Melvin Guillard didn’t depart BKFC 20 unscathed.
The former UFC light-weight contender suffered 5 fractures to his proper orbital bone in his first-round knockout loss to fellow former UFC fighter Joe Riggs in the primary occasion Saturday in Billings, Mont. Guillard was knocked out in simply 59 seconds.
The 38-year-old introduced the information of his damage Sunday morning.
Following the occasion, Guillard had surgical procedure and has mentioned he’s already discharged from the hospital.
The loss to Riggs was Guillard’s fourth straight defeat in bareknuckle boxing. He holds a file of 2-6 in since debuting within the sport in 2017. He’s 2-15 in his previous 17 bouts in each MMA and bareknuckle boxing mixed.
Guillard rose to prominence throughout his run within the UFC. “The Young Assassin” fought within the octagon for nearly a decade, competing from 2005 to 2014. Guillard holds notable wins over Jeremy Stephens, Gleison Tibau, Evan Dunham and others.