Archive: Gilbert Melendez

Sep 5, 2014 9:55 am

“Showtime” Signs Melendez Contract – ‘Ready to silence the critics’

UFC lightweight champion, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis has just signed his bout agreement to face Gilbert Melendez. The two top 155’ers will square off on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas. Caption: Signing my fight contract for December 6th… Time to silence the critics!!! #teampettis #tuf20 #hihaters #bethedntmakeitoutthe1st

Sep 4, 2014 10:58 am

TUF Females ‘Trippin’ Over New Found Fame

With the first ever all-female season of The Ultimate Fighter upon us, the TUF 20 ladies are busy with promotions and media. A group of the gals made it to New York City, where much to their surprise, they found themselves everywhere! Check it: Not gunna lie. I think this is pretty cool. This is...

Sep 3, 2014 5:00 am

The Ultimate Fighter: Rose Namajunas

Learn more about Ultimate Fighter competitor Rose Namajunas and how mixed martial arts has impacted her life. The new season starts Wednesday, September 10th at 10pm ET on FOX Sports 1

Sep 1, 2014 3:19 pm

Behind The Scenes Of The TUF 20 Tryouts

The filming for TUF 20: Pettis vs. Melendez recently concluded. The season will crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion. Now go behind the scenes with Jon Anik and watch UFC President Dana

Aug 30, 2014 5:04 am

Pettis Slams Diaz: “I Definitely Want To Kick His A**”

Anthony Pettis spoke with UFC Fight Club members yesterday prior to the UFC 177 weigh ins, during the course of the Q&A a fan asked Pettis if he wanted to fight Nate Diaz given that Gilbert Melendez said Nate wanted to fight Anthony at any point during the filming of TUF. Pettis responded with: “I...

Aug 28, 2014 4:59 am

Profile: TUF 20’s Joanne Calderwood

Get to know TUF 20’s Joanne Calderwood ahead of episode 1 of the UFC’s ‘Ultimate Fighter’ reality series on fOX sports 1.

Aug 25, 2014 2:56 pm

Gilbert Melendez On Pettis Rivalry: We Don’t Talk S***

Gilbert Melendez and Anthony Pettis just finished up the taping of TUF 20, which will crown the inaugural UFC women’s strawweight champion. Melendez spoke with MMAJunkie about the season of TUF saying: “I hope people aren’t too disappointed, but there’s not much interaction between us,” Melendez said. “We’re kind of guys who don’t talk too...

Aug 24, 2014 9:28 am

Felice Herrig: ‘I’d Love to Win That Belt’

Felice Herrig just completed the filming of TUF 20, which will crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion. Upon her return back to society she spoke with Fitness Gurls ahead of the release of her issue of the magazine which features several pictures as well as a cover feature. You’re going to be on The Ultimate...

Aug 22, 2014 4:51 pm

QUICK TWITT | TUF Females Enduring Sexual Harassment On Social Media

The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 plays host to the first ever all-female cast of fighters. The show can do wonders for a fighters career, and this season a new champ will be crowned. While an increase in popularity is expected, the side-effects of the increased attention can be pretty interesting. Check it: Well that escalated...

Aug 17, 2014 3:39 pm

Dana White: ‘Women In The UFC Best Decision I Ever Made’

“I’m really, really excited and proud of this season. The best decision I ever made was to bring women in.” “(The season 20 fighters are) technically unbelievable,. We had two fights yesterday, and both fights were unbelievable. Great fights, really technical. These girls are nasty. I can’t tell you how pumped I am. It’s really...

Aug 15, 2014 11:21 am

PHOTO | TUF 20 Ladies Dine With White Following Taping Conclusion

‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 20: Pettis vs. Melendez’ taping concluded yesterday in Las Vegas. UFC President Dana White treated the all-female case of competitors to a post-season dinner in Las Vegas. There’s a few glum faces in the crowd, but pay close attention. Does anyone look like a winner?

Aug 6, 2014 7:16 am

PHOTO | TUF 20’s Team Pettis After 10 Rounds Of Practice

With The UFC’s Ultimate Fighter Season 20 underway, UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, and team, are training hard in Vegas ahead of Anthony’s showdown with Melendez. Check it: The Caption Reads,  “Went hard today with the team. 5 rounds rolling & 5 rounds sparring!!! #tuf20 #teampettis”

Jul 30, 2014 10:04 am

UFC on FOX 12 pulls in 2.5 million viewers, 3.4 million for the main event

The ratings are in for last weeks UFC on Fox 12 event, featuring Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown as the main event. The final numbers officially came in on Tuesday, and showed a combined 2.5 million viewers. In comparison, every other event that has aired on Fox outside of football season has had virtually identical...

Jul 30, 2014 4:06 am

TUF 20 Promo Teaser

The first ever all women season of The Ultimate Fighter will be starting in September and will crown the first ever women’s strawweight champion. To get you ready for the season check out the promo video from Fox:

Jul 22, 2014 9:11 am

Pettis Admits Criticism Bothers Him

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis isn’t afraid to admit when something is bothering him. Pettis has fallen under harsh criticism for being ‘injury prone’ and as a result not fighting enough. This wasn’t a huge issue necessarily until Pettis won the lightweight championship from Benson Henderson, now that he’s the champion not only does he...

Jul 21, 2014 9:24 pm

Anthony Pettis Reveals Date For Melendez Bout

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Showtime Pettis announced the date for his bout against Gilbert Melendez on The MMA Hour today. The bout will take place on December 6th, however Pettis doesn’t know what event it will be at, or even if he will be headlining the card. The possible event for that day would be...

Jul 10, 2014 9:06 pm

Meet The All-Female TUF 20 Cast

Last week, the UFC unveiled the 16 women who will compete for the inaugural UFC strawweight title on the 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter later this year. We spoke to some of them about being on a reality television show, who the favorite is, who’s the most annoying, and more.

Jul 10, 2014 9:47 am

Pettis talks TUF 20, winner of Penn vs. Edgar

Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis talks about coaching the next season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ recovering from injury, preparing to fight Gilbert Melendez and more.

Jul 7, 2014 9:02 am

Fight Breaks Out On Set Of TUF 20

The first ever all-female cast of The Ultimate Fighter has started filming, and apparently things already got heated between two female strawweights. During the TUF 19 post fight press conference, a media member asked Dana White if Felice Herrig had almost been kicked off the show for starting a fight. UFC President Dana White responded...

Jul 3, 2014 2:28 pm

TUF 20: Pettis vs. Melendez Cast Revealed

The full lineup of women competing on TUF season 20 to become the UFC’s inaugural strawweight champion has been revealed. The cast is as follows: Joanne Calderwood (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Alex Chambers (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Carla Esparza (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Felice Herrig (9-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Bec Rawlings (5-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC),...

Jul 2, 2014 3:38 pm

Pettis Unveils Plan To Win TUF 20 Against Melendez

Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis spoke to MMAFighting.com about his upcoming coaching stint on TUF 20 against Gilbert Melendez which will ultimately see the winner crowned as the UFC’s inaugural women’s strawweight champion. “These girls, whoever wins the show is going to be the champion of their division, so to get to see that process happen in...

Jul 1, 2014 1:40 pm

Pettis to Bendo: We All Know Who The Real Champ Is

There is no denying that current UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is one of the sports most exciting and dynamic stars. Nicknamed “Showtime,” Pettis has displayed remarkable creativity in his striking, using the octagon cage as a springboard on multiple occasions to throw all types of strikes at his opponents. It’s these unique abilities that have...

Jun 30, 2014 12:01 pm

Pettis Not Scared Of Diaz Camp, But Promises No Brawls On TUF 20

With an upcoming stint as TUF 20 coach opposite Gilbert Melendez, the UFC’s lightweight champ will have to endure more than just coaching a few fighters in the house. Anthony Pettis will be confronted, on likely, a daily basis, by MMA’s most confrontational group, Team Cesar Gracie. In a brand new interview with MMAMania.com’s, Jesse...

Jun 27, 2014 6:37 am

UFC’s Year-End Event Will Not Take Place This Year

That’s right, UFC 182 will take place on Jan. 3, 2015 instead of the usual Saturday after Christmas. According to MMAJunkie, the UFC has confirmed this date. So why the date change? Simply because the UFC doesn’t want to put on an event two days after Christmas. This year the holiday lands on a Thursday,...