Originally written on MMA Manifesto  |  Last updated 11/2/14
(Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) The Prelim Breakout Star is a once per event article that helps fans get to know those who will be entertaining them from the undercard. The intention of the article is not to bring attention to the most talented guy on the preliminary card, but rather one that the common fan may have overlooked or underestimated.   With the Strikeforce integration complete, the fighters have made their claims to their place in their divisions. Perhaps no division has been shook up more than the lightweight class. Fighters like Pay Healy and Josh Thomson have already earned consideration for title shots, while Gilbert Melendez forced fans to question whether or not he had done enough to win said title. To continue with the trend, a former title challenger in the Strikeforce lightweight division is this week’s Prelim Breakout Star. Read more ...
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