“If I can’t get the fight down, I’m going out on my shield. I’m going to do my best to get the fight to the ground. If I find that I can’t get it, I’m going to keep working at it, but I’m going to have to throw punches the entire time. The days are gone when you could just shoot on a guy from way out and take him down. Melvin’s a great wrestler. He’s not going to give up any takedowns. I’m going to have to fight for every single one… Melvin’s coming off five or six wins in a row – a lot of wins – but personally, I think I’m the worst matchup for Melvin Guillard. His biggest weakness seems to be submissions. He’s been a lot better lately, but at the same time, I’ve submitted a lot of guys – a lot of really, really good guys, too.”
Joe Lauzon talking to mmajunkie.com during the pre-UFC 136 media rush thinks he is the worst stylistic matchup for the rising Melvin Guillard.
Lauzon has proved time and time again that he is better than your average “Joe”; however he has struggled with breaking through to the top tier of his division. The same can be said about his opponent tomorrow night.
With the Majority of Guillards coming by way of submission (7 of his last 8) and with Joe taking home submission of the night honor’s in a good percentage of his recent outings, who will win this chess match?
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