UFC Fight Night 30 took place October 26, 2013 at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom. Former TUF 5 contestant Melvin Guillard (31-12-2, 2 NCs) locked horns against TUF 9's Ross Pearson (15-6, 1 NC) in the night's co-headlining bout. Catch the video highlights above.
For more on a bizarre finish, check out the play-by-play by yours truly.
Round 1: Referee Marc Goddard oversees the action. Guillard ducks under a job and fires off a leg kick. Pearson answers with one of his own. Guillard cracks Pearson with a one-two. Guillard starting to open up now. Pearson ducks under a shot and stalks forward. Guillard catches Pearson's flying knee and blasts Pearson with a pair of knees. Not sure if those were legal or not. Goddard jumps in instantly. Guillard is livid. And they're stopping this fight on cuts. Huge gash across Pearson's forehead. Weird turn of events here in Manchester.
Ross Pearson vs. Melvin Guillard declared no contest due to illegal blow in round one.