Guillard KO’s Dunham; Hominick Earns Title Shot

Sunday, January 23, 2011

By FCF Staff

Melvin Guillard continued to demonstrate in Killeen, Texas, tonight that he remains a dangerous presence in the lightweight division, as he stopped highly regarded Evan Dunham in the first round, at the UFC's latest Fight for the Troops event. After flooring Dunham with a hard right hand early in the bout, Guillard finished off Dunham with a series of knees along the Octagon fence, to earn his fourth straight win.

In another of the card’s more notable bouts, featherweight Mark Hominick likely entrenched a shot at champion Jose Aldo, by putting away George Roop in the opening round. Roop was unable to fully recover from a punishing right hand that Hominick landed early on, and soon after was sent crashing to the mat once again courtesy a left hook. Although Roop attempted to recover from the perilous position the referee wisely intervened and brought the bout to an end, evidenced by the fact that Roop had trouble walking after the fight's stoppage.

Here are the results from tonight’s Fight for the Troops event, which was held to raise funds for The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

Melvin Guillard def. Evan Dunham via KO (strikes) - R1, 2:59

Matt Mitrione def. Tim Hague via TKO (punches) - R1, 2:59

Mark Hominick def. George Roop via TKO (punches) - R1, 1:28

Pat Barry def. Joey Beltran via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Matt Wiman def. Cole Miller via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Yves Edwards def. Cody McKenzie via submission (rear-naked choke) - R2, 4:33

DaMarques Johnson def. Mike Guymon via verbal submission (injury from body triangle) - R1, 3:22

Rani Yahya def. Mike Brown via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Waylon Lowe def. Willamy Freire via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Charlie Brenneman def. Amilcar Alves via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Chris Cariaso def. Will Campuzano via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)