It looked as though Guillard would set the pace on the feet, but Lauzon found a sweet spot early and worked his way to the first-round finish.
Guillard started out intense and blitzed Lauzon with strikes. Lauzon kept calm, however, and countered with a jab on his way to capturing Guillard’s back. From there, Lauzon flattened out his opponent and sunk in the rear naked choke.
Guillard had to option but to tap within the first minute of the opening round.
“We were really worried about Melvin’s the stand-up,” Lauzon told Joe Rogan in his post-fight interview. “We just trained really hard and came out ahead.”
Lauzon stops Guillard’s win-streak, which stood at five prior to UFC 136. Lauzon starts a winning-streak of his own with two in a row.