MMA Nation Senior Editor Luke Thomas will be providing his predictions and breakdowns of the UFC 136 main card. UFC 136 on paper is one of the most exciting events the promotion has ever staged and the fight between Melvin Guillard and Joe Lauzon promises to bring fireworks.
For much of his UFC career, Melvin Guillard was considered wasted talent. An enormously athletic lightweight who just had too much baggage to put together any sort of successful run in the promotion. He finally made the decision to train with Greg Jackson and since then, he's been on an absolute tear through the lightweight division.
Tonight he meets Joe Lauzon, the young fighter out of Boston, Massachusetts who made his name off of a stunning knockout win over former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver. Lauzon is finally gaining some steam and a win over Guillard could put him on the map. Guillard is fighting for something much bigger: a potential title shot against the winner of tonight's main event between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard.