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Melvin Guillard vs Joe Lauzon odds for UFC 136 fight on Oct. 8

Melvin Guillard wants to prove he's championship material.

In order to do that, he's got to overcome the crafty submission stylings of former TUF guy Joe Lauzon at UFC 136 this Saturday night (Oct. 8) in Houston, Texas.

"The Young Assassin" is 8-1 over his last nine fights and has made a mockery of the 155-pound division since aligning himself with Jackson's MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In addition to his cruel and unusual punishment of Shane Roller at the UFC 132: "Cruz vs. Faber 2" pay-per-view, the former "Ultimate Fighter" derailed the hype train of Evan Dunham with a brilliant performance at UFC "Fight for the Troops 2" earlier this year.

Is it enough to disconnect the former network engineer? The bookies seem to think so, pegging Guillard as a heavy favorite at -355.

Standing in his way this weekend is Lauzon, who has been inconsistent as of late, going 2-2 over his last four contests. But the Bostonian bulwark is a formidable threat on the ground and one of the division's more likable fighters.

It hasn't helped him in the betting lines, where he currently stands as a +295 underdog.

Anyone predicting upset?

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