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  • 2 years ago
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For the second time in a month, a Zuffa-affiliated mixed martial arts card has been canceled. read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Former Strikeforce champ and current UFC lightweight Gilbert Melendez plans to keep things professional when he gets on the set of “The Ultimate Fighter 20? with champ Anthony Pettis in advance of their year-end title bout.Filed under: News, Only on (...) read news >>

  • a year ago
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Strikeforce lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez won't need surgery to repair a bad tear to his AC joint, though a timetable for his return is unknown. Melendez's manager and father, Gilbert Melendez Sr., expressed optimism that his son will be able to compete on a Strikeforce card planned for mid-January, though it depends on how quickly the fighter's recovery progresses. "There's no definite yes," Melendez today told MMAjunkie.com. "It all depends if his body is healing on time as we read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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The injury bug has now claimed Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez, which has led to the promotion canceling Saturday night's event that was scheduled to air on Showtime from Sacramento. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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World-ranked lightweight Gilbert Melendez now has a date and opponent for his next Strikeforce title defense. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez will fight at the organization's recently announced May 19 event. Against whom? That's a good question. Josh Thomson and Pat Healy have emerged as top contenders. However, one of Melendez's coaches, Cesar Gracie, has two suggestions: current UFC fighters B.J. Penn or Anthony Pettis. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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SAN DIEGO - Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez admits he may bringing some of it upon himself. After all, if you're going to claim to be the best in the world, you'd better be ready to prove it. But with the recent announcement that Strikeforce will be sticking around for the foreseeable future and that Melendez will be a key fixture in the promotion, "El Nino" isn't exactly sure what will come next - other than an apparent wave of non-stop criticism if he's unable to o read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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It's almost impossible now for Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez to conceal his true feelings. A few months after the promise of a UFC contract seemed as real as the cage in which he fights, Melendez is set to defend his belt a third time when he meets Jorge Masvidal on Dec. 17 at "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal." But can he see any challenges beyond that? read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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HOUSTON - Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez attended this weekend's UFC Fan Expo Houston 2011 representing his longtime employer, but he hopes to leave the city with a different tag: UFC title challenger. Melendez today said he plans on pressing UFC president Dana White for the next crack at the winner of UFC 136's lightweight championship bout. "I'm a vet in this sport," Melendez told MMAjunkie.com. "I've been here for a long, long time, and I'm ready to prove I'm No. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez's days in the organization appear over. The standout lightweight will join the UFC's roster "ASAP," according to UFC president Dana White. A debut date and opponent haven't been determined, but White said it'll happen sooner rather than later. And if the timing is right, it could lead to an immediate UFC title shot. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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An expected lightweight title bout between Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez and Jorge Masvidal has been targeted for Dec. 17. Sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com of the date, though a city and venue has yet to be confirmed. Melendez makes the third defense of his Strikeforce title while Masvidal get his shot after impressive back-to-back victories. read news >>

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