Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Lightweights Clash at Ultimate Fight Night

On Thursday, April 5th two of the fastest-rising lightweight fighters in mixed martial arts will face each other live on Spike TV.

Fighting in his hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada Joe “Daddy” Stevenson (31-7-0) has pounded his way through the lightweight division, defeating unorthodox striker and Jiu Jitsu expert Luke Cummo, highly-touted thug-Jitsu fighter Yves Edwards and the bane of ring announcers everywhere, Japanese MMA veteran Dokonjonosuke Mishima.

Melvin “The Young Assassin” Guillard (39-6-3) comes into the fight with an explosive combination of athleticism, experience and confidence. Although he comes from a wrestling background, Guillard has dominated his opponents with striking, scoring knock-outs over boxer Marcus Davis, submission expert Rick Davis and Gabe Ruediger, who he floored with a devastating punch to the body.

The winner of the fight could climb the rankings towards a shot at the lightweight title, currently held by wrestling powerhouse Sean Sherk.

The under-card includes a mixture of familiar faces and newcomers, featuring Kenny Florian, Drew Fickett and Rich Clementi.

Ultimate Fight Night Odds:

Joe Stevenson (-160) vs. Melvin Guillard (+130)

Antoni Hardonk (-500) vs. Justin McCully (+350)

Dokonjonosuke Mishima (+210) vs. Kenny Florian (-270)

Keita Nakamura (+130) vs. Drew Fickett (-160)

Forrest Petz (+140) vs. Kuniyoshi Hironaka (-170)

Seth Petruzelli (+210) vs. Wilson Gouveia (-270)

Roan Carneiro (+125) vs. Rich Clementi (-155)

Naoyuki Kotani (+250) vs. Thiago Tavares (-330)

Betting lines for Ultimate Fight Night are now up on Find all your UFC odds in Bodog’s Sportsbook. For more mixed martial arts news, visit Bodog Fight.

All lines are subject to change.

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