UFC on Fox 8 has its first fight with lightweights Mac Danzig and Melvin Guillard agreeing to meet in Seattle. UFC officials announced the pairing earlier today.
Both Danzig and Guillard come into the bout in need of a victory. Danzig dropped a tough split decision to Takanori Gomi at UFC on FUEL TV 6, dropping to 3-3 in his last six fights.
Melvin Guillard comes into the bout with Danzig with his career in considerably turmoil. Guillard left his training camp with the Blackzillians in an effort to return to his former team at Team Jackson-Winklejohn. “The Young Assassin” was rejected by his former team however, and currently faces assault charges in New Mexico as well.
UFC on Fox 8 marks the UFC’s return to Seattle. The fight card will take place July 27 at the KeyArena. No main event has been named at this time, however UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (a Washington native) is aiming to return from injury on the July fight card.