Archive: Gilbert Melendez

Jan 28, 2013 9:19 am

Wednesday on BJPenn.Com Radio: Mark Hunt, Manny Gamburyan, Jim Miller & Mike Dolce

  After one of their more entertaining shows ever, thanks to the charismatic Bear Frazer and great interviews from Gilbert Melendez and Urijah Faber hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick are back again this Wednesday night at 8pm eastern. This week your hosts will talk to three exciting fighters and the man who is credited...

Jan 27, 2013 10:17 am

What’s Next for the UFC on Fox 6 Main Card Fighters?

  Last night in Chicago fans at the United Center and at home watching on Fox were treated to four highly entertaining bouts as the UFC presented: UFC on Fox 6: Johnson vs. Dodson. The UFC and Fox seem to have really hit their stride as their past three events have all put out some...

Jan 26, 2013 12:53 pm

UFC on Fox 6: Johnson vs. Dodson- Main Card Predictions

  The UFC returns to the United Center tonight in Chicago, IL with UFC on Fox 6: Johnson vs. Dodson. It was just about a year ago that the promotion put out their first full fledged televised Fox card in the same arena. That card featured three main card bouts all of which went the...

Jan 25, 2013 10:06 am

BJPenn.Com Radio Returns on Sunday with Gilbert Melendez, Urijah Faber & Bear Frazer

  BJPenn.Com Radio is back this Sunday night at 7pm eastern with a special post UFC on Fox 6 edition. Hosts  Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will be joined by two of the worlds best lightweight fighters and a fellow Long Islander who is as charismatic as they come. Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez will...

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...

Dec 11, 2012 11:51 am

BJPenn.Com Radio Talks to Three Journalists About BJ Penn’s Future

  Saturday night was a tough night for all members of Team Penn. It’s not the loss that hurts so much, but watching BJ lose after he worked so hard to get in shape and prove to himself and everyone else he still has what it takes to be successful was the toughest part. No...

Dec 4, 2012 5:59 pm

Cesar Gracie Names Four Cornermen for Nate Diaz vs Ben Henderson | UFC News

Cesar Gracie, founder and head coach of Gracie Fighter posted on twitter the people on UFC lightweight number one contender Nate Diaz’s corner , for the Ben Henderson bout as the the main event of UFC on FOX 5 this Saturday night in Seattle. Cesar Gracie has experience developing and nurturing champions.  The Gracie Fighter...

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 20, 2012 9:07 am

BJPenn.Com Radio: Carwin, Miletich, War Machine, Cesar Gracie & Julie Kedzie

  Tomorrow night on BJPenn.Com Radio your hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will speak with five guests who are sure to entertain you and make your Wednesday night that much better. Leading off will be former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Shane Carwin who will discuss his recent knee injury that knocked him out his...

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...

Nov 9, 2012 4:21 pm

Couture Books Noons On Farewell Strikeforce Card | MMA News

Ryan Couture is set to face off with one time welterweight title challenger K.J. Noons at “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy.”   Couture, the son of UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, earned his most recent “W” outpointing Joe Duarte at “Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy.” Before that, he earned another “W” decision over vet Conor Heun at...

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...

Sep 25, 2012 10:04 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Pat Healy on BJ Penn, Josh Thomson, Chael Sonnen and Strikeforce

  Pat Healy joined us on BJPenn.Com Radio this past Sunday night to talk about his bout with Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez. Literally three hours after we spoke to Pat Strikeforce sent out a press release informing everyone that Melendez was injured and the card was going to be canceled. The majority of our...

Sep 24, 2012 7:03 am

Gilbert Melendez Injured: Showtime Cancels Entire Strikeforce Event

For the second time in a month Zuffa has seen an injury force the cancellation of one of their events. We are all very well aware what happened with UFC 151. Now Strikeforce has been hit because their lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez was injured causing him to bow out of his title defense against Pat...

Sep 12, 2012 11:40 am

CES MMA Presents: Real Pain Featuring Former WWE Superstar Dave "The Animal" Bautista

  CES MMA is looking to make a big splash when they invade the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, RI on Saturday, October 6th. Leading the charge will be former WWE superstar Dave “The Animal” Bautista as he makes his mixed martial arts debut against New York native Rashid “Smash” Evans. Bautista has been talking...