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Aug 18, 2016 9:13 am

VIDEO | Gilbert Melendez shares insight into UFC 202 press conference incident

Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas, Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor briefly appeared on stage at the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference. McGregor, who was nearly 30 minutes late to the event, joined Diaz on stage for just moments before Diaz got up and walked out of the event. He was joined by his entire team...

Jul 24, 2016 7:55 am

Pros react to Barboza’s decision victory over Melendez

Edson Barboza utilized some brutal leg kicks to earn a unanimous decision victory over former Strikeforce title holder Gilbert Melendez in last night’s UFC on FOX 20 co-main event. Here is how the pros reacted to Barboza’s win: Barboza is one big-ass lightweight. #UFCChicago — The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) July 24, 2016 I would hate to...

Jul 23, 2016 10:26 pm

VIDEO | Edson Barboza vs. Gilbert Melendez (highlights)

In the co-main event of ‘UFC on FOX 20’ Gilbert Melendez made his return to the Octagon against Edson Barboza. The fight was a thrilling one, with Barboza ultimately getting the win via unanimous decision, keeping his run at a title shot going! See the highlights above!

Jul 23, 2016 6:20 pm

UFC on FOX 20 Results: Edson Barboza defeats Gilbert Melendez

A key lightweight bout between former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez and dangerous striker Edson Barboza served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC on FOX 20 card in Chicago. Round one begins and Edson takes the center of the octagon. Melendez comes forward with a combo. Edson replies with back-to-back leg kicks. Gilbert shoots in...


Jul 22, 2016 10:58 pm

Gilbert Melendez eyeing future fight with fellow veteran Eddie Alvarez

Back at UFC 188, Gilbert Melendez and Eddie Alvarez squared off in the co-main event of the highly anticipated card. Alvarez was looking to bounce back from a lopsided loss to Donald Cerrone, and capture his first UFC win. Melendez on the other hand was looking to return to the win column after a submission...

May 20, 2016 4:33 pm

Gilbert Melendez on Conor McGregor: ‘He fights like the smaller man’

Nate Diaz and Gilbert Melendez have been close training partners for a long time with Cesar Gracie. Melendez knows Diaz all too well and says that if McGregor gets his rematch with Nate, the result will be the same as their first match. “I don’t see it going any differently. I see Conor, if he...

May 10, 2016 10:52 am

Gilbert Melendez ready to move on from failed drug test

Back at UFC 188, former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez lost a controversial split decision to Eddie Alvarez. In addition to the decision being controversial, Melendez tested positive for testosterone metabolites. Now, nearly a year later, Melendez’ suspension is up, and he’s gearing up for his UFC on FOX 20 scrap against Edson Barboza on July...

May 4, 2016 1:21 pm

Edson Barboza vs. Gilbert Melendez reportedly set for UFC on FOX 20

At UFC 197 Edson Barboza picked up the biggest win of his professional career as he defeated former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis via unanimous decision. The win was a dominant one for Barboza, as he out-struck Showtime throughout the course of the fight, dealing a severe amount of damage to Pettis’ legs throughout the...

Jan 3, 2016 11:45 am

Gilbert Melendez Breaks Down Lawler vs Condit. Wants Rematch UFC 195

Giilbert Melendez  puts on the suit and tie for this video as he breaks down the epic fight at UFC 195 Condit vs Lawler.   The contest between these two warriors with different approaches to the sport have dedicated their lives to go head to head for gold in this instant classic. “El Nino” goes...

Aug 25, 2015 3:32 am

Mrs. “El Nino” Kerri Anne Melendez Rare Sparring Footage

Kerri Anne Melendez, wife of former Strikeforce lightweight champion and current UFC fighter Gilbert ‘El Nino’ Melendez, is looking to make her move into MMA. She was recently signed to Bellator and is set to make her debut at the promotion’s ‘Dynamite’ event, which will take place on Sept. 19. Her debut will take place...

Aug 6, 2015 12:01 am

Diaz And Melendez Kick It With ‘Stitch’

UFC’s Nate Diaz and Gilbert Melendez recently kicked it with a former UFC employee, none other than veteran cutman Jacob ‘Stitch’ Duran. It seems that Duran won’t be returning to the UFC, according to president Dana White, but fighters still support him and consider him the best in the business. Check it out! @diazbrothers209 @stitchduran...

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 7, 2015 8:39 am

Eddie Alvarez Comments On Melendez Drug Test

UFC lightweight Eddie Alvarez fought Gilbert Melendez at UFC 188, in Mexico City, and pulled out a close decision win over the former Strikeforce champion. News broke yesterday that Melendez had failed a drug test for UFC 188 and of course Alvarez had plenty to say on the matter. Alvarez took to Twitter and posted...

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 1:46 pm

Cerrone Offers to Replace Melendez Against Iaquinta

Gilbert Melendez was originally scheduled to face “Raging” Al Iaquinta on July 15, but has been pulled from the card due to failing his UFC 188 post fight drug test. UFC confirmed in their statement that they would be searching for a replacement rather than pulling Iaquinta off the card. Dana White and Joe Silva—...

Jul 6, 2015 1:02 pm

UFC Releases Statement on Melendez’s Failed Drug Test

UFC lightweight Gilbert Melendez will serve a one year suspension for failing his UFC 188 post fight drug test. Ultimate Fighting Championship released the following statement on the matter: Following his bout at UFC 188 in Mexico City on June 13, UFC lightweight Gilbert Melendez tested positive for exogenous origin of testosterone metabolites. The UFC...

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 30, 2015 12:21 pm

Buy Your Official Reebok ‘Gib’ Melendez Shirt Now!

Looks like Reebok made a few major goofs when rolling out the new line of UFC ‘Fight Kits’. Essentially you can now buy UFC fighter jerseys, which are replicas of the shirts that each fighter will be walking out in. The jersey will feature the fighters name on the back. Make sure you guys get...

Jun 24, 2015 8:09 am

Iaquinta: ‘I’ve been dreaming of fighting a top 5’r like Melendez’

“I was going crazy. First, you know, going crazy in a bad way once I heard Bobby Green was out, and you don’t know who you’re going to get. He was an opponent ranked above me, so you know it has really good benefits to beat a guy like that.” “I think he’s been in...

Jun 23, 2015 11:24 am

Melendez On Iaquinta — ‘Better fight him now, before he gets better’

“No, I would’ve taken it against anybody, as long as it wasn’t a five-rounder. I’m interested for 15 minutes, let’s do it. I think Al is a tough guy. He’s one of those guys that I feel like I might as well get now before he gets even better. He is one of the up...

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 21, 2015 11:54 am

Alvarez: ‘I Couldn’t See Melendez After My Eye Injury’

Eddie Alvarez and Gilbert Melendez left it all in the octagon earlier this month when the two lightweights clashed at UFC 188. Mexico City, Mexico hosted their long awaited bout which did not live up to expectations right off the bat. Alvarez suffered a gruesome eye injury in the opening round. Alvarez took a stiff...

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 17, 2015 2:16 pm

Alvarez: ‘I broke my nose and orbital in fight vs Melendez’

Eddie Alvarez might have come away with the victory this past weekend when he fought the always tough Gilbert Melendez, but his face certainly doesn’t match the results. Alvarez blew his nose between rounds and caused his left eye to blow up and severely swell instantly. The lightweight took to his Twitter and let fans...

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...