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Tonight's Strikeforce card features plenty of bouts with sizable favorites, but don't be fooled that these are uncompetitive bouts. Strikeforce cards aren't as well researched as UFC events so the public is going lean even more heavily on the few names they're familiar with.
We haven't come across a person that gives Hiroki Yasmanka any shot in her fight for the Strikeforce 145-pound title against the returning Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos. At minus-1500 the fight is a total stay away.
The main event deserves a second look. Jorge Masvidal is long with a solid striking game. If it doesn't go to the mat, Masvidal can certainly stay in the fight as a plus-250 underdog. The strongest underdog plays look like Billy Evangelista and Caros Fodor.
Evangelista (+215) battles KJ Noons. How much wear is gone from Noons' tires? He took a beating in his last fight against Masvidal and before that went five hard rounds against a welterweight in Nick Diaz...
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With the Holidays inundating most people’s schedules, it’s understandable why most have put “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” on the back burner. Well, the Gambling Gods know exactly how to make tonight’s show a priority.
If some underdog action is what you seek, the card’s two featured scraps showcases a pair of significant longshots. Jorge Masvidal (Pictured) is...
All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” event will be tipping the scales today inside the The Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 7PM ET/4PM PT.
Saturday’s show will be headlined by a lightweight title bout between champion Gilbert Melendez...
Better late than never. A live stream of the weigh-ins for “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” were not made available, but Showtime has finally released the highlights from Friday’s festivities.
Watch as the card’s main contestants tip the scales to make things official for tonight’s scraps. All eight featured fighters hit their required marks, including lightweight...
A very down and emotional Jorge Masvidal speaks to assembled media after his loss to Gilbert Melendez this past Saturday. Masvidal admitted he was surprised by Melendez and that he felt he won two rounds out of the five scheduled rounds.
Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal weigh-in results:
MAIN CARD (Showtime)
Champ Gilbert Melendez (155) vs. Jorge Masvidal (155) – for lightweight title
Champ Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (145) vs. Hiroko Yamanaka (145) – for women’s featherweight title
Gegard Mousasi (206) vs. Ovince St. Preux (206)
Strikeforce “Melendez vs Masvidal” — Weigh-in results live December 16 from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. Main Card (Showtime): Gilbert Melendez (155) vs. Jorge Masvidal (155) Cristiane Santos (145) vs. Hiroko Yamanaka (145) Gegard Mousasi (206) vs. Ovince St. Preux (206) Billy Evangelista (156) vs. K.J. Noons (156) Preliminary Card (May [...]
Champion Gilbert Melendez vs. Jorge Masvidal for the Strikeforce lightweight title.
Gilbert Melendez talks about his unanimous decision win over Jorge Masvidal.