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GILBERT MELENDEZ RUMORS

Gilbert Melendez Vs Eddie Alvarez To Co-Main Event UFC 188

A lightweight scrap between Gilbert Melendez and Eddie Alvarez has been booked as the co-main event of UFC 188 in Mexico City on June 13th. These two have had an interest in fighting each other for a number of years dating back to a time when Melendez was Strikeforce’s 155lb champion and Alvarez was the kingpin of Bellator’s lightweight division. They aren’t faring quite so...
Via Fight Of The Night
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A War We’ve Been Longing For: Former lightweight champions Melendez, Alvarez set for UFC 188 co-main event

There was a long period of time in MMA when there wasn’t even an argument; Gilbert Melendez and Eddie Alvarez were the two best lightweights in the world outside of the UFC. Earlier today, UFC officials announced that the two lightweight legends will finally meet in Mexico City as the co-main event of UFC 188. Both Melendez and Alvarez joined the UFC rosters as champions, respectively...
Via Fight Booth
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Gilbert Melendez vs. Eddie Alvarez plus 2 more bouts added to UFC 188

UFC 188 in Mexico City, Mexico has added a trio of new bouts including a main event grudge match as Gilbert Melendez meets Eddie Alvarez in a long awaited lightweight showdown. Melendez and Alvarez first starting dancing around the idea of facing each other several years go while in separate promotions.  Melendez was the Strikeforce lightweight champion and early discussions were...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Gilbert Melendez and Eddie Alvarez Co-Headline UFC 188

For years, many pundits argued whether Gilbert Melendez (pictured) or Eddie Alvarez was the best lightweight not signed to the UFC. Now that they both compete in the octagon, it’s time to figure out who is the better fighter of the two. On Monday, it was announced the 155-pounders will co-headline UFC 188. The June 13 event goes down in a yet-to-be determined venue in Mexico City...
Via 5thRound.com
8 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...
Via Fight Hub TV
March 25, 2014  |  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, 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

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...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
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 CEO Bjorn...
Via hov-mma
February 14, 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...
Via 5thRound.com
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...
Via 5thRound.com
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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