Gilbert Melendez

Bellator 201’s Keri Melendez wants own respect in MMA but embraces being a ‘fighting family’

In November 2016, Keri Melendez made a successful transition from the kickboxing ring to the MMA cage when she knocked out Sheila Padilla in the first round of their Bellator 165 encounter. Melendez (1-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) is now a winning strawweight looking to expand her pro record to 2-0...

Trading Shots: On toughness, tapping to strikes, and the things that only fighters know

Is tapping to strikes a reassuring sign that at least someone knows when to quit, or do non-fighters fail to understand just how much toughness – both mental and physical – matters in MMA? Former UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss in...

Reinvented Gilbert Melendez seeks ‘historic fight’ with Jeremy Stephens at UFC 215

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos EDMONTON – Wins and losses be damned, Gilbert Melendez is going to stick to his roots and try to add another “Fight of the Night” or “Fight of the Year” to his resume when he takes on Jeremy Stephens at UFC 215. The...

UFC lightweight Gilbert Melendez details how he used free agency to his advantage,AAAABvaL8JE~,ufBHq_I6FnxR-PQW_F3sm5QdUbP7D6E9&bctid=5545146213001Filed under: News, Radio Highlight, UFC, Videos Two-time UFC lightweight title challenger Gilbert Melendez is one of the few big-name fighters to come out of MMA’s free agency process better than he came in. Melendez signed with Bellator and allowed the UFC to match, which gave him leverage to...

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