Edson Barboza crushes Gilbert Melendez with brutal kicks in decision win at UFC Chicago

Edson Barboza unleashed his patented leg kicks Saturday night to help him secure a unanimous decision victory over Gilbert Melendez at UFC Fight Night from Chicago. The scores were 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 in favor of Barboza.The fight was close over the first five minutes, with Melendez finding success with sweeping combinations while Barboza began to tenderize "El Nino" with kicks...
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UFC on FOX 20 Highlight: Edson Barboza vs. Gilbert Melendez

Edson Barboza improved his record to (18-4) tonight against former Strikeforce lightweight champion and UFC #1 contender Gilbert Melendez (22-6) in the co-main event on UFC on FOX 20. Barboza targeted the lead left leg of Melendez from the start, eventually taking it out of the equation making it impossible for “El Nino” to turn the fight into a brawl like he wanted to. While...
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2 days ago

Gilbert Melendez Benefiting From Jon Jones And Brock Lesnar’s Failed Drug Tests

While Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar’s positive drug tests at UFC 200 have left another black mark on the sport of mixed martial arts, Gilbert Melendez (pictured) is one fighter who must be privately happy that Jones and Lesnar are dominating the MMA headlines for their PED results. The former UFC lightweight top contender will end his yearlong testosterone suspension Saturday when...
3 days ago

Gilbert Melendez: 'Everybody knows I busted up Eddie Alvarez'

Following two losses in championship bouts in the UFC, Gilbert Melendez wasn't sure that he'd ever get another crack at the belt until he saw what unfolded in the most recent lightweight title fight.Eddie Alvarez made short work of Rafael dos Anjos when they met just a couple of weeks ago, as he finished the Brazilian in impressive fashion to become the new champion at 155 pounds...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC: Melendez Fails Drug Test Post UFC 188 Fight

Another victim in the “steroid” era was named today. Gilbert Melendez is the latest to fail a post-fight drug test. The failure comes after last month’s UFC 188 card in Mexico. According to reports, Melendez tested positive for exogenous origin of testosterone metabolites after his loss to Eddie Alvarez. Upon discovery, the UFC wasted no time laying down the law following the...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Gilbert Melendez suspended a year after failed drug test, blames substance

Not even some added testosterone could help Gilbert Melendez win his last fight. Melendez was defeated by Eddie Alvarez at UFC 188 in Mexico City last month, and the fighter tested positive for a banned substance after his loss. In a statement about the failed test, which led to a one-year long suspension by the...Read More
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Gilbert Melendez Fails Drug Test; Suspended For One Year

Gilbert Melendez has been hit with a one year suspension from the sport after failing a post-fight drugs test following his UFC 188 decision loss to Eddie Alvarez in Mexico last month. The 33 year-old Melendez is reported to have tested positive for exogenous origin of testosterone metabolites and in a statement he takes full responsibility for his failed test while stressing that...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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, reports that his new contract calls for him to fight on pay-per-view in 75% of his upcoming...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Gilbert Melendez Comes to Terms with Bellator MMA, UFC Can Match

Your move, UFC. Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez (pictured), mixed martial arts’ hottest restricted free agent, has come to terms on a multi-year deal to join Bellator MMA. “The moment Gil was legally able to explore the free agent market, Gil’s management team reached out to me and we began figuring out how to bring Gil to Bellator,” Bellator CEO...
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Contract Negotiations With Gilbert Melendez Hits Major Snag

Prior to finally making his UFC debut in April 2013, Gilbert Melendez (pictured) was considered by most as the game’s top lightweight not competing in the UFC. Well, after just two outings inside the Octagon, it appears Melendez might be well on his way to reclaiming that moniker. On this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” reporter Ariel Helwani said negotiations for a contract...
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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