Archive: Gilbert Melendez

Apr 23, 2013 1:54 pm

With Recent CSAC Judging Mishap The NSAC Weighs In

  This past weekend, UFC on FOX 7 went down and was headlined by a lightweight title fight between defending champion Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce champion, Gilbert Melendez. The fight was a very close affair and most in my Twitter feed had it 50/50 with half giving close victories to the challenger and the...

Apr 22, 2013 9:36 am

UFC on Fox 7 Fighter Salaries: Henderson, Mir, and Melendez Top The List

UFC on Fox 7 took place Saturday, April 20, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The main event featured a lightweight championship battle between current UFC champion Benson Henderson and imported Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez. The numbers below are based on fighter salary information promoters are required to submit to the Athletic Commission....

Apr 22, 2013 9:12 am

Benson Henderson Anticipates Rematch With Melendez In The Future

“At 155 the division is so stacked, so deep, the top five guys are like this far apart – they’re very close the top-5 guys, the top-10 guys at 155. Do I imagine I will be seeing Gil again? Yeah I’ll be seeing Gil again and he’ll want to beat the crap out of me,...

Apr 20, 2013 7:40 pm

Benson Henderson Proposes To Girlfriend After Succesful Title Defense

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) After a great night of fights that saw eight knockouts, Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez fought to an extremely close decision that saw Ben Henderson defeat Gilbert Melendez by majority decision. After Henderson was declared the winner he called over to a friend and went on to successfully propose to his...

Apr 19, 2013 10:48 am

Watch Today’s UFC on FOX 7 Weigh-Ins Live On BJPENN.COM (7PM ET)

UFC on FOX 7 fighters will hit the scales this afternoon to make their bouts for tomorrow night official. If you cannot make the live event at the California Theatre in San Jose have no fear. BJPENN.COM will bring you a live broadcast of today’s event at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT using...

Apr 18, 2013 8:44 am

Gilbert Melendez: ‘I’m going to make this a fight”

“I think I have the advantage in a couple of areas. I won’t go too much into detail. I’ve been in a lot of wars and I’ve been in a lot of battles. My chin has been tested and I like to test people’s chins as well. I’m a fighter. Maybe I wasn’t the most...

Mar 22, 2013 7:07 am

Jordan Mein steps in for injured Dan Hardy, faces Matt Brown at UFC on FOX 7 | UFC News

An injury has forced Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy (25-10 MMA, 6-4 UFC) to pull out of his scheduled bout with Matt Brown (16-11 MMA, 6-5 UFC) at UFC on FOX 7 next month. Stepping in to fill the void will be Canadian welterweight Jordan “Young Gun” Mein (27-8 MMA, 1-0 UFC), who makes a quick return to action, fresh off his...

Mar 4, 2013 3:17 pm

Cesar Gracie Joins BJPENN.COM Radio Line Up This Wednesday | UFC NEWS

In addition to the launch of our new format and hosts, this weeks BJPENN.COM radio got even sweeter with the latest addition to the guest panel. Famed coach and leader of the Gracie Fight Team, Cesar Gracie, will be joining BJPENN.COM Radio this week to discuss the current state of MMA, BJJ and what’s up...

Feb 7, 2013 10:06 am

Tickets For UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Melendez On Sale Next Week | UFC NEWS

UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will defend his title in a long-awaited showdown with Gilbert Melendez, the last man to hold the Strikeforce® lightweight title, on Saturday, April 20 when the Ultimate Fighting Championship brings the Octagon back to HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The 29-year-old Henderson is 6-0 in the UFC, including two...

Jan 15, 2013 12:38 pm

Bendo/Gil; Mir/Cormier Official For UFC on FOX 7 | UFC News

  After the final Strikeforce card, questions arose on who the last champions of Strikeforce would face in their Octagon debut. Lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez and Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier, now have their first official fights in the UFC finalized. For Melendez, an immediate title shot with Benson Henderson is slated for the...

Jan 11, 2013 11:06 am

Gilbert Melendez Happy To Say He “Fights UFC Now” | UFC NEWS

“A lot of mixed emotions with Strikeforce going down. I fought in the very first MMA Strikeforce card, I hold a lot of records there, I’m the champ there and I really appreciate what Scott Coker’s done. But, you know, also a new chapter in my life and it looks like my next fight will...

Jan 2, 2013 4:52 pm

Pat Healy Gets New Opponent for Final Strikeforce Card | MMA News

  Strikeforce has had its share of obstacles in 2012 as it was forced to cancel several events due to injury. For its final show, Strikeforce has put together a stacked card to finish off what was the UFC’s main ‘competition’ among the world of MMA promoting. One of the fights rounding out the preliminary...

Dec 28, 2012 11:09 am

Dana White: Gilbert Melendez Likely Gets Immediate Title Shot | UFC NEWS

With the closing of the Strikeforce promotions doors next week, it would appear as if their lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez, may get his wish to challenge for UFC gold. The Strikeforce champion has beaten everyman he has ever faced inside a cage or ring and has now set his eyes on UFC gold. UFC president...

Dec 14, 2012 11:13 am

Gilbert Melendez Wants A Unification Bout With Benson Henderson | UFC NEWS

“I want to fight Benson Henderson. I think a champion versus champion fight makes absolute sense right now. I think we already know how things are going to work out between Benson Henderson and a lot of other lightweight fighters in the UFC, but I’m that mystery fighter. No one really knows how I’m going...

Nov 27, 2012 9:49 am

With Melendez out, Masvidal vs Healy now targeted for “Strikeforce: Champions” event | MMA News

With Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez out with an injury, #1 contender Pat Healy (28-16 MMA, 6-1 SF) will now face Jorge Masvidal (23-7 MMA, 5-1 SF) at the “Strikeforce: Champions” event set for January 12, 2013.  Healy, who earned his title shot with a unanimous-decision win over Mizuto Hirota at July’s “Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy” event,...

Nov 17, 2012 9:44 am

Report: Strikeforce Champ Melendez Backs Out Of Second Straight Healy Booking | MMA NEWS

Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez, has reportedly fallen off the final Strikeforce event with the same nagging shoulder injury that forced him out of his last bout. Melendez was originally scheduled to defend his title against Strikeforce number one contender Pat Healy in September; however, news of an injury and subsequent withdrawal from the bout...

Oct 29, 2012 8:54 am

Gilbert Melendez Still Wants Healy Once Recovered From Injury | MMA NEWS

“I’ve been with Gilbert this week. He received the result of the MRI and hopefully will not need surgery. He will probably go through a lot of physical therapy, which he has been doing. I do not know when he comes back, but he will as soon as possible and he would like to face...