Archive: lightweight

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...

Jul 14, 2012 9:34 am

Melvin Guillard vs. Donald Cerrone Booked For UFC 150 | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Former training partners Donald Cerrone and Melvin Guillard are all set to fight at UFC 150 which takes places in Denver, Colorado on August 11 2012, UFC announced on Friday. The two had once trained together in Albuquerque, New Mexico under Greg Jackson, but that won’t keep them from trying to bash...

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 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...

Apr 27, 2012 5:05 pm

Henderson vs Edgar II set for UFC 150

By Evan Stoumbelis: Lightweight champ Ben Henderson now has a date set for his first title defense. His opponent…none other than the man he defeated to win the belt, Frankie Edgar. The rematch doesn’t come as a big surprise to fans, after Ben Henderson defeated Frankie Edgar at UFC 144 in a thrilling fight, there...