2015 MMA fight – Gilbert Melendez vs Eddie Alvarez – full fight Video UFC 188

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2015-06-13, close fight but not so exciting: Gilbert Melendez vs Eddie Alvarez gets two stars.

The black belt in Bjj and former Strikeforce Lw champion Gilbert Melendez entered this fight with a pro mma record of 22-4-0 (55% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.7 lightweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Rafael dos Anjos) but he lost two out of his last three bouts: against Benson Henderson in 2013 (=Henderson vs Melendez) and Anthony Pettis in 2014 (=Pettis vs Melendez). Between these two defeats he won over Diego Sanchez in one of the best mma fights of 2013 (=Melendez vs Sanchez).
His opponent, the former Bellator Lw champion Eddie Alvarez, has a record of 25-4-0 (84% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.12 in the same weight class. He fought just once in 2014 losing to Donald Cerrone (=Cerrone vs Alvarez). Melendez vs Alvarez is on the undercard of Cain Velasquez vs Fabricio Werdum – UFC 188. Watch the video and rate this fight!

 

 

Event: UFC 188: Velasquez vs Werdum

Date: 2015-06-13

Where: Mexico City Arena, Mexico City, Mexico

Division: lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg)

Result: Click here to show the fight’s result
Eddie Alvarez def. Gilbert Melendez (split decision, 29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

 

UFC 188 fight card (main and best fights):
Cain Velasquez vs Fabricio Werdum
Gilbert Melendez vs Eddie Alvarez
Kelvin Gastelum vs Nate Marquardt
Charles Rosa vs Yair Rodriguez
Tecia Torres vs Angela Hill
Henry Cejudo vs Chico Camus
Alejandro Perez vs Patrick Williams

Melendez’s previous fight: Anthony Pettis vs Gilbert Melendez

Alvarez’s previous fight: Donald Cerrone vs Eddie Alvarez

Alvarez’s next fight: Anthony Pettis vs Eddie Alvarez

Melendez’s next fight: Edson Barboza vs Gilbert Melendez

 

 

Official video:

(Free embeddable highlights video hosted on Youtube)