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Evan Dunham: I'm not going to go shot for shot with Melvin Guillard




"My goal right now is to beat Melvin -- that's all I care about. Melvin is a really explosive, well-rounded fighter. I think a lot of people don't give his ground credit but if you look at the guys he's fought recently, you know, high level black belts, he's beat them, he's survived on the ground. I think I present a lot of problems for him. I think I'll be able to dictate what goes on, take the fight where I want it. I'm not going to go in there and trade one shot for one shot. I've been working a lot of footwork and working my Muay Thai and I think I'll be able to give him a look he's not used to and give him lots of problems from it and win the fight that way."

Evan Dunham is ready to erase the memory of his controversial split decision loss to Sean Sherk at UFC 119 last September by knocking off surging lightweight Melvin Guillard when the two square off at UFC: "Fight for the Troops 2" on Jan. 22 in Fort Hood, Texas. "The Young Assassin" has won six of seven fights and thinks he's destined to win 155-pound gold before the year is out. Dunham believes he's got the drop on his aggressive counterpart and will have him confused on fight night with heavy footwork and an improving Muay Thai game. Will Guillard, who currently trains with tactical master Greg Jackson, fall into his old aggressive ways and get sloppy if "3-D" implements his gameplan? Let's hear your thoughts on the matter.

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