UFC Fight Night 9: Stevenson vs. Guillard
UFC Fight Night9: Stevenson vs. Guillard was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on April 5, 2007 at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was broadcast live in the United States and Canada on Spike TV.
The card featured two top lightweight contenders in the main event, Joe Stevenson, the welterweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter 2: Team Hughes vs. Team Franklin, and fellow castmate Melvin Guillard. Also featured was former UFC Lightweight Championship challenger, Kenny Florian.
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir was originally set to fight Antoni Hardonk at Fight Night 9, but was forced to withdraw from the card due to a shoulder injury. In Mir's place was Justin McCully, a member of Tito Ortiz' fight camp Team Punishment.
Also removed from the card were welterweights Anthony Torres, a castmember of The Ultimate Fighter 2, and Jeff Joslin, who withdrew from their respective bouts against Roan Carneiro and Kuniyoshi Hironaka. Last to be removed from the card was Wander Braga, who was scheduled to fight Kurt Pellegrino. Carneiro, Hironaka and Pellegrino were all found replacement opponents.
|Lightweight||Thiago Tavares||Naoyuki Kotani||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Roan Carneiro||Rich Clementi||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Kuniyoshi Hironaka||Forrest Petz||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Kurt Pellegrino||Nate Mohr||Submission (Achilles Lock)||1||2:58|
|Welterweight||Drew Fickett||Keita Nakamura||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Wilson Gouveia||Seth Petruzelli||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||2||0:39|
|Lightweight||Kenny Florian||Dokonjonosuke Mishima||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||3||3:57|
|Heavyweight||Justin McCully||Antoni Hardonk||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Joe Stevenson||Melvin Guillard||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||1||0:27|