges, including multiple felony assaults.
Awards & Accolades
UFC: Knockout of the Night (Three times) vs. Dennis Siver, Evan Dunham & Mac Danzig.
UFC: Fight of the Night (Two times) vs. Josh Neer & Donald Cerrone.
UFC: Tied for most knockout victories in UFC Lightweight division history (7) with Edson Barboza & Dustin Poirier.
UFC: Most knockdowns landed in UFC Lightweight division history (13).
Full Fight | 五味隆典 vs. メルビン・ギラード / Takanori Gomi vs. Melvin Guillard - RIZIN.11
Full Fight | Derek Campos vs. Melvin Guillard - Bellator 149
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