Released by UFC, Melvin Guillard Signs with World Series of Fighting

April 8, 2014

Melvin GuillardMelvin Guillard was recently released by the UFC, but he already has a new home after signing with the World Series of Fighting.

Guillard and the WSOF announced the signing late Monday.

“Just signed with WSOF it feeling good to be apart of something different its time to make some real money and get that belt,” Guillard tweeted.

There has been no information released on Guillard’s first opponent or even a date for his debut, but WSOF executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz teased a possible July debut in his tweet welcoming Guillard to the promotion.

Guillard (31-13-2, 2 NC) was released by the UFC in March after losing to The Ultimate Fighter season 12 runner-up Michael Johnson in London.

The brash fighter made his way to the Octagon via the second season of TUF. He didn’t go far on the show, losing to Josh Burkman, who is also on the WSOF roster.

Guillard scored a victory at the series finale in November of 2005 and fought for the UFC ever since, save for one time when he stepped out of the Octagon to fight for Rage in the Cage. He amassed a 12-9 record with one no contest while fighting for the UFC.

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