With only four days until WSOF 20, Melvin Guillard has been pulled from his co-main event bout as first reported by MMA Junkie. The reason given for Guillard’s removal was due to WSOF executives being unable to make contact with the fighter.
WSOF president Ray Sefo told MMA Junkie that, “four days away from the fight, and we don’t have his medicals, nor have we heard from him. He has not responded to any of requests from our PR team to help promote the show, and we alerted his management team that if we did not receive his medicals by 10 a.m. today, we would have no choice but to pull him from the card, and unfortunately, that’s what we’ve been forced to do.”
Guillard’s relationship with the WSOF has been anything but professional. The former UFC lightweight has failed to make for both of his fights under the promotion one of which was supposed to be for the lightweight championship against Justin Gaethje. The contest was later made a non-title bout.
Guillard’s scheduled opponent for the event was Ozzy Dugulubgov but in light of recent events preliminary fighter Lucas Montoya was been bumped up the card and will now face Dugulubgov. A bout between Nick Newell and Joe Condon was been pegged as the night’s new co-main event.
WSOF 20 will take place on Friday April 10th from the Foxwood Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut and can be seen live on the NBC Sports Network. The main event will feature bout between David Branch and Ronny Markes as part of WSOF’s light heavyweight championship tournament.