Evan Dunham was riding high coming into UFC Fight for the Troops 2. Many thought that he had won his last bout against former UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk and he appeared to be a guy who was on the rise in the 155 pound division. Melvin Guillard put an quick halt to much of the hype surrounding Dunham with a first round stoppage. Guillard was showcased his incredibly fast hands in landing several hard shots that rocked and slowed Dunham early in the fight. Dunham was able to get a takedown but Guillard quickly moved his back to the cage and got to his feet where he continued the assault. As Dunham tried for a takedown Melvin defended and landed a knee. Dunham's legs went out on him and Melvin landed two more knees that forced the stoppage.
With the win Melvin has now won four straight fights and seven of his last eight and should be considered a legitimate challenger for the lightweight title.