935 Search Results for Gilbert Melendez

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...

Oct 12, 2011 8:12 am

“Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” Tickets On Sale This Week

Going to be in San Diego on December 17? If so, your chance to see live MMA action is upon you and tickets to the event go on sale this week. Strikeforce officials have made the lightweight title fight between Gilbert Melendez and Jorge Masvidal official for the December 17 date. The event, which features...

Aug 19, 2017 10:35 am

Francis Ngannou Calls Out Overeem for UFC 215

There were two new beasts rising up in the UFC’s heavyweight division and everyone wanted them to fight. That was, until Derrick Lewis lost to Mark Hunt and Francis Ngannou eradicated Andrei Arlovski in under two minutes. Such is the nature of the combat game, one of them is moving on while the other is...

Aug 11, 2017 1:38 pm

PHOTO | See the Latest Lineup and Official Poster for UFC 215 in Edmonton

The Octagon will return to the Canadian province of Alberta on September 9th, this time in the city of Edmonton for UFC 215. The pay-per-view fight card is headlined by a flyweight title fight featuring long time division champion Demetrious Johnson squaring off with perennial division contender Ray Borg. This is it, folks. This is one...

Aug 9, 2017 9:39 am

UFC Rankings update: UFC Mexico winners move up

Last weekend, the UFC returned to Mexico City, Mexico, with an exciting night of fights. In the main event, flyweight star Sergio Pettis derailed with win-streak of surging prospect Brandon Moreno. In the co-main event, meanwhile, rising strawweight Alexa Grasso picked up a close but impressive win over Randa Markos. As expected, these wins sent...

Jul 19, 2017 1:40 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 113 – The return of Jon Jones

The UFC rankings have been updated following the UFC Fight Night 113 event that took place over the weekend. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ suspension is now up and has been placed back on the rankings as the #1 light heavyweight contender. Jones is set to face champion Daniel Cormier in the main...

Jul 6, 2017 2:28 pm

Anthony Pettis on UFC 213 fight: “I’ve just got to go make a statement”

This Saturday at UFC 213, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will make his highly anticipated return to the Octagon when he takes on fellow UFC veteran Jim Miller. Ahead of the fight, Anthony Pettis knows he’s likely in a must-win situation after going just 1-4 over the course of his last 5 fights, with...

Jul 2, 2017 1:51 pm

Edson Barboza is down to fight Kevin Lee

Late last month, in the main event of the UFC’s exciting stop in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kevin Lee scored an impressive – though somewhat controversial – first-round submission win over top-10 lightweight Michael Chiesa. This win set the 24-year-old Lee up for more big tests in the stacked UFC lightweight division, and post-fight, he made...

Jun 29, 2017 1:53 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 112 – lightweight division shaken up

The UFC rankings have been updated since UFC Fight Night 112 took place in Oklahoma City on Sunday night. In the main event of the evening, Kevin Lee scored a controversial submission win over Michael Chiesa. Referee Mario Yamasaki called an end to the fight before Chiesa tapped, perhaps thinking that Chiesa was choked unconscious....

Jun 8, 2017 8:29 am

VIDEO | Bulgarian slugfest ends in faceplant KO

Wild brawl ends with a faceplant KO at SFC 5 in Bulgaria last weekend. Andrew Conor vs. Nuri Habilov. Full event: https://t.co/oLjfj1Uu6F pic.twitter.com/K2Tix0rH0m — caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) June 7, 2017 In a fight that looks reminiscent of Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez, we can see two Bulgarian fighters brawling for nearly a minute and a half...

Jun 8, 2017 6:03 am

UFC rankings update: Max Holloway rockets up the pound-for-pound list

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 212, interim UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway stepped onto the canvas with undisputed featherweight champion Jose Aldo in a compelling featherweight title unification fight. As many expected, it was an interesting battle from the opening bell. The fight began with Aldo efficiently navigating his Hawaiian foe’s substantial...

May 11, 2017 2:28 pm

Edson Barboza eyeing fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov or Tony Ferguson

UFC lightweight Edson Barboza has been on a bit of a tear of the UFC’s lightweight division lately. After dropping a submission loss to Tony Ferguson in 2015, Barboza bounced back by picking up a unanimous decision win over Anthony Pettis at UFC 197 to return to the win column. Barboza built momentum on the...

Apr 27, 2017 10:15 pm

UFC reportedly signs Justin Gaethje

Following news that the WSOF has closed its doors and is now under new ownership, operating under the name of Professional FIghter’a League, it is now being reported that former WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje has signed with the UFC. Gaethje, who holds a professional record of 17-0, won the WSOF lightweight championship in 2014,...

Apr 23, 2017 11:49 am

Miesha Tate sends Diego Sanchez some support following KO loss to Al Iaquinta

Former UFC lightweight title challenger Diego Sanchez suffered a viscous knockout loss to Al Iaquinta in the co-main event of last night’s UFC Fight Night 108 fight card in Nashville. Iaquinta was able to land a huge right hand on the chin of Sanchez early in round one that sent Diego crashing to the canvas....