Found May 09, 2012 on
According to the Gambling Gods, the trilogy between Strikeforce lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez (Pictured) and Josh Thomson will look eerily similar to their rematch. “The Punk” initially took Melendez’s Strikeforce title back in January of 2008, but “El Niño” stormed back to reclaim the strap in their December 2009 sequel. Melendez checks in as a whopping 5-to-1 odds-on favorite for their May 19th shootout. Thomson, meanwhile, is pegged as a heavy 3.5-to-1 underdog when he enters HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. Showtime will broadcast the main card at 10PM ET/PT. Here are the wagering lines for Melendez vs. Thomson (Courtesy of BetUS):
Favorite (-) Underdog (+) Gilbert Melendez -500
Josh Thomson +350 Gambling 101: Bet $500 on Melendez and he’s victorious, you win $100
Bet $100 on Thomson and he’s victorious, you win $350

Gilbert Melendez No Longer Motivated by Joining UFC

It appears reigning Strikeforce lightweight king Gilbert Melendez (Pictured) has accepted the fact he won’t be transitioning to the UFC anytime soon. Now that all hope is lost in making the big leagues, at least until Strikeforce’s guaranteed one-year extension with Showtime expires this December, Melendez has been forced to find new sources of motivation. “I’ve kind of redone...

‘Strikeforce: Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament Final’ Video Promo

Strikeforce’s next show takes place May 19th and is headlined by the finals of their Heavyweight Grand Prix. However, their latest promo might lead some to believe the lightweight title bout between champion Gilbert Melendez (Pictured) and Josh Thomson is the card’s featured attraction. No need to fret. Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier, who meet in the finals of the HWGP tourney...
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