GILBERT MELENDEZ NEWS

Watch Anthony Pettis Starring In New Reebok ZJet Advert

UFC Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis recently announced a sponsorship deal with Reebok and he’s now the star of a new commercial for the famous sporting brand’s new ZJet trainers which you can check out below. After an injury layoff Pettis is currently featuring as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 opposite Gilbert Melendez who he’ll then go on to fight in the co...
Via Fight Of The Night
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Vs Gilbert Melendez Title Fight Confirmed For UFC 181

A highly anticipated lightweight title fight between Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez has now been ‘tentatively’ confirmed for UFC 181 on December 6th. It was the champion himself who broke the news, with Pettis stating on The MMA Hour show this past Monday that the event will take place in Las Vegas, though the venue has not yet been announced. Pettis and Melendez are currently...
Via Fight Of The Night
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Team Melendez All Smiles In Vegas

Little different scene than Team Pettis who has been hitting up the clubs in Las Vegas.  Cannot wait for Gilbert and Showtime to throw down on December 6th.  Hopefully everyone can stay healthy and make it to this bout because it should be a great one. Gilbert Melendez gets some training in with Kron Gracie Watch all fighter video blogs at Intravid.com
Via Tito Couture
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pettis vs Melendez Scheduled for UFC 181 on December 6th

UFC fighter Anthony Pettis has all the tools to be the UFC’s next mega star but he hasn’t fought since he beat Benson Henderson for the Lightweight championship in August of 2013. Pettis is finally healed from injury and his opponent, and fellow coach on “The Ultimate Fighter’ season 20, Gilbert Melendez is ready to challenge him. Pettis announced that the fight between him...
Via BlackSportsOnline
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Defends Title Against Gilbert Melendez at UFC 181

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (pictured) will make his first title defense when he battles Gilbert Melendez on December 6. That date is currently set for UFC 181 at a yet-to-be determined venue in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pettis announced his schedule on today’s edition of “The MMA Hour.” UFC president Dana White previously stated the 155-pounders would collide at their...
Via 5thRound.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Skrap Pack Enjoys A Dinner In Las Vegas

These boys are in Sin City to help Gilbert Melendez coach opposite lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.  Melendez could easily be the champion right not as he lost a razor close decision to Benson Henderson that many people thought he won.  He will have another chance to prove he is the best in the world later this year when he once again steps in the cage for the UFC strap. ...
Via Tito Couture
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Full Cast For The Ultimate Fighter 20 Revealed

It was announced a few months back that the 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter would be a season contested of just women. Filming for the season began earlier this week and here are the 16 women who will be competing to become the first UFC strawweight champion. -Heather Jo Clark -Emily Kagan -Aisling Daly -Lisa Ellis -Carla Esparza -Felice Herrig -Randa Markos -Alex Chambers -Joanne...
Via Between The Ropes
25 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 182 Will Be First Event Of 2015

Usually the UFC airs their year end show the last Saturday of the year. We are in for a change, as the company announced that UFC 182 will air on Saturday, January 3 of 2015 with Las Vegas, Nevada the expected destination. The reason for the switch is that Saturday, December 27 is two days after Christmas. No fight have been announced for the card yet, but it has been expected that...
Via Between The Ropes
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Options limited for Benson Henderson following win over Rustam Khabilov

On Saturday night, lightweight contenders Benson Henderson and Rustam Khabilov took center stage in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the main event of UFC Fight Night 42, and the result did little to clarify the 155-pound picture. The second-ranked lightweight prior to Saturday, Henderson entered the fight hoping to earn another crack at the belt taken from him by Anthony Pettis last August...
Via Sports-Glory
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Gilbert Melendez Gets Some Training In With Kron Gracie

The one and only Gilbert Melendez gets some training in with Kron Gracie while in LA. Excited to see Gil coaching TUF 20 against the champion Anthony Pettis as I have a feeling both Gil and Showtime will be wonderful coaches. All the best to Gil and to Kron who is getting ready to make his MMA debut. Watch all fighter video blogs at Intravid.com Gilbert Melendez at ESPN studios
Via Tito Couture
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Gilbert Melendez At ESPN Studios

Former Strikeforce champion and UFC lightweight number one contender Gilbert Melendez is at the ESPN Studios to cover UFC 173.  Good for Melendez getting some more TV outside of comeptition and hopefully setting himself up for a future career. Showtime gets some training in Gilbert Melendez with a couple of last night’s winners  
Via Tito Couture
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Showtime Gets Some Training In

I’m kind of upset that Pettis is going to be coaching TUF and we wont see him and Gilbert Melendez square off until December of this year.  That is going to be a long lay off for both men but the champion in particular as he won the belt in August and hasn’t fought since.  Either way when that fight comes it is going to be spectacular. Showtime Pettis goes out with his girl...
Via Tito Couture
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Gilbert Melendez Enjoys UFC 172 At Espn Headquarters

El Nino has some great things going on as although we recently were worried the UFC might lose Melendez he is back and will be coaching at TUF 20 against the champion Anthony Pettis! Good to see Melendez with more and more opportunities outside the cage as he is seen here analyzing last night’s event at ESPN studios in Bristol, CT. All the best to Gil! Watch all fighter video blogs...
Via Tito Couture
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Happy Birthday To Gilbert Melendez!

Happy Birthday to lightweight stud Gilbert Melendez who celebrated his 32nd birthday yesterday. All the best to Gil, excited to see him return to the cage! Watch all fighter video blogs at Intravid.com Showtime Pettis with his little girl
Via Tito Couture
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Players View
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez Fight at UFC’s End of Year Event

Mark your calendars, MMA fanboys. UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (pictured) will defend his throne against Gilbert Melendez on December 27 – assuming, of course, the injury bug doesn’t do its thing to Pettis again. UFC president Dana White made the announcement Wednesday during a press conference in Puerto Rico. Pettis and Melendez will be serving as opposing coaches...
Via 5thRound.com
March 26, 2014  |  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

Girls, Girls, Girls: TUF 20 strawweights ready to make huge splash

I’ve really been enjoying TUF Nations: Canada vs Australia, thus far. Coaches Pat Cote and Kyle Noke are both extremely professional, so we are spared the standard ridiculously poor banter between 2 soon-to-be opponents. The contestants are all fundamentally sound and opposed to seasons past of TUF, the best free agents from their respective countries are on the show. After all...
Via hov-mma
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Opens as Early Favorite Over Gilbert Melendez

Knee surgery, at least a year-long layoff, only three fights in two-and-a-half years, be damned. The Gambling Gods still believe UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (pictured) will retain his title when he meets Gilbert Melendez later this summer.  The 155-pounders will collide after fulfilling their posts as opposing coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter 20.” Pettis is nearly...
Via 5thRound.com
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC re-signs Gilbert Melendez, announces he will be TUF Season 20 coach

Photo Credit: enlapelea.com Earlier this month Bellator MMA had apparently signed Gilbert Melendez when negotiations broke off between Melendez and Dana White, President of UFC. At the time it was noted that UFC had the right to match any offer that Bellator made and that Lorenzo Fertitta, CEO of UFC, was taking over the negotiations for White. It turns out that was the right call...
Via Players View
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Alexander Shlemenko Signs Multi-Year Extension with Bellator MMA

After missing out on restricted UFC free agent Gilbert Melendez, Bellator MMA announced Monday they have inked current middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko (pictured) to a muti-fight, muti-year extension. Or as UFC president Dana White might say, Shlemenko signed his life away because he’s never getting out of that contract. “Bellator has been my home for many years, and...
Via 5thRound.com
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Gilbert Melendez signs with the UFC, will coach opposite Anthony Pettis on TUF 20

Well this worked out well, didn’t it? A few weeks after Gilbert Melendez was told to go find another offer, and things looked horribly out of sync with the UFC, they come back, matched Bellator’s offer and now Gilbert will be coaching opposite Anthony Pettis on TUF 20 which begins filming in May. Yes, flyweight women will be coached by Gil and Pettis. Fascinating. I’m thrilled...
Via Fight Hub TV
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Gilbert Melendez Stays With UFC

Despite signing a contract with Bellator last week, Gilbert Melendez will stay with the UFC, coach ‘TUF 20′ opposite Anthony Pettis, and fight for the belt. Impressive news for Melendez. He inked a big deal with Bellator last week for a reported multi-fight deal. But, the UFC had the right to match any offer he […]
Via Fight Geeks
February 24, 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

UFC Matches Gilbert Melendez’s Bellator Offer, Will Coach TUF Against Anthony Pettis

Bellator MMA came THIS close to having three of the planet’s top lightweights under their banner. After having restricted free agent Gilbert Melendez (pictured) accept an offer to join their promotion, the UFC announced Sunday night they have decided to match their rival’s contract. Melendez will break in his new deal by coaching opposite lightweight champion Anthony Pettis...
Via 5thRound.com
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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