858 Search Results for Gilbert Melendez

Sep 3, 2012 2:12 pm

Melendez Comes Out As Huge Favorite Over Healy I MMA News

  The best lightweight that Strikeforce has to offer opens up as a huge favorite over his next challenger. Current Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez (21-2) is a -950 to +790 favorite over challenger, Pat Healy (28-16). Healy is a journeyman of MMA but has fought for Strikeforce for the last two years while compiling...

Aug 30, 2012 1:23 pm

Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy Adds Nah-Shon Burrell vs Yuri Villefort

Welterweight Nah-Shon Burrell vs Yuri Villefort is the latest addition to next month’s Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy preliminary card.  Nah-Shon Burrell was tagged with his first Strikeforce loss when he suffered a first-round TKO defeat to Chris Spang in May. Prior to the loss, Burrell had a 6 fight win streak that included victories over...

Aug 20, 2012 10:55 am

Josh Thomson vs. Caros Fodor targeted for Strikeforce: Melendez vs Healy | Strikeforce News

By: Chris Taylor “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy” takes place September 29th at Power Balance Arena in Sacramento, California. The night’s main card airs on Showtime, following the prelims which air on Showtime Extreme. Josh Thomson (19-5 MMA, 10-3 SF) and fellow lightweight Caros Fodor (7-2 MMA, 5-1 SF) will likely square off as a part...

Aug 15, 2012 10:59 am

ESPN Lightweight Rankings; Edgar and Melendez Frozen, Contenders Emerge

In the latest ESPN rankings Frankie Edgar still holds the number two spot. Once again, respected Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez fails to make it to the second spot in the poll. Interesting to note is Mike Chandler’s position on the list tied with fan boy favorite Clay Guida. Maybe it was Guida’s lackluster performance...


Jul 25, 2012 11:07 am

Healy Booked TO Face Melendez For Strikeforce Title In September | MMA NEWS

Gilbert Melendez, STRIKEFORCE lightweight champion and top pound-for-pound fighter, will make his next title defense against veteran and red-hot number one contender Pat Healy, when STRIKEFORCE: MELENDEZ vs. HEALY comes to Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, Calif. on Saturday, Sept. 29. The main event, scheduled for five rounds, will air live on SHOWTIME at 10...

Jun 13, 2012 1:00 pm

Exclusive | Javier Mendez on Swick's return, Thomson vs. Melendez 4

Once again legendary AKA founder Javier Mendez opened up to BJpenn.com and this time he touched on two of the school’s most recognizable names, Mike Swick and Josh Thomson. Mike Swick exploded on to the scene after competing on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter. Since then Mike has dropped down from light heavyweight...

Jun 1, 2012 7:42 am

Strikeforce Champ Melendez Wants Eddie Alvarez Thrown His Way | MMA NEWS

“Yeah, Eddie is someone that I have respected for a long time and I would definitely welcome that. But you know, as much as I try to get excited for these and try to make these things happen, right now, I am trying not to get involved in that. I really don’t have that much...

May 20, 2012 12:49 pm

Quick Twitt | Melendez vs. Thomson IV? – Champ Says "No" | MMA NEWS

Following last night’s razor thin split-decision victory over Josh Thomson many fans are calling for a fourth encounter between the two Strikeforce lightweights. However the champ, Gilbert Melendez according to this tweet from USA Today has had enough of Thomson in his life. If the decision had went the other way, which many think it...

May 19, 2012 9:21 pm

Strikeforce Results: Cormier Bests Barnett, Melendez Squeaks By Thomson

After 15 months the Strikeforce HW Grand Prix has finally concluded. Tonight Daniel Cormier took it to his opponent, Josh Barnett, for five-straight rounds with a solid mix of effective striking and wrestling to secure a unanimous decision victory and simultaneously secure the title of Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion. In the co-main event Gilbert...

May 14, 2012 7:44 am

Melendez On Thompson | "I want to destroy this guy." | MMA NEWS

By Jamie McAllister Gilbert Melendez in an interview with MMAWeekly Radio. Melendez comments on how he felt when he was initially matched with Josh Thompson as well as his goals in the sport. “Initially, I wasn’t the most thrilled about it, but it is what it is. I’m cool with it. Now that I accepted...

May 8, 2012 2:05 pm

Exclusive | Luke Rockhold on Thomson's keys to winning; Melendez's #1 status

Josh Thomson is in the final stages of preparation for his trilogy sealing fight with Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez. In the first fight Josh made all the right moves and was victorious – only to fall short in their second bout via a disappointing decision loss. On Strikeforce’s May 19 card headlined by teammate...

May 8, 2012 7:24 am

Penn Discusses Melendez Fight Offer; Return to Octagon

By Adam Conklin: BJ Penn has been on the fence lately about returning to the UFC and has most recently expressed interest in joining the 170 pound weight division if he was to return at all. Here, in an interview with The MMA Hour, and brought to us by MMAmania.com, Penn talks about his discussions...

Dec 28, 2011 1:25 pm

MMA NEWS – Noons Next for Melendez?

With Noons and Melendez coming off of recent victories in the Strikeforce organization, fans and media press are inquiring about a possible match for the lightweight championship. “I think Gilbert’s a great champion,” Noons told the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show. “I think he’s definitely one of the best. Styles make fights. I think I’m...

Dec 22, 2011 11:00 am

MMA NEWS – Coker Picks Melendez Over Edgar In Hypothetical Champ vs. Champ Match

“I believe he is the No. 1 lightweight in the world. Believe me, those other guys, I take nothing away from them. Listen, styles make fights, and I’m really looking at Frankie Edgar and Gilbert, that match-up as to who would win that fight and how that fight would look. Ben Henderson, Cowboy Cerrone, all...

Dec 21, 2011 4:00 am

MMA NEWS- "Strikeforce Melendez vs. Masvidal" Salary Report: Mousasi & Melendez Top Earners

Last weekend’s Strikeforce event played host to nine professional Mixed Martial Arts fights. The total disclosed payroll released by the California State Athletic Commission came in at $580,000 for all 18 competitors on the night. Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez and former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion, Gegard Mousasi, topped the evening’s payroll with $150,000 each. The...

Dec 21, 2011 3:45 am

MMA NEWS – "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal" Fighters Test Clean For Drugs Of Abuse

The California State Athletic Commission recently releases the findings from their “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” testing for substances of abuse and performance enhancing drugs. All fighters tested passed. “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” took place this past Saturday from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. In the main event of the evening, lightweight...

Dec 20, 2011 12:39 pm

MMA NEWS – “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” Draws 460,000 Viewers To Showtime

Last weekends “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” drew in approximately 460,000 viewers with a 1.35 household rating according to industry insiders. These figures mark the event as the sixth-highest watched Strikeforce event on Showtime this year. “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” took place this past Saturday from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. In...

Dec 17, 2011 10:07 pm

MMA NEWS – "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal" Results

MAIN CARD: (Showtime) Champ Gilbert Melendez def. Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) – retains lightweight title Champ Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos def. Hiroko Yamanaka via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:16 – retains women’s featherweight title Gegard Mousasi def. Ovince St. Preux via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) K.J. Noons def. Billy Evangelista...

Dec 16, 2011 4:52 pm

MMA NEWS – "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal" Weigh-In Results

MAIN CARD:(Showtime) Champ Gilbert Melendez (155) vs. Jorge Masvidal (155) – for lightweight title Champ Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (145) vs. Hiroko Yamanaka (145) – for women’s featherweight title Gegard Mousasi (206) vs. Ovince St. Preux (206) Billy Evangelista (156) vs. K.J. Noons (156) PRELIMINARY CARD: Caros Fodor (156) vs. Justin Wilcox (156) Roger Bowling (170)...

Dec 6, 2011 9:25 am

MMA NEWS – Bowling vs. Peoples Added To “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” Card

Strikeforce officials have added a last minute lightweight bout to next weeks “Strikeforce Melendez vs. Masvidal” preliminary fight card. Roger Bowling will face off with Jerron Peoples in an intriguing lightweight bout in San Diego. The event, which features many of the Strikeforce stars, takes place on December 17 from the Valley View Casino in...

Oct 13, 2011 6:49 am

Masvidal: "I'm going to smash Melendez"

“I hope people overlook me. I’ve been paying my dues for a while, beating ranked guys. But I really don’t care. I’m gonna smash Gilbert, get a nice paycheque and then onto the next one…” In an interview with bleacherreport.com, the Strikeforce lightweight number one contender goes on record and states that he will “smash”...

Oct 12, 2011 3:37 pm

Noons vs. Evangelista Round Out "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal" Main Card

It would appear as if a four-fight main card has been set for December’s Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal event. Strikeforce officials have paired off KJ Noons with Billy Evangelista in the latest main card booking for the show. Joining them on the card will be Mousasi vs. OSP, Cyborg vs. Yamanaka and of course the...