Lightweights Melvin Guillard and Thiago Tavares are expected to square off on May 29 at UFC 114 in Las Vegas, with MMAjunkie reporting that the pair have verbally agreed to the matchup.
Guillard (23-8-2) will look to build off a unanimous decision he earned over Ronnys Torres last Saturday at UFC 109. “The Young Assassin,” who began training with Greg Jackson ahead of his recent win, has won 4 of his last 5 fights, and is 3-1 since returning to the UFC in 2008, losing to Nate Diaz while picking up wins over Dennis Siver and Gleison Tibau.
Tavares (14-3-1) ended a near year-long layoff in January, fighting Nik Lentz to a draw at UFC Fight Night 20. He was previously in action last January, when he topped Manny Gamburyan to snap a two-fight losing streak and improved his UFC record to 4-3.
UFC 114, which coincides with the second UFC Fan Expo, has yet to be officially announced, but is expected to feature Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Rashad Evans and Forrest Griffin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
Pictured: Melvin Guillard