MENU
#UFC 217 #UFC Fight Night 55 #GSP #Michael Bisping #Conor McGregor



Trilogies seem to be the theme of 2012 so add one more to the list.

On May 19, Gilbert Melendez will defend his Strikeforce lightweight title against old foe Josh Thomson as part of the upcoming event headed to San Jose.

Sources close to the bout confirmed the fight to MMAWeekly.com on Monday with verbal agreements in place. MMAJunkie.com first reported the bout.

Melendez and Thomson first met in June 2008 with the Strikeforce lightweight title on the line, and Thomson got the best of his old friend and training partner winning a unanimous decision.

A year and a half later, Melendez got his revenge by besting Thomson in the rematch also winning a unanimous decision.

Now the pair will meet for a third time coming up in May to settle the rivalry once and for all.

Melendez vs. Thomson III will be the co-headline feature on the May 19 card, with the main event pitting Josh Barnett vs. Daniel Cormier in the finals of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix.

Follow @DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon Martin.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Ready to add a Randy Couture bobblehead to your collection at Bellator 186?

  • 28 days ago
  • 9 views

Looking for more MMA legend bobbleheads to round out your collection? You’ll get another chance next week.Filed under: Bellator, Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News read news >>

UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida Fantasy Cheat Sheet

  • 29 days ago
  • 4 views

Knockout artist Derek Brunson looks to add a former champion to his resume when Lyoto Machida makes his return to action for the first time in over a year. We preview this matchup and more in today's read news >>

Dana White: Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson Will Face Darren Till in London | MMAWeekly.com

  • 14 days ago
  • 69 views

A welterweight main event appears headed for London in 2018. read news >>

Kimbo Slice the latest to get bobblehead treatment from Bellator – complete with a gold chain

  • 6 days ago
  • 3 views

Want another bobblehead to add to your collection next to Fedor, Royce and Randy? Get ready for the Kimbo Slice edition in January.Filed under: Bellator, Blue Corner, Featured, Featured Videos, News read news >>

Jessica Eye vs. Kalindra Faria flyweight bout headed to UFC-St. Louis in January

  • 6 days ago
  • 7 views

The UFC’s new women’s flyweight division will be on display when the company debuts in St. Louis in January.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Werdum wants to add another belt to his collection

  • 5 days ago
  • 2 views

“I want my opportunity for the title shot,” said Werdum. “I have two belts in my home and I want to put one more on my wall." read news >>