• TUF 16 Finale

Guillard v Varner signed for TUF 16 Finale

ESPN staff
November 2, 2012
Melvin Guillard always comes to fight © Getty Images

A highly intriguing lightweight battle has been slated for the TUF 16 Finale, with Melvin Guillard to fight Jamie Varner.

The UFC confirmed the news on Thursday, slotting the 155lb battle onto a card headlined by Shane Carwin v Roy Nelson. The event takes place on December 15.

Guillard's last outing saw him lose by knockout to Donald Cerrone, having previously rocked the Cowboy. Victory would allow Guillard to bounce back into title contention with his sprawl and brawl style.

Varner has had an eye-catching year, shocking Edson Barboza before losing a classic to Joe Lauzon. Victory over Guillard would cement his place among the top UFC 155-pounders.

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