Josh Thomson Vs. Gilbert Melendez 2 Set For Strikeforce 4/11



With the organization having difficulty finding opponents for each fighter, Strikeforce will instead pit Strikeforce world lightweight champion Josh Thomson (16-2) vs. Gilbert Melendez (14-2) at the April 11 “Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz” event on Showtime.

The two fighters first fought in June 2008, and Thomson defeated then-champ Melendez with a shutout unanimous-decision victory.

Strikeforce executive Mike Afromowitz today told Thomson vs. Melendez II is official for the April 11 event and will be a five-round title fight.

In recent hours, sources close to both fighters had told that with most other options flaming out, Thomson vs. Melendez II had been agreed upon by both fighters.


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