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Next Fights for Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez?

  The Lightweight title fight between Pettis and Melendez was highly anticipated, given the fact that it was announced earlier in the year. Both fighters also coached the Ultimate Fighter 20, which helped lead to greater fan interest in the fight. It certainly did not disappoint. Melendez started out strong, having kept the champion on the backpedal with his grinding style. It was...
Via Fight Of The Night
14 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 181: Anthony Pettis Submits Gilbert Melendez to Retain Title (Video Highlights)

Anthony Pettis (pictured) promised he’d finish Gilbert Melendez within the first round at UFC 181. That Pettis is such a liar… Oh well, he made up for it in the second stanza by submitting Melendez with a slick guillotine choke. The unfortunate thing for Melendez is, he was executing the perfect game plan up until the tap out. He wasn’t scared to stand up with Pettis just...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis Chokes Out Gilbert Melendez To Retain The UFC Lightweight Title At UFC 181 (GIF)

Anthony Pettis defeated Gilbert Melendez to defend his UFC Lightweight title at 1:53 of the second round at UFC 181 via guillotine choke. In the first minute of the second round, Pettis caught Melendez with a right hook, and then when Melendez came into him, Pettis slapped a guillotine choke on and the rest was history. This battle between The Ultimate Fighter season 20 coaches...
Via Total Sports Blog
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Submits Gilbert Melendez To Remain Champ At UFC 181

Anthony Pettis had to adapt to an aggressive, pressure-heavy gameplan from Gilbert Melendez tonight in the co-main event of UFC 181 and he did just that, showing off his submission skills with a picture perfect guillotine choke finished off from mount in order to retain his lightweight title inside of two rounds. Round One: The co-main event lightweight title fight is underway. ...
Via Fight Of The Night
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Gilbert Melendez: "This is probably my last shot at gold"

Gilbert Melendez has no illusions about just how big UFC 181 will be when the book is written about his career. The veteran lightweight fighter has been one of the best 155-pounders on the planet for the biggest chunk of the last eight years, but until just recently Melendez never fought in the UFC, which always put an asterisk next to his record. Fair or unfair in that assessment...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 181: Anthony Pettis versus Gilbert Melendez, an in-depth preview

I cannot wait for this fight featuring the two coaches from TUF 20. They are also two of the more exciting fighters in the lightweight division. Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez’ fight with Diego Sanchez was one the most captivating fights in the UFC’s history. Of course, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis has provided some of the more indelible highlights in the sport. The most famous...
Via Fight Booth
20 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Countdown to UFC 181: Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez’ (Video)

It’s been over 15 months since lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (pictured) captured the crown by submitting Benson Henderson at UFC 164. Saturday is finally “Showtime” once again for the injury-prone Pettis. Pettis makes his first title defense when he meets former Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez at UFC 181. The 155-pounders co-headline the pay-per-view broadcast. It’s...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

TUF Talk: Rose Namajunas very happy she ended up on Team Melendez

Rose Namajunas finally got Team Melendez on the board this week on The Ultimate Fighter as she made quick work of Australian opponent Alex Chambers with a first round rear naked choke finish. Many saw Namajunas as a serious dark horse in the competition and possibly the best fighter on the entire Team Melendez roster. She certainly didn't disappoint with her performance and now she...
Via Fox Sports
November 05, 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, 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

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

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