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Jul 24, 2015 9:26 am

Gilbert Melendez’s Wife Signs With Bellator MMA

Gilbert Melendez’s wife, Keri Anne Melendez, has signed with Bellator MMA. Melendez is a muay thai fighter and has yet to make her professional MMA debut but will compete at the upcoming ‘Dynamite’ event in a kickboxing match. After that she will make her move to MMA. The news was confirmed by MMAFighting. Melendez’s opponent...

Jul 6, 2015 2:17 pm

UFC Fighters React to Gilbert Melendez’s Failed Drug Test

UFC confirmed on Monday afternoon that lightweight Gilbert Melendez has been suspended for a year due to a failed UFC 188 post fight drug test. In an official statement released by the Ultimate Fighting Championship, they stated that his urine sample came back positive for “exogenous origin of testosterone metabolites”. UFC fighters took to social...

Jul 6, 2015 12:43 pm

Gilbert Melendez Tests Positive for Banned Substance, Suspended for 1 Year

UFC lightweight Gilbert Melendez has failed his UFC 188 post fight drug test and as a result, has been suspended by the company for one year. Melendez was originally scheduled to face Al Iaquinta on July 15th, but the failed drug test will put a halt to the fight. UFC broke the news on Monday...

Jun 23, 2015 6:58 am

Gilbert Melendez — ‘Mexico Camp didn’t make financial sense’

Gilbert Melendez would have loved to be in Mexico, training a month before his fight with Eddie Alvarez, but according to the lightweight fighter, it just wasn’t ‘financially’ feasible. The cost to move down there, bring in all your training partners and coaches didn’t make sense to Melendez, here’s what he said on The MMA...

Jun 22, 2015 10:27 am

Al Iaquinta Plans to ‘Dominate’ Gilbert Melendez

After Bobby Green was forced to pull out of his fight with “Raging” Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night 71, Iaquinta’s future on the card was in question. Enter: Gilbert Melendez. Melendez, seeking redemption for his loss to Eddie Alvarez at UFC 188, signed the contract and is set to face Iaquinta on July 15,...

Jun 18, 2015 8:27 am

EL NINO! Gilbert Melendez Steps In To Face Iaquinta On July 15

Big news fight fans, just announced on FOX Sports Live, UFC lightweight Gilbert Melendez will step in and fight Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Duffee on July 15 in San Diego, CA. This comes after news earlier today that said Bobby Green was forced to pull out because of injury. Looks like...

Jun 14, 2015 1:44 pm

REPLAY! Eddie Alvarez vs. Gilbert Melendez (Highlights)

What was being promoted and hyped as one of the fight with the most potential to earn “Fight of the Year” honors didn’t even ear “Fight of the Night”. A long feeling out process in the opening round got the fifteen minute war off to a slow start, but once Gilbert Melendez and Eddie Alvarez...

Jun 11, 2015 11:15 pm

Gilbert Melendez: Road To UFC 188 — WATCH NOW!

This Saturday from Mexico City, the sold out UFC 188 event goes down on pay-per-view. With the UFC’s roster of Mexican fighters on full display, Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez stands at the top of the heap in the night’s co-main event. A long-awaited grudge match against former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez awaits Melendez in his...

Jun 11, 2015 1:06 pm

Gilbert Melendez Shows Poise In Most Awkward Interview Of All Time — MUST WATCH!

Things get strange on the UFC 188 media tour for co-headliner Gilbert Melendez, ahead of this weekend’s pay-per-view event. Is this not the most awkward interview you’ve ever seen? If it’s not please share what is. Shot by BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage. Chad Mendes Strips, Gets VanZant Flustered During Important Interview — WATCH!

Jun 11, 2015 6:41 am

Mexico Shows Up For Gilbert Melendez Open Workout

UFC open workouts went down yesterday in Mexico City and fans came out in hordes to get a glimpse of some of their favorite fighters, including lightweight Gilbert Melendez. Check out this video shot by Nate Diaz, showing a packed house!! #ufc188 #mediaworkout #gilbertmelendez @ufc #elnino #graciefighter #war @woodenmanmt #ufcmexico A video posted by natediaz209...

Jun 10, 2015 1:30 pm

UFC 188’s Gilbert Melendez: “I still have a lot of fight in me”

While making the media rounds in anticipation of this weekend’s UFC 188 event, Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez talks about fighting, and the journey of a martial artist. Shot by BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage. UFC Champ Vain Velasquez on AKA’s Injury Rate: ‘We train hard, we spar hard, but it’s not just our gym’

Jun 7, 2015 9:25 pm

Countdown to UFC 188: Gilbert Melendez vs. Eddie Alvarez

Go inside the elite training camps of four fighters preparing to square off at UFC 188. Red-hot lightweights Gilbert Melendez and Eddie Alvarez brace for the showdown fans have talked about for years. BJPENN.COM ALL-ACCESS! UFC 188 – Gilbert Melendez Media Day! — WATCH!

Jun 5, 2015 12:32 am

Gilbert Melendez Media Day — BJPENN.COM ALL-ACCESS

Things pick up for top UFC lightweight Gilbert Melendez in the weeks leading up to his highly anticipated matchup against Eddie Alvarez. Watch Melendez vs. Alvares on pay-per-view, next Saturday, as part of the UFC 188 main card. Video shot by BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage. WATCH! Gilbert Melendez Trains For Eddie Alvarez, And Looks Scary!

Jun 1, 2015 8:27 pm

Gilbert Melendez Latest UFC Star to Question Reebok Deal

Gilbert Melendez is getting ready to hit the octagon at UFC 188 when he finally squares off with fellow lightweight Eddie Alvarez. The two have been teasing a matchup since a DREAM Lightweight Tournament years ago and it’s finally becoming a reality. While Melendez is excited to be facing Alvarez, he isn’t too excited about...

May 27, 2015 5:32 pm

Gilbert Melendez Looking Forward To ‘Punching Someone In The Face’

UFC lightweight Gilbert Melendez is set to go to war with former Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez in Mexico City. ‘El Nino’ talked with BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage about his upcoming fight and what he plans on accomplishing. “I’m gonna bust Eddie Alvarez’s ass up and celebrate in Mexico,” said the smiling Melendez.“I think it’s a...

May 27, 2015 1:21 am

Gilbert Melendez: “Gonna Bust Eddie Alvarez’s *ss Up, Then Celebrate in Mexico”

BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage catches up with top ranked UFC lightweight fighter, Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez ahead of his highly anticipated matchup against Eddie Alvarez. The two top lightweights will finally come face-to-face on June 13, as part of the UFC 188 main card. Who Has The Better High Kick, D.C. or Rockhold? — AKA...

Apr 16, 2015 3:24 pm

“ALWAYS A BATTLE!” — Nate Diaz, Gilbert Melendez Spar

Even though they have separate training camps, Nate Diaz and Gilbert Melendez can always be seen honing each others skills. After his octagon victories, Diaz would usually be heard singing the praises of his teammates including Melendez, saying he was the best lightweight in the world despite being in rival promotion Strikeforce. Likewise, Melendez would...

Feb 4, 2015 11:42 am

ACCEPTED! Eddie Alvarez To Gilbert Melendez — ‘Let’s do it!’

Former Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez has agreed to a fight with top lightweight, Gilbert ‘El Nino’ Melendez. Eddie’s acceptance of the bout comes on the heels of a Gilbert Melendez callout. Check it: @GilbertMelendez You already know I accept , im not waiting until June to fight again tho, Lets pick an earlier date...