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May 21, 2012 7:35 am

Opposing View | Why Josh Thomson Beat Gilbert Melendez

  By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday, fans saw Gilbert Melendez defend his Lightweight belt in a split-decision victory against Josh Thomson. This fight served as the rubber match for the two men, who split victories in their prior meetings. The decision however, was a controversial one, with fans booing Melendez after he was declared...

May 16, 2012 3:04 pm

Exclusive | Gilbert Melendez on Strikeforce, UFC, Diaz, BJ Penn, and more | MMA NEWS

Gilbert Melendez is one of the few fighters to fight outside of the UFC and still garner the respect of a champion in their organization. Melendez is the current Strikeforce Lightweight Champion, and currently scheduled to rematch Josh Thomson on May 19, 2012. Melendez once seemed bitter about losing the opportunity to jump to the...


May 11, 2012 7:53 am

VIDEO | Nate Diaz Thinks Gilbert Melendez Is The Best

“I’ve been training with Gilbert and Jake (Shields) for years. They’ve shown me a lot. These are guys I look up to. Me and Gil been battling it out in here for years. There’s no one better than him. There’s no doubt in my mind he’s the best 155′er on the planet and I think...

May 11, 2012 7:23 am

Josh Thomson Suffers Knee Injury | Fight With Gilbert Melendez in Jeopardy

By Evan Stoumbelis According to reports former Strikeforce Lightweight champion Josh Thomson has suffered a torn PCL, (Posterior Cruciate Ligament) which is one of 4 major ligaments in the knee. With the recent news of his injury, his upcoming title fight with Gilbert Melendez is now in question. Below are tweets posted by Guerilla journalist...

Mar 15, 2012 2:19 pm

Jorge Masvidal | Nine Out Of 10 Times I Can Beat Gilbert Melendez

“The [broken] hand? Yeah it affected me a bit in the Melendez fight, I’ve had surgery and getting it fixed up now for another fight. I think if I fight Melendez 10 times I win nine, that’s always how I feel…. so yeah it’s a fight I should of won. I want to fight again...

Mar 15, 2012 11:33 am

Cesar Gracie Wants UFC Fighter For Gilbert Melendez | Still Prefers Penn Or Pettis

“Melendez’s situation is complex right now. We still don’t have an opponent, date or place set. They said he could fight in San Jose but it’ll probably change. They mentioned Josh Thomson but then said it was not going to happen. It depends on the relationship between Dana White (UFC president) and Showtime (TV channel...

Dec 23, 2011 1:36 pm

UFC NEWS – Poll Results: Should the UFC Acquire Gilbert Melendez?

Our latest polling here at BJPENN.COM asked readers if you thought the UFC should sign Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez following his successful title defense over Jorge Masvidal last weekend. After tallying the totals it appears that the majority of MMA fans do indeed think that Gilbert belongs in the UFC contender picture. With 2,113...

Oct 17, 2011 11:55 am

Gilbert Melendez Talks About His Friend And Teammate Nick Diaz

“Every time you watch Nick Diaz, you’re about to see a fight and you can’t guarantee that with all these matches. A lot of people treat this as a sparring session or they could be a little boring, but when you see Nick Diaz, he’s there to fight and you’re gonna see a full-on exciting...

Oct 12, 2011 5:30 am

Not So Fast: Gilbert Melendez Not Yet Going To UFC, Will Face Masvidal On Dec. 17

Rumors fueled by UFC president Dana White had up until yesterday, placed Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez in a possible title fight with UFC champion Frankie Edgar. However after much speculation, the Strikeforce star will continue his duties as the Strikeforce lightweight champion and will attempt to defend his belt against ATT product, Jorge Masvidal...

Oct 5, 2011 11:25 am

Melvin Guillard OK with Gilbert Melendez Getting Immediate Title Shot

“I look at it like this man, two champions from two different organizations I think they both should fight to get rid of the No. 1 [contender].” … “It takes the heat off of me too. I rather get another fight,” the 28-year-old says. “If it has to be the winner of Guida and Ben...

Oct 3, 2011 9:09 am

Gilbert Melendez Ready To Rise Through The UFC Ranks And Prove He’s Number 1

“It’s exciting that the boss definitely wants me over to the UFC, because it’s definitely a good move for me. As far as I’m concerned (Jorge) Masvidal is the next guy on my list, and I’m focusing 100-percent on him, so before I get too excited, I’m just focusing on tearing that guy up. But...

Oct 3, 2011 8:10 am

Strikeforce Champ Gilbert Melendez UFC Bound Says White

“Yeah, we do want to bring Gilbert Melendez over, and we’re looking at it right now. We’re looking to bring Gilbert Melendez over ASAP. [The title shot] is a possibility. The thing is with that division, it’s so stacked, there are a lot of possibilities. We’ll see what happens with the timing.” During this past...

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...

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 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 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...

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...