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Jul 3, 2017 5:54 am

Report: Gilbert Melendez heading to featherweight at UFC 215

This September 9, when the UFC debuts in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with UFC 215, former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez will reportedly look for a fresh start in the featherweight division. His opponent for this featherweight debut will be hard-hitting veteran Jeremy Stephens. This bout was first reported by Damon Martin. BREAKING: Jeremy Stephens vs. Gilbert...

May 1, 2017 12:25 pm

VIDEO | Diaz brothers and Gilbert Melendez join Anthony Bourdain for Parts Unknown

Just when you think Anthony Bourdain and his “Parts Unknown” CNN series couldn’t get any better, think again. Bourdain, who has fallen in love with Brazilian jiu-jitsu, spiced up the recipe for his show by bringing in Nick and Nate Diaz along with their friend and longtime training partner Gilbert Melendez. The UFC stars added...

Jan 23, 2017 6:54 am

Gilbert Melendez confirms plans to drop to featherweight

For a time, Gilbert Melendez stood out as one of the best lightweights in the world. That was back when he was the dominant champion of Strikeforce’s lightweight division, and running through names like Josh Thomson, Shinya Aoki, Tatsuya Kawajiri and Jorge Masvidal. Today, however, the lightweight great has hit a bit of a rough...

Dec 30, 2016 11:07 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen and Gilbert Melendez predict Nunes vs. Rousey

We are now mere hours away from the long awaited return of MMA superstar Ronda Rousey. The former women’s bantamweight champion will return in the main event of tonight’s UFC 207, where she will challenge the division’s reigning queen, Amanda Nunes. In advance of this fight, many members of the MMA community have made predictions...

Nov 20, 2016 12:43 pm

VIDEO | Gilbert Melendez’s wife Keri Anne Taylor Melendez scores a big KO in her MMA debut

Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez (Gilbert Melendez's wife) just starched her opponent in her MMA debut. #Bellator165 pic.twitter.com/1rFTJK8RV0 — Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) November 20, 2016 Last night, Bellator MMA returned to San Jose, California with Bellator 165. It was a card of tremendous highs and unfortunate lows, as Michael Chandler and Benson Henderson dazzled in the main...

Nov 2, 2016 8:55 am

Gilbert Melendez Says Nate Diaz Should Fight the McGregor vs. Alvarez Winner

In just 10 days, UFC featherweight champ Conor McGregor will challenge lightweight king Eddie Alvarez in a bid to become the first fighter in UFC history to hold two titles in two weight classes concurrently. The two stars will collide in the main event of the historic UFC 205, which marks the UFC’s long-awaited debut...

Oct 27, 2016 6:55 pm

VIDEO | Gilbert Melendez breaks down Eddie Alvarez vs. Conor McGregor

One of the greatest cards in UFC history is set to take place just a little over two weeks from today. Three UFC championship title fights will go down at UFC 205 with the main event being headlined by the lightweight title showdown between champion Eddie Alvarez looking to defend his title for the first...

Aug 18, 2016 9:13 am

VIDEO | Gilbert Melendez shares insight into UFC 202 press conference incident

Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas, Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor briefly appeared on stage at the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference. McGregor, who was nearly 30 minutes late to the event, joined Diaz on stage for just moments before Diaz got up and walked out of the event. He was joined by his entire team...

Jul 23, 2016 10:26 pm

VIDEO | Edson Barboza vs. Gilbert Melendez (highlights)

In the co-main event of ‘UFC on FOX 20’ Gilbert Melendez made his return to the Octagon against Edson Barboza. The fight was a thrilling one, with Barboza ultimately getting the win via unanimous decision, keeping his run at a title shot going! See the highlights above!

Jul 23, 2016 6:20 pm

UFC on FOX 20 Results: Edson Barboza defeats Gilbert Melendez

A key lightweight bout between former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez and dangerous striker Edson Barboza served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC on FOX 20 card in Chicago. Round one begins and Edson takes the center of the octagon. Melendez comes forward with a combo. Edson replies with back-to-back leg kicks. Gilbert shoots in...

Jul 22, 2016 10:58 pm

Gilbert Melendez eyeing future fight with fellow veteran Eddie Alvarez

Back at UFC 188, Gilbert Melendez and Eddie Alvarez squared off in the co-main event of the highly anticipated card. Alvarez was looking to bounce back from a lopsided loss to Donald Cerrone, and capture his first UFC win. Melendez on the other hand was looking to return to the win column after a submission...

May 20, 2016 4:33 pm

Gilbert Melendez on Conor McGregor: ‘He fights like the smaller man’

Nate Diaz and Gilbert Melendez have been close training partners for a long time with Cesar Gracie. Melendez knows Diaz all too well and says that if McGregor gets his rematch with Nate, the result will be the same as their first match. “I don’t see it going any differently. I see Conor, if he...

May 10, 2016 10:52 am

Gilbert Melendez ready to move on from failed drug test

Back at UFC 188, former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez lost a controversial split decision to Eddie Alvarez. In addition to the decision being controversial, Melendez tested positive for testosterone metabolites. Now, nearly a year later, Melendez’ suspension is up, and he’s gearing up for his UFC on FOX 20 scrap against Edson Barboza on July...

May 4, 2016 1:21 pm

Edson Barboza vs. Gilbert Melendez reportedly set for UFC on FOX 20

At UFC 197 Edson Barboza picked up the biggest win of his professional career as he defeated former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis via unanimous decision. The win was a dominant one for Barboza, as he out-struck Showtime throughout the course of the fight, dealing a severe amount of damage to Pettis’ legs throughout the...

Jan 3, 2016 11:45 am

Gilbert Melendez Breaks Down Lawler vs Condit. Wants Rematch UFC 195

Giilbert Melendez  puts on the suit and tie for this video as he breaks down the epic fight at UFC 195 Condit vs Lawler.   The contest between these two warriors with different approaches to the sport have dedicated their lives to go head to head for gold in this instant classic. “El Nino” goes...

Jul 24, 2015 9:26 am

Gilbert Melendez’s Wife Signs With Bellator MMA

Gilbert Melendez’s wife, Keri Anne Melendez, has signed with Bellator MMA. Melendez is a muay thai fighter and has yet to make her professional MMA debut but will compete at the upcoming ‘Dynamite’ event in a kickboxing match. After that she will make her move to MMA. The news was confirmed by MMAFighting. Melendez’s opponent...

Jul 6, 2015 2:17 pm

UFC Fighters React to Gilbert Melendez’s Failed Drug Test

UFC confirmed on Monday afternoon that lightweight Gilbert Melendez has been suspended for a year due to a failed UFC 188 post fight drug test. In an official statement released by the Ultimate Fighting Championship, they stated that his urine sample came back positive for “exogenous origin of testosterone metabolites”. UFC fighters took to social...

Jul 6, 2015 12:43 pm

Gilbert Melendez Tests Positive for Banned Substance, Suspended for 1 Year

UFC lightweight Gilbert Melendez has failed his UFC 188 post fight drug test and as a result, has been suspended by the company for one year. Melendez was originally scheduled to face Al Iaquinta on July 15th, but the failed drug test will put a halt to the fight. UFC broke the news on Monday...

Jun 23, 2015 6:58 am

Gilbert Melendez — ‘Mexico Camp didn’t make financial sense’

Gilbert Melendez would have loved to be in Mexico, training a month before his fight with Eddie Alvarez, but according to the lightweight fighter, it just wasn’t ‘financially’ feasible. The cost to move down there, bring in all your training partners and coaches didn’t make sense to Melendez, here’s what he said on The MMA...

Jun 22, 2015 10:27 am

Al Iaquinta Plans to ‘Dominate’ Gilbert Melendez

After Bobby Green was forced to pull out of his fight with “Raging” Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night 71, Iaquinta’s future on the card was in question. Enter: Gilbert Melendez. Melendez, seeking redemption for his loss to Eddie Alvarez at UFC 188, signed the contract and is set to face Iaquinta on July 15,...

Jun 18, 2015 8:27 am

EL NINO! Gilbert Melendez Steps In To Face Iaquinta On July 15

Big news fight fans, just announced on FOX Sports Live, UFC lightweight Gilbert Melendez will step in and fight Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Duffee on July 15 in San Diego, CA. This comes after news earlier today that said Bobby Green was forced to pull out because of injury. Looks like...

Jun 14, 2015 1:44 pm

REPLAY! Eddie Alvarez vs. Gilbert Melendez (Highlights)

What was being promoted and hyped as one of the fight with the most potential to earn “Fight of the Year” honors didn’t even ear “Fight of the Night”. A long feeling out process in the opening round got the fifteen minute war off to a slow start, but once Gilbert Melendez and Eddie Alvarez...

Jun 11, 2015 11:15 pm

Gilbert Melendez: Road To UFC 188 — WATCH NOW!

This Saturday from Mexico City, the sold out UFC 188 event goes down on pay-per-view. With the UFC’s roster of Mexican fighters on full display, Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez stands at the top of the heap in the night’s co-main event. A long-awaited grudge match against former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez awaits Melendez in his...

Jun 11, 2015 1:06 pm

Gilbert Melendez Shows Poise In Most Awkward Interview Of All Time — MUST WATCH!

Things get strange on the UFC 188 media tour for co-headliner Gilbert Melendez, ahead of this weekend’s pay-per-view event. Is this not the most awkward interview you’ve ever seen? If it’s not please share what is. Shot by BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage. Chad Mendes Strips, Gets VanZant Flustered During Important Interview — WATCH!

Jun 11, 2015 6:41 am

Mexico Shows Up For Gilbert Melendez Open Workout

UFC open workouts went down yesterday in Mexico City and fans came out in hordes to get a glimpse of some of their favorite fighters, including lightweight Gilbert Melendez. Check out this video shot by Nate Diaz, showing a packed house!! #ufc188 #mediaworkout #gilbertmelendez @ufc #elnino #graciefighter #war @woodenmanmt #ufcmexico A video posted by natediaz209...

Jun 10, 2015 1:30 pm

UFC 188’s Gilbert Melendez: “I still have a lot of fight in me”

While making the media rounds in anticipation of this weekend’s UFC 188 event, Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez talks about fighting, and the journey of a martial artist. Shot by BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage. UFC Champ Vain Velasquez on AKA’s Injury Rate: ‘We train hard, we spar hard, but it’s not just our gym’