Anthony Pettis to defend UFC lightweight title against Gilbert Melendez on December 27

When Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez were named coaches for an upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, the assumption was that the two would eventually fight for Pettis’ UFC lightweight title. Now that bout has a scheduled date. According to Sherdog, it was announced that Pettis and Melendez would fight for the title at UFC’s final card of 2014. While not official, the card...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Diaz says he is ready for a UFC return as he talks Gilbert Melendez and how he has no beef with certain fighters

Yea, yea, yea. We know we are kinda late on this one. We apologize but we were out hibernating playing PS4 and the variety of excellent games they have released since their console launch. Remember kids, Playstation 4 is thee console of the future! (Sony please send us another PS4). So yea, Nick Diaz has been making appearances as of late and last week he was on hand to see Johny...
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26 days ago  |  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

Low-Risk High Reward: The Case of Gilbert Melendez & Bellator

Last Friday Bellator MMA announced they had reached an agreement with Gilbert Melendez for a multi-fight, multi-year structure to join the California-based promotion. The news came as a shock to fans, even after Dana White mentioned that negotiations with Melendez’ team were not going anywhere on UFC Tonight. Melendez had finished his 2 fight stint in the UFC going 1 -1, losing...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Gilbert Melendez and Bellator have reached an agreement

Earlier today big news came out of Newport Beach, California when Bellator revealed that they have agreed on an offer with free agent Gilbert Melendez of the multi-fight variety."Gil was one of the first fighters I tried to sign when I launched Bellator back in 2008, and he’s grown and developed into one of the best and most exciting lightweights on earth," said Bellator...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Melendez: Diego rematch ‘easy money’

What's better: Winning a UFC fight or getting your face punched for 2 ½ rounds until it's bloodied beyond recognition? That had to be the question Gilbert Melendez was wondering after UFC 166. He dished out heaps of damage to Diego Sanchez, including opening up a horrendous cut above Sanchez's left eye. Yet all anyone wanted to talk about after the fight was how tough...
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November 09, 2013  |  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...
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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...
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October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Gilbert Melendez Gives His Thoughts On His Fight With Henderson

Gilbert Melendez posted this picture on his Instagram page and it sums up how many people feel about his split decision loss to Ben Henderson.  Not sure what is next for the former Strikeforce champ but he proved without a doubt he is one of the best in the world if not the best. Gilbert Melendez is heartbroken over loss to Henderson tells us what’s next for Ben Henderson...
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April 23, 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...
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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