UFC 136 Results: Joe Lauzon Quickly Subs Melvin Guillard with First Round Finish

October 8, 2011
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Joe Lauzon made quick work of Melvin Guillard at UFC 136, submitting the Jackson’s MMA fighter in 46 seconds.

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.

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  • bajafox

    Well that makes the 155 title picture a little clearer by taking out Melvin from it

  • Joe Lauzon vs Anthony Pettis next????

  • Mario

    I was VERY surprised by the outcome of this match. I knew heading in that Joe had some wicked submissions, but never did I expect him to drop Guillard with a punch and stagger him like that. Then for him to slap on that choke and finish it so quickly, WOW!

    Sucks for the Young Assassin, but an impressive victory for Joe Lauzon.

    A dark horse at 155!

  • decolonize

    Mario: yeah! Everyone was calling this Melvin’s fight, and it looks like he let that hype get to him. Joe Lauzon is underrated in so many fight areas. One of his best wins, for sure.

  • This is crazy considering he compared this fight to the Pulver fight in one of the pre-fight interviews. Deja vu.