Melvin Guillard signs multi-fight contract with WSOF after getting cut by UFC

Photo courtesy of Ali Abdelaziz via Ariel Helwani

Dot those "i's" and cross them fingers, Mr. Melvin.

It didn't take long for former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight Melvin Guillard to find a new mixed martial arts (MMA) home.

In news that should surprise no one, "The Young Assassin" today inked a multi-fight contract with World Series of Fighting (WSOF), which is "proud" to now have The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 2 alum on its team. Exact terms of the deal, including its value, are unknown at this time.

Guillard was cut after a run-heavy loss to Michael Johnson at UFC Fight Night 37 last month (read full details here), the latest disappointment in a series of setbacks over his last eight appearances (2-5, 1 "NC) since late 2011. He revealed shortly thereafter that he was "happy" with the pink slip because it was the "best thing" that could happen to him at this point in his career.

WSOF wasted no time revealing that it was interested in Guillard's services, revealing that all he needed to do was win back-to-back 155-pound fights to earn a championship opportunity.

It's unclear at this time who Guillard will make his WSOF debut against, as well as when and where it might go down. However, division champion Justin Gaethje is set to defend his belt against Nick Newell at WSOF 11 in July 2014, which would appear to be an ideal time to stir Guillard's familiar name into the top contender mix.

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