A lightweight bout between Melvin Guillard and Spencer Fisher is in the process of being finalized for UFC 90 on Oct. 25, according to a report on MMAWeekly.com.
The report indicates that both fighters have been sent bout agreements that are expected to be signed in the coming days.
Fisher’s trainer, Pat Miletich, isn’t exactly pleased about the tentative matchup.
“Spencer has no reason to fight that guy,” Miletich is quoted as saying by MMA Weekly’s Tom Hamlin. “I don’t think Melvin’s earned the right to fight him yet. I think Spencer should be fighting somebody where he’s got something to gain.”
Guillard is 21-7-2 lifetime and holds a record of 4-3 in the UFC. He returned to the Octagon at UFC 86 after a one-fight sabbatical from the promotion and was victorious last month when he TKO’d Dennis Siver at 0:36 of round 1. Prior to the win, he has suffered consecutive losses while in the UFC.
Like Guillard, Fisher also has 21 career wins against four defeats. A veteran of nine UFC fights, Fisher is 6-3 while competing in the Octagon and holds notable wins over Thiago Alves, Matt Wiman, Dan Lauzon, and Sam Stout. He last competed in June during the live season finale for the seventh installment of “The Ultimate Fighter,” recording a unanimous decision victory over Jeremy Stephens.
UFC 90 will emanate from just outside of Chicago in Rosemont, IL at the Allstate Arena and will be headlined by Anderson Silva defending the UFC middleweight title against Patrick Cote.