While Saturday’s UFC FN 30 co-headliner between Ross Pearson and Melvin Guillard doesn’t have title shot implications riding on it, it does have the potential to be a thrilling, stand-up war. After all, both men are talented pugilists who aren’t known for sitting back or laying and praying.
Although Pearson is coming off back-to-back stoppage wins over Ryan Couture and George Sotiropoulos, “The Young Assassin” doesn’t believe the lightweight’s stopping power is at his level. While speaking to MMA Junkie.com recently Guillard relayed:
“Ross better worry about my hands,” Guillard said. “I am the hardest hitting ’55er at 155. I’ve watched him bang with guys, I’ve watched him connect on good shots and not even drop people. Everybody I hit, I drop. Everybody I hit, I f–k them up.
“Him being a harder hitter than me, I don’t think that’s going to be possible.”
The fight will take place when everyone is still buzzing about the slugfest Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez put on at UFC 166. According to Guillard, however, if he had been involved the fight would have had a different outcome.
“I would have dropped either one of them,” Guillard said “I used to drop Diego Sanchez in practice all the time. When I hit people, I hurt people. That’s just what I do.”
It will be interesting to see if Guillard can catch Pearson on Saturday night. If you didn’t know, the betting lines have Pearson as a slight underdog going into the fight in the +120 to +125 range.
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