Melendez's Replacement Announced For PRIDE Bushido Bout


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Breaking News: Melendez Out, French in at Bushido
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
by Staff on Wednesday was informed by MMA manager Monte Cox that Gilbert Melendez has been forced to withdraw from PRIDE’s November 5 Bushido lightweight showdown against Shinya Aoki.

Cox-managed athlete Clay French will replace the Californian and do battle with the popular 23-year-old grappler.

French, who will make his overseas debut, brings an 8-1 record to the ring against the 7-2 Team Paraestra Tokyo fighter.



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