2012 MMA fight – Gilbert Melendez vs Josh Thomson 3 – full fight Video Strikeforce

3_stars_mma_ranking_allthebestfightsReview: 2012-05-19, nice and balanced fight thanks to the great performance by both fighters and the high pace: Gilbert Melendez vs Josh Thomson 3 gets three stars. Gilbert Melendez (20-2-0) entered as the No.3 lightweight in the world while Josh Thomson (19-4-0) entered as the No.24. Melendez vs Thomson 3, undercard of Barnett vs Cormier, is valid for the Strikeforce Lightweight Championship title; in their first fight Thomson defeated Melendez (June 27, 2008) while in the rematch the winner was “El Nino” Melendez (December 19, 2009). Watch the video!


Event: Strikeforce: Barnett vs Cormier

Date: 2012-05-19

Where: HP Pavilion, San Jose, United States

Division: lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg)

Title: Strikeforce Lightweight Championship title

Result: Click here to show the fight’s result
Gilbert Melendez def. Josh Thomson (split decision, 47–48, 48–47, 48–47)


Strikeforce fight card (main card):
Josh Barnett vs Daniel Cormier
Gilbert Melendez vs Josh Thomson 3
Rafael Cavalcante vs Mike Kyle 2
Christopher Spang vs Nah-Shon Burrell

Melendez’s previous fight: Gilbert Melendez vs Jorge Masvidal

Thomson’s previous fight: Josh Thomson vs KJ Noons

Thomson’s next fight: Nate Diaz vs Josh Thomson

Melendez’s next fight: Benson Henderson vs Gilbert Melendez



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