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Revisiting Strikeforce: Nashville

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In April 2010, Strikeforce invaded the Music City for their huge Strikeforce: Nashville show that aired live on CBS around the country. The promotion rolled out all their stars and three title fights for the big show that aired in ... Read More »

UFC announces TUF 20 tryouts

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In the aftermath of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization’s 20th anniversary, the UFC is kicking off its next two decades with a fresh twist on its storied reality television series, The Ultimate Fighter®. For the first time ever, the series’ 20th season will feature an all women cast in the UFC’s newest weight division and a new title for the winner – that of UFC champion. Read More »

Nate Diaz requests release from UFC

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Maybe Nate Diaz saw Gilbert Melendez's new UFC contract and is attempting a negotiating strategy Stockton style, because the number five-ranked UFC lightweight just requested to be released from the UFC -- via Twitter. Read More »

Gilbert Melendez to Bellator doesn’t change the MMA landscape at all

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We reported earlier this week that top five lightweight Gilbert Melendez had agreed in principle to sign with Bellator MMA after negotiations with the UFC fell through. The UFC still holds matching rights, so the deal isn't complete and he very well could re-sign with the UFC. If he goes to Bellator, there are many people, like Dave Meltzer, who think the move would be a game changer. Read More »

Bellator & Gilbert Melendez agree on structure to bring top lightweight To Bellator

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At 22-3, Gilbert Melendez sits atop the UFC’s lightweight division. With victories over Josh Thomson, Diego Sanchez, Shinya Aoki and Jorge Masvidal, “El Nino” is ready for a new crop of challengers as the Santa Ana native has agreed to a multi-fight, multi-year deal structure with Bellator that can pit Melendez against some of MMA’s best, including Eddie Alvarez, Michael Chandler, Will Brooks, Dave Jansen and a host of top lightweights from around the world. Read More »

Should Gilbert Melendez snub the UFC and sign with Bellator?

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Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez has been negotiating with the UFC to hammer out a new contract since the one he brought over from the Strikeforce/UFC merger has been fulfilled. However, things aren't going well and it looks like the former champion could be on his way out of the UFC. There's another former champion that's excited about the possibility of fighting Melendez. Read More »

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