Michael Johnson vs. Melvin Guillard
Round 1: No touch of gloves in this one. Johnson quickly takes the center of the cage. He lands a kick to the body. Guillard lands a knee to the body as Johnson moved forward. Johnson lands an outside leg kick. Guillard misses with a big right hand. They throw leg kicks at the same time and Guillard catches a kick to the groin. He’s given time to recover and the fight is restarted. Johnson delivers an outside leg kick. Johnson explodes forward with a flurry. Guillard moves away. Guillard looking to counter. Johnson looks to get the fight to the ground. Guillard shakes off the attempt. Johnson lands an outside leg kick. He continues to work the lead leg of Guillard. Johnson inches forward. Guillard lands an lead uppercut as Johnson closed the distance. Johnson misses with a high kick. Johnson moves in with a combination, but Guillard gets out of the way. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Johnson.
Round 2: Guillard takes the center of the cage. Johnson circles on the outside. He steps in with a leg kick. Johnson being more careful this round. He delivers a kick to the body. Johnson goes to the body with a right hand. Guillard lands an inside leg kick. Johnson lands a counter left hand. He urges Guillard to come forward. Johnson continues to land leg kicks. Guillard misses with a winging right hand. Johnson steps in with a left hand. He lands a combination that wobbles Guillard. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Johnson.
Round 3: Guillard comes out with a low stance. He presses forward with a combination. Johnson ducks under and gets the fight to the ground. Guillard quickly gets back to his feet. Johnson inches forward. Guillard misses with a spinning back kick. Johnson lands an outside leg kick. Johnson lands a left hand. Guillard moves in and is met with a right hand. Johnson continues to press forward. He’s walking Guillard down. Johnson lands a counter right hand off a leg kick by Guillard. He presses Guillard against the cage with two minutes remaining. They separate and Guillard lands a right hand on the break. Guillard pushes forward and Johnson meets him with a combination. Johnson lands a right hand. He says he was poked in the eye. The referee doesn’t recognize it and Johnson moves in with a right hand. Johnson lands an uppercut on the inside. Johnson is outworking Guillard and winning the striking. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Johnson.
The judges scored the fight for Johnson by unanimous decision. The scorecards read 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28.