"Melvin is a dangerous fight for anybody at lightweight, and a majority of guys at 170 (pounds) as well. But he does have weaknesses and the thing with him is you gotta fight him," Miller said.
Miller's upcoming match with Guillard will be a pivotal one for the New Jersey native. The winner of the bout will be back in the mix in the lightweight division and a loss would pose a significant setback to either men, Miller and Guillard both loss their last fight.
Miller's last bout was a unanimous decision loss to Ben Henderson at UFC Live 5. He was previously on seven fight win streak. Utilizing an aggressive fighting style, Miller defeated the likes of Mac Danzig, Duane Ludwig, Charles Oliveira and Gleison Tibau during that run. He will look to impose that style when he meets Guillard.
"That's my style. You gotta get in there and press him and get in his face. When guys do that, that's when he makes mistakes. Same as always. My plan is to move forward, make him fight me and make him fight my fight," Miller said.
Miller has stressed at becoming a well rounded fighter but matchup wise, Miller has a noticeable advantage on the ground. It can be argued that Miller's chance of success increases if the fight hits the canvas, Miller holds 11 submission wins of his 20 overall victories and Guillard has loss via submission in nearly all defeats.
Miller vs. Guillard is set for UFC on FX scheduled for this Friday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.