Press Release


July 10th, 2012 07:26 PM MST

Deerfield Beach, Fla - A record 1.8 million people tuned in Saturday, July 7 to watch "The Young Assassin" Melvin Guillard take on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace Fabricio Camoes, and not one was disappointed by Guillard's 17th showing in the UFC Octagon.

Guillard, who was under all the pressure to win after his two straight losses in the UFC, decisioned Camoes after three rounds of thrilling action. The fight helped propel the UFC on FX's telecast of the UFC 148 undercard to the number one rated cable program of the night among men 18-34 and adults 18-34.

"I want to thank my manager Glenn Robinson, all the Blackzilians and my coaches, especially Mario Sperry, Jorge Santiago, Henri Hooft and Flavius Silva who worked with me tirelessly every single day on my game," said Guillard. "On Saturday night everybody got to see the new Melvin Guillard, the one who is settled down in Florida with a great team and totally focused on becoming a great fighter. I can't wait for my next fight, and I am going right back to Florida after this fighter summit to start my training again."

"This was an important win for Melvin, and everyone at Authentic Sports Management couldn't be happier for him," said Glenn Robinson, President, Authentic Sports Management. "Almost two million people watched Melvin Guillard fight and got see the new Young Assassin in action, and I'd like to tell everyone it only gets better and better from here."

Melvin Guillard is one of the most popular lightweight fighters in the UFC. After UFC 148 his professional MMA record improves to 47-11-3, 1 NC.

Guillard lives and trains in South Florida with the Blackzilians and Team JACO at JACO Hybrid Training Center in Delray Beach. For more information on Melvin Guillard visit, and follow him on Twitter @young__assassin. @authsportsmgmt Founded in 2010 and based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Authentic Sports Management (ASM) is a premier sports management and marketing company with a mandate to help clients grow and succeed while building foundations, a personal brand and establishing a life-long positive legacy. Led by Glenn Robinson, President, Neal Tabachnick, General Counsel and Jon Rubinstein, Senior Partner, ASM primarily represents and supports top athletes in mixed martial arts, the fastest growing sport in the world. ###

Press Contact: Jen Wenk, APR 702.635.0995 @jenwenk

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