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GILBERT MELENDEZ RUMORS

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
December 07, 2014  |  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
December 06, 2014  |  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
December 04, 2014  |  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
December 01, 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

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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