Melvin Guillard vs. Thiago Tavares set for The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale by John Morgan on Apr 01, 2009 at 2:15 pm ET A lightweight contest between Melvin Guillard (21-7-2 MMA, 5-3 UFC) and Thiago Tavares (14-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) has been added to The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale fight card. While the bout was originally reported as a possibility for UFC 101 in August, sources close to Guillard today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) the fight will actually take place at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale in June. The finale, which concludes "The Ultimate Fighter: U.S. vs. U.K.," is scheduled for June 20 at the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The main card airs live on Spike TV. Bout agreements for the Guillard vs. Tavares fight were recently distributed and signed. However, the UFC hasn't officially announced the bout. Guillard, the controversial former cast member of "The Ultimate Fighter 2," will be looking to build on a two-fight win streak. "The Young Assassin" earned a March 2008 victory outside the UFC, but he returned with a stunning 36-second TKO win over Dennis Siver at UFC 86 in July 2008. The two consecutive wins followed a difficult stretch of back-to-back emotionally charged defeats at the hands of Rich Clementi and Joe Stevenson. Tavares is looking to build on his recent win after battling through a series of defeats. The American Top Team-trained fighter earned a unanimous decision win over "The Ultimate Fighter 5" runner-up Manny Gamburyan at UFC 94 in January after winning just one of his previous four contests in the organization.