SAN JOSE, Calif. - It may not find itself as one of the most historic
trilogies in MMA history, but Gilbert Melendez and Josh Thomson
certainly provided one of the more entertaining 15-round matchups in
But in a best of three series, there must always be a winner, and
Strikeforce lightweight champion earned that honor by topping Josh
Thomson via split decision.
The lightweight title bout, which took place Saturday at HP Pavilion in
San Jose, Calif., aired on Showtime a