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Gilbert Melendez vs. Josh Thomson II

Main Card | Strikeforce Lightweight Championship | 155 lbs

Gilbert Melendez defeats Josh Thomson via 5 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez
Mmaweekly large Josh "The Punk" Thomson

Melendez
Decision
Round 5

Gilbert Melendez Josh Thomson

"El Nino" "The Punk"

16-2-0   Pro Record At Fight   16-2-0
Climbed to 17-2   Record After Fight   Fell to 16-3
-110 (Near Even)   Betting Odds   -111 (Near Even)
Interim Champion   Title   Champion
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
San Francisco, California   Fighting out of   San Jose, California
27 years, 8 months   Age at Fight   31 years, 2 months
154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   153.0 lbs (69.4 kgs)
5'9" (176cm)   Height   5'10" (178cm)
73.0" (185cm)   Reach   71.0" (180cm)
Cesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu   Gym   American Kickboxing Academy
Strikeforce
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Strikeforce: Evolution
  • Date: Saturday 12.19.2009
  • Referee: Josh Rosenthal
  • Venue: HP Pavilion
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: San Jose, California, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 6 of 7)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Frank Shamrock, Stephen Quadros
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Stephen Quadros
  • Melendez Total Disclosed Pay: $55,000
  • Thomson Total Disclosed Pay: $30,000
  • Title on Line: Strikeforce Lightweight Championship
  • Belt Status Before Fight: Held by Thomson
  • Event Links:

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Videos & Highlights

    Interview  |  Gilbert Melendez post-fight interview video report dead link

    Watch this post-fight interview video with Gilbert Melendez on his Strikeforce fight with Josh Thomson.

Melendez vs. Thomson II Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Watchin nativity movie with the fam bam. http://myloc.me/2kC3V
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@tonylewis we should be in another country partying it up. http://myloc.me/2kkGy
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@DavidBeThyName bet this mornin she wishes she was. Lol http://myloc.me/2k9j2
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He shoulda just rolled her to his house cuz she woulda never known. Lol http://myloc.me/2jkWh
4 days
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@joerogandotnet lightweights stole the show tho! Haha bitches! http://myloc.me/2jhPS
4 days
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Fuckin wasted at lasales in chico. Drunk bitch getn ride from wheel chair guy. Fuckin only in chico baby! http://tweetphoto.com/7084005
4 days
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@DonStorie1982 it was fun and the fans will get what they deserve...... A Trilogy baby! http://myloc.me/2j6R4
4 days
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Out with cousins getn a couple drinks in Chico. 2mrw ill be at the best Frozen Yogurt shop in U.S. Jon an Bon http://tweetphoto.com/7077227
4 days
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At Joe's in chico and there is wood chips on the ground in this place. Fuckin crazy! Bunch of drunk ass pple slipping around.
4 days
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Drinkin and Playin Wii with the fam. Typical holiday action. Haha http://tweetphoto.com/7063187
4 days
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@alexandria__ his mom an dad are some of my closest friends. http://myloc.me/2iJ6d
4 days
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Chillin with the homies http://tweetphoto.com/7059561
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Ill be 180lbs by the end of the weekend! Lol gotta luv the holidays baby. http://tweetphoto.com/7059332
4 days
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On my way to Chico to visit family for holidays. Beautiful day! http://tweetphoto.com/7055930
4 days
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Getn healed up from last Sat fight and ready to try an tackle the new fight against the Mall. Yup, gotta still xmas shop. Dam it!! LOL
3 days
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@PaigeDMB22 bay area love is all I got
2 days
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@ponsey88 can I pls rep both
2 days
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http://tweetphoto.com/6948721 RAIDERS!!!!!!!
2 days
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http://tweetphoto.com/6944844 @jakeshieldsajj and I at union city TGIF sighning autos. for Toys for Tots
2 days
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MMAWeekly Radio tonight...we welcome Dustin Hazelett, @GilbertMelendez www.MMAWeeklyRadio.com 9pm EST/6pm PST
2 days
after
@josh_jeckel what up jeckel? U didn't like the fight ?
8 hours
after
The girlies, Nate Diaz and myself with my belt http://tweetphoto.com/6810112
4 hours
after
My boys and I with my belt http://tweetphoto.com/6809945
3 hours
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Big black and I after my victory http://tweetphoto.com/6809772
3 hours
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Just bout on weight and ready for war http://tweetphoto.com/6647098
1 day
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Getting there. Just bout time for a weight check http://tweetphoto.com/6645098
2 days
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http://tweetphoto.com/6643516 Running to make weight
2 days
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About to start my weight cut. Skrap Pack backing me up http://tweetphoto.com/6642753
2 days
before
RT @fightmagazine: Day four of @AcostaIsLegend in camp with @gilbertmelendez - http://bit.ly/4SmBt7
2 days
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RT @fdmbrand: http://bit.ly/22EB7z thanks fdm for hooking me up with my own billboard LOL...
3 days
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Watching Nate Diaz vs Josh Neer on spike right now. I love this fight
3 days
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RT @JefferyCain: Tonight on www.MMAWeeklyRadio.com we welcome @GilbertMelendez and Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone at 9pm EST/6pm PST
3 days
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RT @AcostaIsLegend: @AcostaIsLegend is inside @gilbertmelendez' training camp for @fightmagazine, day 3 w/ VIDEO. - http://bit.ly/92tifR
3 days
before
@PhilBaldacci Its on Philly...
4 days
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RT @EASPORTSMMA: @gilbertmelendez welcome to the EA SPORTS MMA roster (officially)
4 days
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Tune into chronicle live now!! If your in the bay either 40 or 41 Josh and I r gonna be on in a couple min.
4 days
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Skrap Pack training hard with Dave Nader(cardio factor) http://tweetphoto.com/6494421
4 days
before
@knm322 thank u
4 days
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RT @fightmagazine: @gilbertmelendez does his best Oscar the Grouch impression - VIDEO - http://bit.ly/64ZndY
4 days
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RT @fightmagazine: Day two of @AcostaIsLegend's week with @gilbertmelendez - http://bit.ly/4BI0gh
4 days
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RT @AcostaIsLegend: @acostaislegend spent a week inside @gilbertmelendez 's camp for @fightmagazine Day One: http://tinyurl.com/yeq2t64
5 days
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Niners....
5 days
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Good stuff miners... Fun game to watch
5 days
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There's about 3 of these in my city and I'm not on 1 of them. Come on strikeforce http://tweetphoto.com/6434620
5 days
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Getn pumped up after watching Bj's dominate performance last night. One more wk an looking to havin a great fight myself on Showtime.
6 days
before
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