May 15, 2012; Fairfax, VA, USA; Donald Cerrone raises his hand in victory over Jeremy Stephens during the Korean zombie vs Poirier event at Patriot Center. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-US PRESSWIRE
UFC.com brought word of the pending bout earlier today:
A day after tweeting, "Well I sure wish someone would step up for Denver," Colorado's own Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone found a willing candidate in "Young Assassin" Melvin Guillard, who is coming off a victory last weekend at UFC 148.
The lightweight war between the strikers and former teammates will be the co-main event at UFC 150 August 11 in Denver, Colorado.
This should be fun.
Cerrone may have had his six-fight win streak snapped by Nate Diaz back at UFC 141 on Dec. 30, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada, but he rebounded rather well with a unanimous decision beatdown of Jeremy Stephens back on May 15 at UFC on FUEL TV 3 in Virginia.
Guillard, meanwhile, avoided a three-fight skid by scoring a unanimous decision of his own over Fabricio Camoes just this past weekend on the UFC 148: "Silva vs. Sonnen 2" preliminary card.
But, really, who cares about background? This is Donald freaking Cerrone against Melvin freaking Guillard.
The dynamic due will be joined on the PPV main card by Jake Shields, who will make his 185-pound debut for the promotion against TUF alum Ed Herman. Rousimar Palhares will also attempt to "Thunder" past Yushin Okami.