948 Search Results for gilbert melendez

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...

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...

Sep 21, 2017 4:23 pm

Jeremy Stephens Posts a Savage Belated Comeback to McGregor’s Infamous Line

Jeremy Stephens was able to put on a great performance against scrappy veteran Gilbert Melendez at UFC 215, but there’s one exchange he’d like to forget. Back at the UFC 205 press conference, he tried to zing Conor McGregor on the spot by saying he’s the ‘hardest hitting 145er’ up there. Quick-witted McGregor clapped back...

Sep 19, 2017 4:14 pm

Jeremy Stephens Calls Out Korean Zombie and Gets Trolled by the Man Himself

Jeremy Stephens is fresh off of beating Gilbert Melendez at UFC 215 thinks to an absolute leg destruction, but he’s not slowing down yet. He almost immediately called out Jose Aldo for a potential scrap at the end of this year or early 2018, unfortunately it turns out that fight isn’t happening for some reason...

Sep 13, 2017 10:39 am

VIDEO | Watch the highlights of UFC 215 in awesome slow motion

Last weekend, the UFC touched down in the Canadian combat sports hotspot of Edmonton, Alberta with UFC 215, a card that was badly rocked by fight cancellations, but ultimately fun all the same. In the main event, we watched reigning UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes defend her title with a close and extremely controversial...

Sep 11, 2017 9:50 am

Jeremy Stephens wants a fight with Jose Aldo – and a pay boost

Over the weekend, on the main card of UFC 215, long-time featherweight contender Jeremy Stephens picked up one of the best wins of his career, blasting former Strikeforce lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez to a lopsided, unanimous decision win. With this win, Stephens set himself up for more big fights inside the talent-rich UFC featherweight division....

Sep 10, 2017 7:58 am

UFC 215 post-fight bonus report: four main card fighters snag an extra $50K

Last night, the UFC touched down in the Canadian combat sports mecca of Edmonton, Alberta with the action-packed UFC 215. In the UFC 215 main event, we saw UFC women’s bantamweight queen Amanda Nunes score a razor-close win over surging challenger Valentina Shevchenko. In the co-main event, meanwhile we saw former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos...

Sep 10, 2017 7:43 am

Athlete outfitting pay for UFC 215: Amanda Nunes pockets $40K

Last night, the UFC touched down in the Canadian MMA hub of Edmonton, Alberta with the anticipated UFC 215. In the UFC 215 main event, we saw UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes score a razor-close win over red-hot challenger Valentina Shevchenko. In the co-main event, meanwhile we saw former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos...

Sep 9, 2017 4:41 pm

UFC 215 Live Results

We lost the main event, but the card still keeps trucking. Tonight is UFC 215 making Edmonton face the pain in Canada. Demetrious Johnson can’t break his record, but Amanda Nunes will still defend her UFC bantamweight title against Valentina Shevchenko. This is one of the best fights a promotion can make in any women’s...

Sep 5, 2017 11:08 am

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 115 – pound-for-pound rankings shift again

The UFC has updated their rankings following UFC Fight Night 115 and there has been a shift once again at the top in the highly debated pound-for-pound rankings. With Jon Jones facing a second potential anti-doping violation with USADA, both Demetrious Johnson and Conor McGregor went up in the pound-for-pound rankings without being active in...

Sep 4, 2017 11:14 am

VIDEO | Countdown to UFC 215: Full Episode

This Saturday night, the UFC returns to our screens with UFC 215, an exciting pay-per-view emanating from Edmonton, Alberta’s Rogers Place. The card will be headlined by a flyweight title fight between dominant champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, and challenger Ray Borg. If Johnson wins this fight, he’ll break the record for the most consecutive...

Sep 3, 2017 5:23 pm

UFC 215 Fight Card and Start Time

The UFC will invade Edmonton, Alberta, Canada next weekend for UFC 215. The pay-per-view event is headlined by a flyweight title fight featuring long-time champion Demetrious Johnson taking on Ray Borg. This is it, folks. This is one of the reasons he declined a fight with T.J. Dillashaw. “Mighty Mouse” will attempt to make UFC...

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...