Melendez expected to defend Strikeforce title against Masvidal


An expected lightweight title bout between Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez (19-2 MMA, 9-1 SF) and Jorge Masvidal (22-6 MMA, 4-0 SF) has been targeted for Dec. 17.

Sources close to the event today told of the date, though a city and venue has yet to be confirmed.

Melendez makes the third defense of his Strikeforce title while Masvidal get his shot after impressive back-to-back victories.

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ranier wolfcastle site profile image  

8/14/11 2:26 PM by ranier wolfcastle

gil should take it

Large Fun Bags site profile image  

8/14/11 1:23 PM by Large Fun Bags

 lol so a win over kj noons puts you in the number two spot. troll

Barry_BondsMVP site profile image  

8/14/11 1:22 PM by Barry_BondsMVP

I still want to see Melendez-Alvarez, that's a war

ednzo777 site profile image  

8/14/11 1:17 PM by ednzo777

Melendez with ease.Masvidal lacks the killer instict and the instict to push forward. He had KJ hurt the entire time but was backing away and not pushing the pace.Melendez is just a fucking beast and will rip him apart

quickfix site profile image  

8/14/11 1:08 PM by quickfix

Melendez is going to brutalize him. He might have a brawling style but his wrestleboxing is out of this world. He controls fights and will control Masvidal.

Brett Rogers High Kick WTF II site profile image  

8/14/11 11:33 AM by Brett Rogers High Kick WTF II

 Awesome matchup, both guys are killers. Melendez is more of a brawler, actually similiar to Henderson as a matter of fact - caring to fight from a low stance and embracing throwing the overhand right (with some success). Once someone's hurt he goes to finish - ex. Kawajiri. None the less, the guy is exciting as hell and always comes to bring it. Masvidal on the other hand is a technician. One of the best technical strikers at 155, I mean the beating he put on KJ Noons was fucking beatiful...not to mention Miami Hustle is a bad ass show. Anyway, I hope they put on a good fight for the fans - which I'm sure they will.   

skooter site profile image  

8/14/11 11:22 AM by skooter

Daaaaamn....I think I mights ticked off a buncha Edgar fans......With his BORING ASS BULLSH!T BOUNCING AROUND style!!!!

Mr Sponge site profile image  

8/13/11 7:58 PM by Mr Sponge

Great fight but i got melendez by decision