UFC Fight for the Troops 2 results: Melvin Guillard takes out Evan Dunham4
After Evan Dunham dropped a controversial decision to Sean Sherk at UFC 119, there were many that believed that one in the loss column was deserving of an asterisk next to it.
You can go ahead and remove that now.
That's because Melvin Guillard absolutely blitzed his way to a first round knockout win over Dunham at UFC Fight Night 23: "Fight for the Troops 2" in Fort Hood, Texas.
From the very beginning of the fight it was clear that Dunham would have trouble dealing with the speed of "The Young Assassin."
After eating a big shot, "3-D" tried to turn the fight into a grappling match, clinching and shooting for a takedown. He got it but it didn't last, and when Guillard got back to his feet it was only a short time before fireworks were let off.
Since moving to the Greg Jackson camp, Guillard has looked like a much more polished striker and that showed itself in this fight.
A big right hand rocked Dunham and he was hurt enough that "The Young Assassin" knew it was time to pounce.
And like a young hungry lion, that's exactly what he did.
To Dunham's credit, he pushed forward and continued to battle for as long as he could, but a few big knees, not to mention countless unanswered shots, and he was unable to continue.
Guillard has said he wants to fight for the title by the end of 2011 after going undefeated in 2010.
Is he on his way to doing just that?
If his performance tonight was any indicator, he just might be.