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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...

Jun 14, 2015 12:05 pm

Alvarez Talks Slow Start to UFC 188 Fight with Melendez

Even though both Eddie Alvarez and Gilbert Melendez showed an incredible amount of heart in their performances on Saturday, their “UFC 188” bout was far from the potential “fight of the year” fans thought it would be. Hear why Alvarez thinks the fight’s entertainment factor suffered in this backstage interview. Chad Mendes Strips, Gets VanZant...

Jun 14, 2015 10:16 am

Twitter Reacts to Alvarez’s Shocking Win over Melendez at UFC 188

Eddie Alvarez and Gilbert Melendez left it all in the octagon Saturday night at UFC 188. While their long awaited bout wasn’t the “fight of the year” critics thought it would be, Alvarez and Melendez showed a ton of fighting spirit in the second and third rounds that brought the crowd to their feet. Melendez...

Jun 14, 2015 8:05 am

UFC 188’s Alvarez/Melendez Scorecard REVEALED!

As Gilbert Melendez and Eddie Alvarez stepped into the octagon on Saturday night, fans had high hopes that the lightweights would put on a “Fight of the Year” worthy performance, but they didn’t even earn fight of the night honors. Alvarez and Melendez got off to ta slow start where neither fighter wanted to get...

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 9, 2015 2:54 pm

Alvarez Convinced Melendez Won’t Stand With Him

Fighters aways say they’re going to stand and go to war, but few rarely do. They usually end up trying to take the fight to the ground when things aren’t going there way. Which of course is fair considering it is MMA, not kickboxing. UFC lightweight and former Bellator champion thinks this is going to...

Jun 8, 2015 6:38 pm

Alvarez Gives Warning to Melendez: ‘You’re In for a Rude Awakening’

Former Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez will be making his return to the octagon this weekend at UFC 188. Former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez will be standing in the corner opposite of Alvarez and the lightweight contest is one fans have wanted to see since they ruled their respective promotions. Alvarez lost his UFC debut...

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!