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Gilbert Melendez vs Tatsuya Kawajiri Expected for April 9th Strikeforce Event

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/22620/melendez-vs-kawajiri-king-mo-vs-tba-expected-for-april-16-strikeforce-show.mma

Gilbert Melendez

– 18-2-0 MMA/ 8-1 Strikeforce Record

– 4 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Josh Thomson, Shinya Aoki, Mitsuhiro Ishida

Tatsuya Kawajiri

– 27-6-2 MMA/ Strikeforce Debut

– Won 5 of last 6 Fights

– Notable Wins: Kazunori Yakota, Gesias Cavalcante, Josh Thomson

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Strikeforce has added a lightweight title fight between Gilbert Melendez and Tatsuya Kawajiri to their April 9th event. Although nothing is official, the event is likely to take place at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. A welterweight title fight between Nick Diaz and Paul Daley is also expected to take place at this event.

Melendez is considered by many to be the top “non-Zuffa” lightweight in all of mixed martial arts. He currently is on four-fight win streak, including avenging his two career losses against Josh Thomson and Mitsuhiro Ishida. In his most recent fight, Melendez dominated top Japanese lightweight Shinya Aoki at Strikeforce: Nashville in April of last year.

Tatsuya Kawajiri gets a shot a US gold, following a 6-2 record in the Japanese-based DREAM promotion. He was won five of his last six fights, including victories over Geisas Cavalcante, Kazunori Yokota and most recently dominated former Strikeforce champion, Josh Thomson at DREAM’s year-end Dynamite event. Kawajiri’s only loss since 2008, came against Shinya Aoki at DREAM 15, getting caught in a Achilles lock in just a little over a minute in the first round.

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2011 in News, Strikeforce

 

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Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez Signs Multi-Fight Extension

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/22374/strikeforce-champ-gilbert-melendez-signs-new-multi-year-agreement.mma

Gilbert Melendez

– 18-2-0 MMA/ 8-1 Strikeforce Record

– 4 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Josh Thomson, Shinya Aoki, Mitsuhiro Ishida

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Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez has signed a multi-fight extension with the promotion, though the terms have not been disclosed.

Melendez is considered by many to be the top “non-Zuffa” lightweight in all of mixed martial arts. He currently is on four-fight win streak, including avenging his two career losses against Josh Thomson and Mitsuhiro Ishida. In his most recent fight, Melendez dominated top Japanese lightweight Shinya Aoki at Strikeforce: Nashville in April of last year.

Although Melendez does not have a scheduled opponent as of yet, Tatsuya Kawajiri is the likely choice, who is coming off an impressive victory over Josh Thomson at DREAM Dynamite last December.

 

 
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Posted by on February 7, 2011 in News, Strikeforce

 

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Rumor: Bellator and Strikeforce Open to Co-Promotion; Possibly Eddie Alvarez vs Gilbert Melendez

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/19176/strikeforce-open-to-bellator-co-promotion-gilbert-melendez-vs-eddie-alvarez-fight.mma

Eddie Alvarez

– 20-2-0 MMA/ 4-0 Bellator Record

– Bellator Lightweight Champion

– 5 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Toby Imada, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Joachim Hansen

Gilbert Melendez

– 18-2-0 MMA/ 8-1 Strikeforce Record

– Strikeforce Lightweight Champion

– 4 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Josh Thomson, Shinya Aoki, Mitsuhiro Ishida

 
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Posted by on May 19, 2010 in Bellator, News, Rumors, Strikeforce

 

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Strikeforce:Nashville Quick Results

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Jake Shields def. Dan Henderson via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-45, 48-45)
  • Gilbert Melendez def. Shinya Aoki via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
  • Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal def. Gegard Mousasi via unanimous decision (49-45, 49-45, 49-45)

PRELIMINARY CARD RESULTS

  • Ovince St. Preaux def. Chris Hawk via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:47
  • Andrew Uhrich def. Dustin West via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:36
  • Jason “Mayhem” Miller def. Tim Stout via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:09
  • Cale Yarbrough def. Josh Schockman via TKO (strikes) – Round 2
  • Zach Underwood def. Hunter Worsham via unanimous decision
  • Dustin Ortiz def. Justin Pennington via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:27
  • Cody Floyd def. Thomas Campbell via knockout (strikes) – Round 3
 
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Posted by on April 22, 2010 in Quick Results, Strikeforce

 

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Strikeforce LW Champ Gilbert Melendez vs Dream LW Champ Shinya Aoki could be 3rd Title Fight for April Strikeforce Card on CBS

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/18135/gilbert-melendez-vs-shinya-aoki-could-be-third-title-fight-on-april-17-strikeforce-card.mma

Gilbert Melendez

– 17-2-0 MMA/ 7-1 Strikeforce Record

– Strikeforce Lightweight Champion

– 3 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Josh Thomson, Rodrigo Damm, Mitsuhiro Ishida

Shinya Aoki

– 23-4-0 MMA/ Strikeforce Debut

– Dream Lightweight Champ

– 3 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Mizuto Hirota, Joachim Hansen, Vitor Riberio

 
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Posted by on March 6, 2010 in News, Strikeforce

 

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Rumor: Roger Huerta Heading to Strikeforce?

MF: Roger Huerta hinted on his twitter account that he might be making the move to Strikeforce.

Roger Huerta: Ok…. Yall keep asking me when my next fight is going to be. Who on here wants to really know??

 My manager (Jeff Clark) and I met with scott coker and Richard Chou with strikeforce on monday. So I believe this is where…

Don’t know how i feel about this really. I still think Huerta has a lot to offer the UFC, so i wish they could put their past issues behind them. On the other hand, it’s another great pick up for Strikeforce if true. Huerta creates exciting match-ups with the champ Gilbert Melendez and contenders Josh Thomson, Mitsuhiro Ishida, and KJ Noons.

 
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Posted by on January 8, 2010 in News, Rant, Rumors, Strikeforce, UFC

 

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