UFC 109 Live Blog: Melvin Guillard vs. Ronys Torres Updates

This is the UFC 109 live blog for Melvin Guillard vs. Ronys Torres, a lightweight bout on tonight's Spike TV card.

Torres (18-1), a Brazilian out of the Nova Uniao team, makes his UFC debut against Guillard (41-9-3).

The live blog begins below.



Round 1: Touch of gloves. Guillard comes forward with flying knee that he pulls back from. He throws a high kick. They collide with punches and Torres puts Guillard down against the cage. Torres has side control and Guillard is actively trying to escape. Torres lets go to ground and pound and that allows Guillard to escape to his feet. Torres takes Guillard down. Torres atttempts to take Guillard's back, but Guillard escapes to Torres' guard. Guillard escapes to his feet. Guillard lands leg kick. Guillard misses and so does Torres. Torres lands a right hand. Torres shoots and eats a knee, but he manages to finish the takedown. Torres with punches to the ribs of Guillard, who is in closed guard. Guillard stands and looks for a hip throw but Torres throws a punch.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 for Torres.

Round 2: Guillard flies forward and almost gets hit. Torres shoots and Guillard is on top of the cage on Torres' shoulder. Guillard gets out and finally defends a takedown. Guilard with a kick to the body. Torres shoots and eats another knee. Torres looks to finish a single leg. Torres tries to dump Guillard but Guillard escapes. Guillard with another body kick. Guillard with a leg kick and punch combo. Torres shoots and Guillard knees. Guillard was taken down three times in the first and he's already defended three this round. Both fighters miss on punches. Torres shoots and Guilard rolls. Torres attempts the kimura. Guillard pulls out with 40 seconds to go. Guillard stands and Torres kicks him off. Guillard jumps and misses a punch.

MMA Fighting scores the close round 10-9 for Guillard.

Round 3: Guillard defends a takedown. Guillard landing shots. Torres trips Guillard with 3:09 left. Torres advances from halfguard to side control. Guillard escapes to his feet with 1:45 left in the fight. Guillard jabs. Torres with a 1-2. Torres dives for more takedowns. He puts Guillard on his butt. Torres dropping rights but Guillard is blocking. Guillard stands and Torres slams him down, but Guillard lands in full mount. He rains down fast punches.

A tough round to score. I wouldn't have a problem calling this fight a draw.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 for Torres and the fight 29-28 for Torres.

The judges score it 29-28, 29-28 and 29-28 for Guillard.

Guillard wins by unanimous decision

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