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Get to know world champion Gilbert Melendez as he sits down with Jon Anik on Ultimate Insider.  Great to see Melendez finally get his shot at the UFC and chance to prove he is the best in the world. Gilbert Melendez stretches before a workout Watch all fighter video blogs on Intravid.com
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