WSOF officials have been forced to pull lightweight Melvin Guillard from a fight against Ozzy Dugulubgov at WSOF 20 on Friday, due to the veteran fighter's failure to produce the necessary medical forms.
Officials confirmed Guillard's removal to ESPN.com on Monday, following an initial report by MMAJunkie. A lightweight bout between Nick Newell and Joe Condon now will co-headline WSOF 20, which will take place in Ledyard, Connecticut.
WSOF president Ray Sefo said the promotion has had no recent contact with Guillard, who was scheduled to make his third appearance with the promotion. No decision has been made regarding Guillard's future with WSOF.
"We are disappointed that we are in a position where we have to pull Melvin from the event, but given the fact he did not turn in his required medical exam results by the deadline of 10 a.m. this morning, we were left with no other choice," Sefo said. "Melvin and his camp were reminded more than once about the hard deadline, yet they failed to deliver what was necessary in order for him to compete."
Guillard (32-14) and WSOF officials have had issues in the past, including a lightweight title fight in November that was downgraded to a nontitle bout after Guillard missed weight at WSOF 15. A former UFC fighter, Guillard, 32, has missed weight in each of his first two WSOF appearances and forfeited 50 percent of his fight purse for doing so in November. He went on to suffer a split-decision loss to defending 155-pound champion Justin Gaethje.