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GILBERT MELENDEZ RUMORS

Gilbert Melendez Signs Lucrative UFC Deal; Will Coach On TUF 20

The UFC have agreed to match Bellator’s terms for Gilbert Melendez in order to keep him in the promotion, and it means the former Strikeforce lightweight champion will become one of the best paid fighters in MMA. While Melendez’s new basic salary hasn’t yet been revealed, MMAFighting.com reports that his new contract calls for him to fight on pay-per-view in 75% of his upcoming...
Via Fight Of The Night
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Melendez awarded black belt

You can add Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt to the already impressive resume of UFC lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez. Less than a week after defeating Diego Sanchez in what is sure to be the 2013 Fight of the Year at UFC 166, the former Strikeforce champion was awarded his black belt by longtime coach Cesar Gracie, who tweeted out congratulations to "El Nino" accompanied...
Via Fox Sports
October 24, 2013  |  1 Comment

Melendez may receive next title shot

The UFC lightweight title picture was turned on its head as a result of UFC 166 after Gilbert Melendez defeated Diego Sanchez in one of the single, greatest fights in MMA history. The two competitors battled back and forth, all over the Octagon for 15 straight minutes and when it was over the mat was speckled with their blood, sweat and tears in a majestic display of athleticism...
Via Fox Sports
October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Gilbert Melendez talks friends and foes

A perfect storm will hit Houston, Texas at UFC 166 when Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez collides with "The Dream" Diego Sanchez. Many bouts are billed as potential "3 round wars", but that is about the only thing one can plan for as the 5x Fight of the Night winner Sanchez meets the former long-time Strikeforce lightweight champion Melendez. In this pre-fight...
Via Fox Sports
October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Gilbert Melendez is a married man

Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Melendez, the baddest newlyweds on the planet. Props to UFC welterweight, Jake Shields for the wedding photo. If anyone objects to this marriage, speak now or forever hold your peace. Seriously, if you have any doubts about this awesome couple, you probably missed Keri Anne Taylor's epic face mushing of a booing fan as Melendez walked out of...
Via Fox Sports
July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC on Fox: Henderson vs Melendez Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

(Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) Benson Henderson's fiancée might be asking for a engagement ring upgrade soon.  After all, her future husband, after popping the question after his big win over Gilbert Melendez, was the top earner at Saturday's UFC on Fox: Henderson vs Melendez. Here is the reported purse info for the event, released by the California Athletic...
Via MMA Manifesto
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Gilbert Melendez Can’t Blame Anybody but Himself for Loss to Benson Henderson

After dropping a highly controversial split decision loss to reigning UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson, Gilbert Melendez (pictured) admitted he was “heartbroken.” What the 31-year-old must now live with is that he has nobody to blame but himself for the most devastating defeat of his life. Melendez convincingly won the opening round and arguably took the second stanza on...
Via 5thRound.com
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC on FOX 7: Benson Henderson vs. Gilbert Melendez Official Box Score

For you Gilbert Melendez (pictured) fanboys claiming your hero was robbed in a split decision (48-17, 47-48, 48-47) defeat to reigning UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson on Saturday night, that’s not what the official box score reads. According to FightMetric, their 25-minute affair was in fact very tight to call, with three of the five rounds resulting in a draw on their stat...
Via 5thRound.com
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC on FOX 7: Benson Henderson vs. Gilbert Melendez (Video Highlights)

Gilbert Melendez’s long awaited big league debut finally came to fruition Saturday night. Unfortunately for the former Strikeforce lightweight champion, reigning UFC king Benson Henderson (pictured) rained on his parade. The 155-pounders fought for 25 back-and-forth minutes in tonight’s featured attraction. When the dust settled in their hotly contested shootout, Henderson took...
Via 5thRound.com
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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