Guillard replaces Andy Souwer,
who was pulled from the card after entering into an exclusive
contract with One Championship, according to
Yahoo! Japan. Rizin 11 takes place at Saitama Super Arena in
Saitama, Japan, and is headlined by a showdown between Kyoji
Horiguchi and Hiromasa
Guillard, 35, has fallen on hard times of late. “The Young
Assassin” squared off with rising UFC middleweight prospect
Adesanya last July, losing via first-round TKO at Australian
Fighting Championship 20. The former UFC and Bellator competitor
has tasted victory just once in his last 10 MMA appearances.
The 39-year-old Gomi has experienced his own difficulties of late.
“The Fireball Kid” is currently on a six-bout skid that includes
his last five appearances in the UFC. He debuted with Rizin on Dec.
31, falling to Yusuke
Yachi via first-round triangle choke.