Melvin Guillard vs Yves Edwards targeted for Jan. 22 UFC event


We know who, we know when, we just don't know where (yet).

The UFC is assembling a Jan. 22 fight card, tentatively scheduled for Fort Hood, Texas, in what may be the promotion's next "Fight for the Troops" offering, featuring an interesting lightweight match-up between Melvin Guillard and Yves Edwards.

"The Young Assassin" tweeted the fight was greenlit; however, published reports confirm the 155-pound scrap but caution the venue and location have yet to be made official.

Guillard (26-8-2), or perhaps Guillard 2.0 now that he's under the tutelage of master trainer Greg Jackson, squeaked past Jeremy Stephens via split decision at last month's UFC 119 event in Indianapolis.

It was the third straight victory for the former Ultimate Fighter since checking in with his new camp, and a win over a tough veteran like Edwards could go a long way in moving him up the lightweight ranks in 2011.

In fact, the master of "Thugjitsu" could do some spring-boarding himself.

Edwards (39-16-1) made a triumphant return to the world's largest fight promotion when he took home a unanimous decision win over Luis Palamino at UFC Fight Night 22 back on Sept. 15.

Outside of the UFC, Edwards has competed under a majority of the major banners including PRIDE, Strikeforce, Bellator and Shooto. Defeating Guillard will undoubtedly put an exclamation point on his second coming.

Stay tuned to for more information regarding the upcoming Jan. 22 event as it becomes available.

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