Guillard came out swinging hard as he usually does, but it was Lauzon who surprised Guillard by landing a hard left hand of his own to Guillard's chin, sending Guillard staggering backward.
From there it was Lauzon's fight: He pounced on him, sunk in the rear-naked choke and forced Guillard to tap the canvas. It was the biggest win of Lauzon's career.
The victory improves Lauzon's record to 21-6, with 17 of his wins coming by submission. The loss drops Guillard to 29-9-2, with eight of his losses coming by submission.
There had been a great deal of talk leading up to the fight that Guillard was closing in on a lightweight title shot. Now it may be time to wonder if Lauzon is getting close to a crack at the title. Lauzon puts on good shows, finishes fights, and now he has a victory over a Top 10 opponent. This was a big-time win for Lauzon.