843 Search Results for Gilbert Melendez

Jun 6, 2014 6:48 am

Diego Sanchez Picks Melendez to Beat Anthony Pettis

Diego Sanchez is never shy when it comes to his predictions for fights, especially fights that he will be participating in. When he chooses, a common theme always seems to be fighters that leave everything in the Octagon and, win or lose, put on an outstanding performance for the fans (very much like his own...

May 7, 2014 9:50 am

Melendez on Pettis: ‘I’m better in a bunch of different dimensions.’

Gilbert Melendez is gearing up for the Ultimate Fighter 20, where he will be coaching a team against Lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. Pettis, who is known for his flashy punches, unbelievable kicks, and imaginable movement, is a formidable opponent for many fighters, and why he’s such an exciting champion, but Gilbert Melendez doesn’t feel...

Apr 3, 2014 10:57 am

Anthony Pettis: ‘My Striking Is Better Than Melendez”

“He is a good opponent but he won’t fight against me like he did against Diego Sanchez. I’m going for the knockout or the submission. I won my last three fights in the first round and I’m coming to win. Melendez has what it needs to be at the top of division, he is there...

Mar 27, 2014 9:43 am

Pettis vs. Melendez confirmed for end of year event

By Evan Stoumbelis Lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis officially has an opponent set for his first title defense, Gilbert Melendez who will coach opposite Pettis on TUF 20 will step in the cage with Pettis in the UFC’s year end event which is likely to be on December 27th at UFC 182, however this has...

Mar 18, 2014 6:23 pm

Showtime Pettis: I’m going to knock out Melendez and then shut up Diaz

During a Q&A session this past Friday prior to the weigh-ins for UFC 171 in Dallas, UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was asked how he plans to defeat his next opponent Gilbert Melendez: “I’m not going to take him down,” stated Pettis. “I’m probably going to knock him out.” Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez will...

Mar 2, 2014 9:46 pm

Bellator Boss On Losing Melendez To The UFC

“Being part of the Viacom family and having Spike as a legitimate partner, we can offer things to fighters like we’ve done with (Rampage) in terms of the theatrical stuff and the reality programming he’s done. We offered some of those things to Gil. There was no way they could match the deal without giving...

Feb 25, 2014 6:53 pm

Pettis Opens Up As A Favorite Over Melendez

Reigning UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has opened as the favorite in his first title defense. Pettis will coach opposite Gilbert Melendez for “The Ultimate Fighter 20” and the two will meet at a later date. According to bestfightodds.com, Pettis stands at -190 while Melendez is at +150. “The Ultimate Fighter 20″ begins filming in...

Feb 25, 2014 6:15 am

Josh Thomson Sick Over Melendez vs. Pettis Booking – Hoping For Aldo Fight

UFC lightweight Josh Thomson was rumored to be on the verge of retirement following his close and somewhat controversial decision loss to former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC on FOX 10. However, it seems like a fire has been lit under the lightweight contender as announcements have been made regarding season...

Feb 24, 2014 4:07 pm

Melendez: ‘I never wanted to leave the UFC’

gam·ble /ˈgambəl/ verb 1. play games of chance for money; bet. 2. take risky action in the hope of a desired result. That’s right! I totally just started out this story with the definition of ‘gamble’ … Because that’s exactly what Gilbert Melendez did last week and it paid off for him in a major...

Feb 24, 2014 3:25 pm

Melendez lands blockbuster deal as UFC matches Bellator

If the reported facts and figures are true, Gilbert Melendez finds himself in a whole new tax bracket. According to MMAFighting.com, the UFC has matched Bellator’s offer sheet to retain the lightweight. Though not officially confirmed, it’s being reported that Melendez’s deal guarantees that at least 75 percent of his fights will be contested on...

Feb 24, 2014 6:20 am

Melendez Stays!! Booked To Coach TUF Opposite Anthony Pettis

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced last night that No. 2 ranked lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez has agreed to a new contract with the organization. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Melendez will now coach against UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter. The two will then meet for the...

Feb 17, 2014 3:56 pm

Bellator Not Stopping At Melendez: ‘We’re Going After Everybody’ Says Rebney

There’s a new player in the MMA world of promoting and they are no longer being shy about their long-term goals and ambitions. The Viacom owned Bellator promotion recently snagged up their latest UFC star in the form of the highly ranked lightweight fighting machine, Gilbert Melendez. While the UFC still has rights to match...

Jan 20, 2014 3:19 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight Diaz and Melendez at same time

By Evan Stoumbelis Khabib Nurmagomedov might dress up with his comedic wig at weigh ins, but he is no joke once in the cage. The 25 year old Soviet native is 21-0 in his MMA career, and 5-0 in his UFC career, with 14 of his 21 wins coming by stoppage. We last saw Nurmagomedov...

Jan 13, 2014 6:14 am

Shields Says Melendez Uninjured, Wants Nurmagomedov When Time Right

Despite turning down a proposed match-up with rising lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 170, Gilbert Melendez still wants the fight, according to training partner Jake Shields. The confusion began when UFC President Dana White announced that the fight would take place at UFC 170, despite it not yet being signed. Rumors began to fly that...

Dec 30, 2013 10:33 am

Dana White: Melendez vs. Nurmagomedov is Not Confirmed Yet

  Despite reports of a confirmed fight between lightweight fighters Gilbert Melendez (pictured) and Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 170, UFC President Dana White announced on Twitter that the fight is not a done deal as of yet. By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Though reports have circulated for a week now that Gilbert Melendez and Khabib Nurmagomedov...

Dec 2, 2013 6:56 am

Nate Diaz: ‘Gilbert and I are the best lightweights in the world’

“I think in boxing they start hopping in when they’re taking a lot of punches, or maybe their corner would have threw in the towel, but I wasn’t going to stop. I was just trying to set up a good one to land to finish it off if they weren’t going to stop it. I’m...