Archive: Gilbert Melendez

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...

Sep 3, 2012 2:12 pm

Melendez Comes Out As Huge Favorite Over Healy I MMA News

  The best lightweight that Strikeforce has to offer opens up as a huge favorite over his next challenger. Current Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez (21-2) is a -950 to +790 favorite over challenger, Pat Healy (28-16). Healy is a journeyman of MMA but has fought for Strikeforce for the last two years while compiling...

Aug 17, 2012 7:51 am

BJ Penn.Com Exclusive: Eddie Alvarez on His Future, Past & His Family

The more people you ask the more you will hear that Eddie Alvarez is going to be joining the UFC once his contract with Bellator expires later on this year. It’s hard to begrudge the man after all he has accomplished in the sport, he has every right to want to test himself against the...

Jun 14, 2012 9:27 am

Rogan: Judges Who Suck Should Be Fired | UFC NEWS

Joe Rogan is now amongst the hordes of fight fans and UFC brass alike who are calling for a massive recall of current MMA judges due to their blatant lack of MMA knowledge. In an Interview with Bloody Elbow, Joe discusses why there needs to be a serious reform with MMA judging. “I think they...

May 21, 2012 1:07 pm

Opposing View | Why Gilbert Melendez Beat Josh Thomson | MMA NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner The mixed martial arts community has been in an uproar ever since it was announced that Gilbert Melendez retained his title in a win over Josh Thomson by way of split decision. Whether people are defending the fact that the judges made the right call or arguing that Thomson should have won...

May 21, 2012 7:35 am

Opposing View | Why Josh Thomson Beat Gilbert Melendez

  By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday, fans saw Gilbert Melendez defend his Lightweight belt in a split-decision victory against Josh Thomson. This fight served as the rubber match for the two men, who split victories in their prior meetings. The decision however, was a controversial one, with fans booing Melendez after he was declared...

May 14, 2012 7:44 am

Melendez On Thompson | "I want to destroy this guy." | MMA NEWS

By Jamie McAllister Gilbert Melendez in an interview with MMAWeekly Radio. Melendez comments on how he felt when he was initially matched with Josh Thompson as well as his goals in the sport. “Initially, I wasn’t the most thrilled about it, but it is what it is. I’m cool with it. Now that I accepted...

May 11, 2012 7:23 am

Josh Thomson Suffers Knee Injury | Fight With Gilbert Melendez in Jeopardy

By Evan Stoumbelis According to reports former Strikeforce Lightweight champion Josh Thomson has suffered a torn PCL, (Posterior Cruciate Ligament) which is one of 4 major ligaments in the knee. With the recent news of his injury, his upcoming title fight with Gilbert Melendez is now in question. Below are tweets posted by Guerilla journalist...