UFC 136: Joe Lauzon Submits Melvin Guillard in 47 Seconds

Joe Lauzon submits Melvin Guillard at UFC 136.In a significant upset in the UFC's lightweight division, Joe Lauzon stunned Melvin Guillard on Saturday night at UFC 136, needing just 47 seconds to force him to tap.

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.

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