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Melvin Guillard: Undefeated in 2010, champion in 2011?




"My mental focus right now is I will be a UFC Champion in 2011. I went undefeated in 2010 and I called that in the beginning of 2010. This past year under coach Greg (Jackson) and building my confidence as a person and a fighter, I really feel I’m the best fighter at 155. It’s just I have to have my chance to show it. I know for a fact Evan Dunham is going to be a tough opponent. He’s a very worthy opponent, and I also feel he’s still undefeated. I feel he did win that Sherk fight as well. I take nothing from Dunham at all. This guy is going to be tough. He’s going to bring it, but I’m ready for that test. You know what I mean?"

Resurgent UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard, who's won three straight bouts and six of his last seven, makes a bold prediction for 2011 as he heads into a dangerous "Fight for the Troops" against the crafty Evan Dunham. "The Young Assassin" can throw leather with the best of them, but has show a vulnerability to the submission game in the past. Has his time spent under the tutelage of Greg Jackson made him ready to fight (and beat) the best 155-pounders? Or will Dunham end his title aspirations on Jan. 22 in Fort Hood?

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