The Healy fight was all kinds of risky for Melendez, especially coming off of the long layoff against a smaller named fighter, coupled with his subpar performances against Thomson(I had Punk winning) and Masvidal(which felt very phoned in and half-hearted, keeping in mind Masvidal was fighting with a broken hand), however I kind of believed it would've been an opportunity for Gil to get back with a more impressive victory, before making the jump to ZUFFA.
I think Melendez has loads of top tier POTENTIAL and is a really, really good LW, but I'm not too confident in his ability against the top of the UFC LW division quite yet, IMO his overall game has somewhat stagnated at the moment.
MY MMA RANKINGS
HW Velasquez Cigano Werdum Cormier Bigfoot Barnett Mir Browne
LHW Jones Machida Evans Hendo Davis Goose Teixeira Shogun Mousasi Bader
MW ASilva Rockhold Belfort Weidman Jacare Okami Kennedy Consta Belcher Boetsch
WW GSP Hendricks Condit MacDonald Diaz Maia Fitch Kampmann Ellenberger Pyle
LW Bendo Alvarez Maynard Melendez Thomson J.Miller Diaz Pettis Chandler Grant dos Anjos
FW Aldo Mendes Curran Lamas Frankie Zombie
BW Cruz Barao Fernandes Faber Moraes