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UFC 136: Joe Lauzon Submits Melvin Guillard in 47 Seconds

Joe Lauzon submits Melvin Guillard at UFC 136.UFCJoe LauzonMelvin GuillardUFC 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.

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.