Melvin Guillard made it a point to call Jeremy “Little Heathen” Stephens out following his recent UFC 114 TKO of Waylon Lowe, and it now appears that the UFC has granted “The Young Assassin” his wish.
A lightweight scrap extremely likely to end via vicious knockout between Stephens and Guillard is currently being targeted for UFC 119 according to a recent report on MMAJunkie.com.
UFC 119 is expected to take place on September 25 from the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Both Stephens and Guillard have established reputations as knockout artists at 155 lbs., with Stephens finishing 13 of his 18 victories via KO or TKO for a 72% knockout ratio, while Guillard has stopped 14 of his 24 victims for a knockout ratio of 58%.
Styles make fights and this fight has all of the ingredients to end with a “Fight of the Night” award being collected by one or both fighters when the dust has a chance to settle.
With a career record of 18-5, Stephens currently sports a UFC record of 5-4. The 24-year-old veteran of more than five years is currently riding a two-fight win streak with the promotion with recent impressive showings against Justin Buchholz and Sam Stout.
Guillard is the more experienced fighter of the two with a career record of 24-8 and an Octagon record of 7-4. Guillard has looked better than ever since hooking up with Greg Jackson in New Mexico and is currently coming off of back-to-back victories in the UFC over Ronys Torres and Waylon Lowe.