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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...

Feb 3, 2015 5:03 pm

Gilbert Melendez Calls Out Eddie Alvarez

“I look down at the Top 10, I look at the line up and I see a lot of guys matched up and I see a lot of names that I’d like to fight. The one name that stands out big time to me, this is a person, who probably doesn’t like me much and...


Dec 4, 2014 3:20 pm

Gilbert Melendez: ‘Knockout or Get Knocked Out’

“Going through that experience then and knowing where I’m at now, those reasons aren’t there anymore. This time I’m going to go for it and get knocked out in the process, or else knock him out in the process.” “…That’s not going to be the case with me. I can’t wait to see his face...

Sep 16, 2014 7:10 pm

Alvarez Has Harsh Words For Gilbert Melendez

“…I think Diego Sanchez must have really landed good with those uppercuts when they fought last year, if that’s the case. He must still be feeling them. I hope Melendez beats Pettis. Nothing against Pettis, but I want Melendez to win that fight. I want to beat Donald and then finally get my hands on...

Aug 25, 2014 2:56 pm

Gilbert Melendez On Pettis Rivalry: We Don’t Talk S***

Gilbert Melendez and Anthony Pettis just finished up the taping of TUF 20, which will crown the inaugural UFC women’s strawweight champion. Melendez spoke with MMAJunkie about the season of TUF saying: “I hope people aren’t too disappointed, but there’s not much interaction between us,” Melendez said. “We’re kind of guys who don’t talk too...

Jun 5, 2014 5:09 am

Gilbert Melendez: ‘The Russians have arrived’

“The Russians have arrived and they all have that special style, the Sambo. They know how to wrestle. They know how to grapple and they know how to put it together. Khabilov will try to push Henderson with the punches and get the takedowns. But what’s going to make the difference is the scramble in...

Apr 8, 2014 1:12 pm

VIDEO | Ramsey Nijem, Gilbert Melendez Spar Hard In Training

Ramsey Nijem looks to put together back to back wins as he faces Beneil Dariush from du Arena in Abu Dhabi, UAE. As part of his reinvention, Nijem has relocated to San Francisco, California and is now among the infamous ‘Scrap Pack’ fighters that include the likes of Jake Shields and Gilbert Melendez.

Mar 12, 2014 8:59 am

Eddie Alvarez: “(Gilbert Melendez) doesn’t want to fight me”

Bellator’s Eddie Alvarez is preparing for his third matchup against possibly his most notable rival in Michael Chandler. However, during a promotional shooting for their upcoming fight Alvarez spoke about another fighter who could be placed up there on the list of Alvarez’s adversaries, Gilbert Milendez. Dave Doyle of MMAfighting.com got the scoop when he...

Feb 15, 2014 8:24 am

Cesar Gracie Issues Warning: “Gilbert Melendez won’t be punked by Dana White”

There has been a lot of tension floating around about Gilbert Melendez and what his future has in store concerning his fighting home. UFC officials came out earlier in the week saying they were done with Melendez negotiations and with news that Gil has now reached a monetary agreement with Bellator, Cesar Gracie is starting...

Feb 14, 2014 4:07 pm

Bellator & Gilbert Melendez Agree On Multi-Year Deal

At 22-3, Gilbert Melendez sits atop the UFC’s lightweight division. With victories over Josh Thomson, Diego Sanchez, Shinya Aoki and Jorge Masvidal, “El Nino” is ready for a new crop of challengers as the Santa Ana native has agreed to a multi-fight, multi-year deal structure with Bellator that can pit Melendez against some of MMA’s...

Feb 13, 2014 10:14 am

Michael Chandler wants Gilbert Melendez in Bellator

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler must have caught wind of Gilbert Melendez’s recent contract negotiation struggles with the UFC, as he recently tweeted the following: @MikeChandlerMMA: Seeing this news about @GilbertMelendez has me excited. Who wants to see me welcome him to @BellatorMMA after I beat Eddie? Chandler will face Eddie Alvarez for a...

Jan 3, 2014 2:38 pm

UFC 170 Bout Between Gilbert Melendez and Khabib Nurmagomedov Is Not Happening

The idea of a bout between lightweights Gilbert Melendez and Khabib Nurmagomedov for UFC 170 has officially been scrapped. Gilbert Melendez was the first to throw out the challenge after his victory against Diego Sanchez. Not only did Nurmagomedov agree, but he kept lobbying for the fight days after Melendez first mentioned it. Reports started...

Dec 23, 2013 11:09 am

Gilbert Melendez vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Reported for UFC 170

Both coming off unanimous-decision victories in their last bouts, lightweight fighters Gilbert Melendez (above) and Khabib Nurmagomedov have reportedly agreed to face one another at UFC 170, which takes place in February.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Lightweight fighters Khabib Numagomedov and Gilbert Melendez are set to face one another at UFC 170 this February,...

Dec 4, 2013 11:55 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Still Lobbying For Gilbert Melendez Fight

In the UFC’s lightweight division there is a host of talent all trying to climb their way up to a shot at division kingpin Anthony Pettis. None more-so than AKA’s Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is in the midst of an unblemished pro-fighting career spanning the course of 21 MMA victories in 21 fights. If you missed...

Nov 13, 2013 9:31 am

QUICK TWITT | Diego Sanchez Fires Back At Gilbert Melendez, Says K.O. In his Future

Fresh off their fight of the decade performance, Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez continue the fight, but without a cage they are using their words to punish one-another. It wasn’t long ago that Melendez said a rematch against Sanchez would be easy money. And now that word has gotten back to Diego he warns his...

Oct 31, 2013 1:51 pm

Gilbert Melendez Wants Fight With Khabib Nurmagomedov, Khabib Agrees

  The bay area fighters are at odds once again. After a storied rivalry between Gilbert Melendez and Josh Thomson, the UFC’s former title challenger, Gilbert Melendez has a new AKA fighter on his radar, Khabib Nurmagomedov. The former Strikeforce champ spoke on the potential matchup in a recent interview with FOX LA. “I know...