Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Gilbert Melendez UFC Debut Likely Sooner Rather Than Later

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

It looks as though Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez will likely be moving to the UFC's 155lb division sooner rather than later as a report from MMAWeekly.com over the weekend suggests a scheduled December Strikeforce title fight is now off.

Melendez had been pegged to defend against Jorge Masvidal but Melendez could instead, face the winner of the UFC 136 title fight between the Champion, Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard. UFC President Dana White was coy to the idea, but did say there was a chance “”It

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