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2017 MMA fight – Jeremy Stephens vs Gilbert Melendez – fight Video UFC 215

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2017-09-09, tough fight but not so exciting: Jeremy Stephens vs Gilbert Melendez gets two stars (UFC Fight of the Night).

Jeremy Stephens entered this fight with a pro record of 25-14-0 (76% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.14 featherweight in the world but he won just one out of his last four bouts, against Renan Barao (=Barao Pegado vs Stephens). After this fight he has lost to Frankie Edgar (=Edgar vs Stephens) and Renato ‘Moicano’ Carneiro (=Stephens vs Moicano).
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj and former Strikeforce Lw champion Gilbert Melendez, has an official mma record of 22-6-0 (55% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.46 lightweight but he comes off three consecutive losses, against Anthony Pettis in 2014 (=Pettis vs Melendez), Eddie Alvarez in 2015 (via split decision, Melendez vs Alvarez) and Edson Barboza in 2016 (=Barboza vs Melendez). Jeremy Stephens vs Gilbert Melendez is on the undercard of Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko 2 – UFC 215. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2016 MMA fight – Edson Barboza vs Gilbert Melendez – fight Video UFC on Fox 20

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-07-23, some good single shots between Edson Barboza and Gilbert Melendez but it is not enough to get three stars: it gets two.

The black belt in tae-kwon-do Edson Barboza entered this fight with a pro record of 17-4-0 (65% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.5 lightweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Eddie Alvarez). He lost to Tony Ferguson last year (=Ferguson vs Barboza) but he came back to win in 2016 beating Anthony Pettis (=Pettis vs Barboza).
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj and former Strikeforce Lw champion Gilbert Melendez, has an official mma record of 22-5-0 (55% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.11 in the same weight class but he comes off two consecutive losses, against Anthony Pettis in 2014 (=Pettis vs Melendez) and Eddie Alvarez in 2015 (via split decision, Melendez vs Alvarez). Barboza vs Melendez is on the undercard of Holly Holm vs Valentina Shevchenko – UFC on Fox 20. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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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!

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2014 MMA fight – Anthony Pettis vs Gilbert Melendez – fight Video UFC 181

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Fight rated 3 stars by AllTheBestFights.comReview: 2014-12-06, great fight between Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night). The black belt in tae-kwon-do Anthony Pettis entered this fight with a pro mma record of 22-3-0 (82% finishing rate) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since August 31, 2013 when he defeated Benson Henderson in their second fight winning the Ufc Lw belt (=Henderson vs Pettis 2).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and former Strikeforce Lw champion Gilbert Melendez, has a record of 22-3-0 (55% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.4 lightweight in the world, he suffered his last defeat in 2013 when he faced Benson Henderson (via split decsion, Henderson vs Melendez); after this bout he came back to win beating Diego Sanchez in one of the best mma fights of 2013 (=Melendez vs Sanchez). Pettis vs Melendez is valid for the Ufc lightweight title (Pettis’ first defense); undercard of Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler 2 – UFC 181. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2013 best MMA fight – Gilbert Melendez vs Diego Sanchez – full fight Video UFC 166

4_stars_mma_ranking_allthebestfightsReview: 2013-10-19, the final part of the fight between Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez was simply astonishing: brutal exchanges, blood, nonstop pace and big heart, so it could be a perfect candidate for Mma Fight of the Year 2013 but unfortunately the first part was “only” a very good one and not epic. For this reason Melendez vs Sanchez (UFC Fight of the Night) gets four stars and not five, but we would like to see a rematch since it was also a very close bout. Gilbert Melendez (21-3-0, 57% finishing rate) entered as the No.3 lightweight in the world while Diego Sanchez (24-5-0, 63% finishing rate) entered as the No.10 (currently the #1 in this weight division is Anthony Pettis). Melendez vs Sanchez is on the undercard of Cain Velasquez vs Junior dos Santos 3 – UFC 166. Watch the video!

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2013 MMA fight – Benson Henderson vs Gilbert Melendez – fight Video UFC on Fox 7

2_stars_mma_ranking_allthebestfightsReview: 2013-04-20, fight not particularly exciting with only some good single shots but our first rating (one star) was too low: Ben Henderson vs Gilbert Melendez gets two stars. Benson Henderson (18-2-0) entered as the No.1 lightweight in the world while Gilbert Melendez (21-2-0) entered as the No.2. Henderson vs Melendez is valid for the UFC lightweight championship title (Ben Henderson’ third defense); main event of UFC on Fox 7. Watch the video!

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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!

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2011 MMA fight – Gilbert Melendez vs Jorge Masvidal – full fight Video Strikeforce

2_stars_mma_ranking_allthebestfightsReview: 2011-12-17, the fight between Gilbert Melendez and Jorge Masvidal was not spectacular: two stars. Gilbert Melendez (19-2-0) entered as the No.2 lightweight in the world while Jorge Masvidal (22-6-0) entered as the No.11. Melendez vs Masvidal is valid for the Strikeforce Lightweight Championship (main event of the night). Watch the video!

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2011 MMA fight – Gilbert Melendez vs Tatsuya Kawajiri – Video full fight Strikeforce

3_stars_allthebestfights Review: 2011-04-09, Melendez annihilates Kawajiri in a good and explosive fight, and so defends his Strikeforce lightweight championship. Gilbert Melendez wins Tatsuya Kawajiri by TKO at first round (Strikeforce: Diaz vs Daley). Watch the video!

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