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UFC Fight Night 30 live blog: Ross Pearson vs. Melvin Guillard

Melvin Guillard aims for his second straight win when he faces Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 30.
Melvin Guillard aims for his second straight win when he faces Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 30.
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This is the UFC Fight Night 30 live blog for Ross Pearson vs. Melvin Guillard, a lightweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, England.

Pearson, who has won three of his past five fights, will face Guillard, who has lost three of his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC Fight Night 30 live blog below.


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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.