Archive: Gilbert Melendez

Dec 11, 2014 11:58 am

Diaz on Pettis: Whether it’s today or tomorrow, he’s gonna get got

Nate Diaz will return to the octagon this Saturday night when he squares off with Rafael dos Anjos in a key lightweight bout at UFC on FOX 13. Nate knows that a victory over “RDA” would boost him back in to title contention and get him one step closer to his goal of fighting Anthony...

Dec 6, 2014 8:44 pm

UFC 181 Results: Pettis Retains Belt! Submits Melendez in Round 2

Gilbert Melendez did a fantastic job at closing the distance in the first round, not allowing Pettis to throw any of his unorthodox strikes. Pettis’ offense was limited in the first five minutes and Melendez implemented his gameplan wonderfully. He took Pettis down twice and dug into his body with brutal body shots. As the...

Nov 20, 2014 9:36 am

UFC 181 set to show in Theaters

UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II, which features a co-main event bout between Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez will be shown in movie theaters across America on December 6th. The UFC released this promotional trailer for the event.

Nov 19, 2014 10:08 am

UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II extended preview

To get fight fans ready for UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II, which features a co-main event bout between Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez, the UFC has released this extended preview for the event. Check it out:

Nov 19, 2014 9:10 am

Nate Cool At #2 During Potential Melendez Title Reign

With the return of Nate Diaz on the horizon, many are wondering what Diaz will do if his teammate Gilbert Melendez defeats Anthony Pettis for the lightweight title next month. Diaz answered the question on everyone’s mind on Chael Sonnen’s ‘You’re Welcome’ podcast recently. “I’m completely content with Gilbert being No. 1 and me being...

Oct 5, 2014 3:32 pm

Anthony Pettis Smashing Mitts With Duke Roufus

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is gearing up for his return to the Octagon in December against Gilbert Melendez at UFC 181. ‘Showtime’ posted the following video on his Instagram of himself smashing a freestyle mitt workout with head coach, Duke Roufus. Loading Lil freestyle on the pads with @dukeroufus … View on Instagram

Sep 29, 2014 3:05 pm

QUICK TWITT: Donald Cerrone Has “Great News”

UFC lightweight Donald Cerrone is fresh off a big win over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 178 this past weekend, and it appears that ‘Cowboy’ already has great news for fans. Leaving Vegas headed home! Back to work!!! And sure did leave with some great news — Cowboy Cerrone (@Cowboycerrone) September 29, 2014 The news very...

Sep 26, 2014 3:06 pm

PHOTO | UFC Unveils Official UFC 181 Poster

Earlier today the UFC held the tickets on-sale press conference for UFC 181. In attendance were main event fighters Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler, as well as co-main event fighters Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez. The UFC unveiled the official poster for the event, which was made by DC Comics. Check it out: How badass...

Sep 26, 2014 2:59 pm

PHOTOS | Hendricks-Lawler, Pettis-Melendez Staredowns

Earlier today the UFC held their UFC 181 Tickets on-sale press conference with headliners Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler, as well as co-main event fighters Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez. Enjoy the staredowns from this event, which takes place December 6th.

Sep 26, 2014 11:24 am

UFC 181 Press Conference Today At 2 PT With Weidman, Belfort, Pettis, And Melendez

Today the UFC has invited fans to their UFC 181 press conference and Q&A with Chris Weidman, Vitor Belfort, Anthony Pettis, and Gilbert Melendez. Weidman was supposed to fight Belfort at UFC 181, but a hand fracture has forced him out of the bout. Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez will still serve as the co-main...

Sep 26, 2014 11:16 am

Khabib ‘Cowboy Can Shut Up, I Am The Next Lightweight Contender’

Khabib Nurmagomedov is making a strong case for why he deserves to be the next person to fight for the lightweight title belt after Gilbert Melenedez challenges Anthony Pettis for the belt in December at UFC 181. Nurmagomedov made his case to FOX Sports. “Nate Diaz smashed him, Rafael dos Anjos smashed him, Benson Henderson,...

Sep 22, 2014 9:43 am

UFC Invites Fans To UFC 178 Weigh-Ins And UFC 181 Press Conference This Friday

UFC 178 takes place this Saturday from the MGM Grand Garden Arena with Demetrious Johnson defending his flyweight championship against Chris Cariaso in the main event. The event will take place this Friday at Premier Ballroom at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. The event will be kicked off by a press conference with UFC...

Sep 22, 2014 9:14 am

Behind The Scenes Look At The TUF Gym

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was a coach on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter, which is currently being run on TV every Wednesday night. Prior to the filming however, his head coach, striking guru Duke Roufus, took fans on a tour of the gym behind the scenes. Post by Duke Roufus Striking University. By...

Sep 22, 2014 5:05 am

Joe Rogan And Eddie Bravo Discuss Rose Namajunas And TUF 20

On Joe Rogan’s latest episode of the Joe Rogan experience, Joe and Eddie Bravo spoke about TUF 20 contestant Rose Namajunas. Ronda Rousey stated earlier this month that she believed Namajunas was the fighter Dana White was referring to when he said they found the “next Ronda Rousey”. Who do you think will win this...

Sep 21, 2014 10:51 am

Khabib To Alvarez: Win A Few Fights Before Asking For A Title Shot

Earlier this month Bellator finally released lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez from his contract. That very same day, Alvarez was signed to the UFC, and agreed to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 178 on September 27th. Alvarez stated that he wants to fight UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis after Gilbert Melendez gets his shot at the...

Sep 17, 2014 8:07 pm

TUF 20 Results: Joanne Calderwood Defeats Emily Kagan

In the latest episode of The Ultimate Fighter 20, #2 ranked Joanne Calderwood took on #15 ranked Emily Kagan. In the first round both fighters looked hesitant to exchange, with Calderwood landing a high volume of leg kicks throughout the first minute of the round. As the round went on there were brief exchanges that...

Sep 17, 2014 4:49 pm

Tecia Torres Fought Randa Markos Injured

Last season was the premier of TUF 20, a groundbreaking season that would crown the UFC’s inaugural women’s strawweight champion. The first fight of the show was between #3 ranked Tecia Torres of Team Melendez, and #14 ranked Randa Markos of Team Pettis. The injury didn’t occur during training however, it happened while the coaches...

Sep 17, 2014 4:01 pm

TUF 20 Premier Draws Nearly 3 Million Viewers

FoxSports has sent out a press release regarding the TUF 20 premier ratings from last week, and the numbers are overwhelming. The historic season premiere of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: A CHAMPION WILL BE CROWNED delivered a viewership knockout for FOX Sports. The new season of Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) storied reality series delivered FOX Sports...

Sep 17, 2014 3:43 pm

Melendez Responds To Alvarez’ Trash Talking

Gilbert Melendez fired back at Eddie Alvarez today after Alvarez had quite a strong reaction to Melendez comments that Alvarez had lost the spring in his step. Melendez fired back at Alvarez via MMAJunkie Radio today saying: “Lately, I’ve seen him fight, and again, I think he lost his (step), and he’s been off my...

Sep 17, 2014 9:54 am

Rousey Believes Rose Namajunas Is TUF 20’s “Next Ronda Rousey”

Earlier this month, UFC President Dana White said that the promotion found “The next Ronda Rousey” on TUF 20. Rousey believes that the fighter White was talking about, is 2-1 Rose Namajunas. Rousey spoke with media members in Brazil about her pick. “I definitely think it’s Rose Namajunas. I called it from the very beginning....