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UFC 148: Melvin Guillard Vs. Fabricio Camoes

Melvin Guillard vs. Fabricio Camoes

Our final prelim card for the night boasts another lightweight contest, as Melvin Guillard (46-11-3) meets Fabricio Camoes (13-6-1). The man in charge of the action will be Yves Lavigne.

Round 1: No touch of gloves to start by Camoes as Guillard offers his up. Guillard with a leg kick, as Camoes fires one back himself. Guillard pushes off a takedown attempt by Camoes, who comes right at Guillard with kicks and punches. Guillard catches Camoes coming in with a big right, but Camoes goes for the takedown as Guillard works an arm submission. A very poised Guillard right now in this fight, as he is looking calm and cool. Guillard catches Camoes with another right to the chin, but doesn’t jump in and try to finish him. Guillard catches a leg kick and lands one of his own, along with a punch to the face. Guillard stuffs a takedown, goes to the top of Camoes, but than just walks away. Guillard with another takedown, but Camoes now on his back looking to work a submission of his own. Camoes lets go of a submission to work ground-and-pound with elbows to Guillard. He now begins to hook an arm with just 25 seconds left, but gets too high and Guillard escapes. Camoes misses, Guillard takes top position and comes firing with punches.

FightLine scores the round 10-10

Round 2: Both fighters being more selective now to start the round, with Guillard sticking and moving. Camoes doing a nice job of mixing up his strikes, keeping Guillard guessing. However, Guillard seems to have more power to his punches. Big uppercut misses by Camoes, who also misses with a spinning kick. Camoes grabs a leg, rolls, but Guillard rolls with him and the two are back up. Large Brazilian contingent begins screaming as Camoes tries firing them up. Camoes with double underhooks, and he gets the takedown. Not much damage inflicted on Guillard by Camoes, and Guillard spins out and starts landing punches to the head of Camoes, who fires back with elbows. Guillard on top reigning down punches as the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Guillard

Round 3: Guillard seems much more relaxed and fresh heading into this final round, landing a kick to the body to start. Camoes with a spinning kick that misses. Guillard avoids a takedown attempt by Camoes after missing badly. Body blow connects by Guillard. Just over three minutes to go in the fight. Guillard misses with an uppercut, but fires back with a left. Guillard tries to catch Camoes coming in but is unable to. Camoes throws a knee that is just a glancing blow. Guillard with a nice combo, but eats a stiff jab from Camoes. Guillard with a jab, and Camoes goes low for the takedown. Guillard works out of it and avoids another big kick attempt. Camoes’ nose is bright red now from the work done by Guillard. Down to the final seconds, and Camoes shoots in again for a takedown, which he turns into a leg-lock and begins pulling hard with less than 10 seconds left.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Guillard

Melvin Guillard def. Fabricio Camoes via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)