Guillard’s incidental (but illegal) knees to a barely-grounded Pearson busted the Brit’s forehead open and caused doctors to intervene. Though neither man actually lost, neither walked away victorious, and the bout’s ending certainly felt like defeat to fans invested in seeing the scrap unfold. Apparently a rematch between the two has been booked but not until March when the UFC returns to England. However, Guillard is itching to fight again after coming so close to victory and is healthy. The powers that be could easily appease him by offering up a spot in early December against Roger Bowling or Anthony Njokuani, both of whom would assist in delivering fireworks against a striker like Guillard, while still giving Pearson enough time to heal up from his nasty cut before battling “The Young Assassin” in a rematch.
Eleven individuals came up short at UFC Fight Night 30 and are currently dealing with the hangover of defeat. In some cases, the losses were worse than others, coming in particularly pivotal pairings or involving eye-opening upsets. Meanwhile, lightweights Melvin Guillard and Ross Pearson are also probably feeling a bit low after their bout was stopped due to damage from an accidental, illegal knee and ruled a No Contest. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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