Cerrone-Guillard slated for co-main event at UFC 150

Published on July 13, 2012, at 6:40 p.m. Eastern.

By Brian Edwards

Fight fans had to be thrilled Friday when the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced its co-main event for UFC 150 at Pepsi Center in Denver on Aug. 11: Melvin ‘The Young Assassin’ Guillard vs. Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone.

This lightweight showdown has Fight of the Night written all over it. Both prefer to stand up and bang and that should make for a thriller.

Guillard got back into the win column this past Saturday at UFC 148 by capturing a unanimous-decision win over Fabricio Camoes. The New Orleans native had lost his two previous fights by submission against Joe Lauzon and Jim Miller. However, Guillard has won six of his last eight bouts.

Cerrone won his first four UFC fights before losing to Nate Diaz (UD). The 29-year-old bounced back with a unanimous-decision victory over Jeremy Stephens at UFC on Fuel TV 3.

Jason Floyd, the host of ‘In the Cage’ in Tampa, told BrianEdwardsSports.com that he thinks “Cerrone will probably be a short favorite.”

Without a doubt, it will be a short number close to a pick ’em.

We also learned on Friday that Mark Munoz will most likely be out for six months after suffering a potential mandible fracture (jaw) in his gruesome second-round TKO loss to Chris Weidman on Wednesday in San Jose. James Te Huna, who beat Joey Beltran in the Fight of the Night, has a broken left elbow and a broken left foot and could be out for six months as well.

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