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 Dana White addressed the media during UFC 155’s media events and when asked about the future of Gilbert Melendez he confirmed that he will likely get an immediate title shot.

“It will probably come right away. We’ll see”, said the UFC boss when asked about Gilbert’s title shot.

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