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Masvidal likely to fight Melendez

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ProElite.com (SamCaplan.ProElite.com) has confirmed through Strikeforce Vice President Mike Afromowitz that BodogFIGHT lightweight competitor Jorge Masvidal is under consideration to receive a shot at the promotion’s lightweight title currently held by Gilbert Melendez on March 29 in San Jose at the HP Pavilion.

I have been hearing rumors that this fight is taking place on the March 29th card for the last few days, and now that this is announced I am fairly certain it will.

http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2008/01/29/jorge-masvidal-under-consideration-to-fight-gilbert-melendez-for-strikeforce-lightweight-title/

Post #1   1/30/08 7:52:46PM   

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That will be a great fight.

Post #2   1/31/08 2:09:26AM   

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That will be an awesome fight!!!!!!!!!!!

Jorge has crazy strikes and could catch El Nino and put him away

Post #3   1/31/08 7:03:34AM   

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That's a great fight, I think Melendez should win this one though. He will be hungry after his first loss. If Mavidal can keep it standing he has a great chance though, but as soon as it hits the ground I think Melendez will overpower and control him.

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Melendez defiantely has the advantage in wrestling and control.....and if he gets it down and keeps it there...he should ge ta TKO or decision victory....but I have notcied Melendez has a tendency to eat punches in his fights while going for takedowns....with Masvidals speed and hand power...Gil may think he's gonna eat a shot (while moving in) and take 4......and it may not take many before he's dropped..

I dont know who to pick in this one...

probably Melendez by round 3 TKO... but I wanna pick Jorge by round 2 KO

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OL' Gil Rnd 2 TKO

Post #6   2/1/08 1:45:21AM   

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if gilbert fights like he has the past two fights then masvidal might make a huge jump in the ranks after beating him

i like masvidal, great strikes and even though he is a little thug i really think he will make a huge impact at 155

Post #7   2/1/08 11:32:42AM