Bellator Announces Melvin Guillard’s Promotional Debut
By FCF Staff
Bellator has announced the promotional debut of Melvin Guillard, as the UFC vet will take on Brandon Girtz on August 28th. The lightweight fight will be part of Bellator 141, which will take place at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California.
Guillard (32-14-2) hasn’t fought since last November, when he lost by split decision to WSOF champ Justin Gaethje. Prior to that, the heavy handed fighter stopped “JZ” Cavalcante at WSOF 11 in June, 2014.
Girtz (11-4) fought last in September, and stopped Benny Madrid at Bellator 126. Before that the lightweight was knocked out by Derek Anderson in March, 2014.
“Since signing Melvin [Guillard] in May, we have been anxious to get him inside the Bellator cage,” Bellator MMA President Scott Coker said in the official announcement. “Brandon Girtz has performed well for us and will face his stiffest competition to date when he meets the 50-fight veteran. I’m really looking forward to the event, as well as returning to one of our favorite venues in Pechanga Resort and Casino.”
No other fights have been announced yet for Bellator 141. The main card will be televised on SPIKE.