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Gilbert Melendez vs. Jorge Masvidal targeted for December

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An expected lightweight title bout between Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez (19-2 MMA, 9-1 SF) and Jorge Masvidal (22-6 MMA, 4-0 SF) has been targeted for Dec. 17.

Sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) of the date, though a city and venue has yet to be confirmed.

Melendez makes the third defense of his Strikeforce title while Masvidal get his shot after impressive back-to-back victories.

In his most recent appearance, Melendez earned a second victory over Japanese standout Tatsuya Kawajiri and with a first-round TKO stoppage at "Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley."

The Cesar Gracie product has since pined for the opportunity to fight the UFC champion, and UFC president Dana White has said he'd love to have Melendez fight inside the octagon. But that opportunity isn't possible as of yet because the champ is still under contract with Strikeforce. And both White and Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker have dismissed a possible crossover fight even as Melendez teammate Nick Diaz was able to relinquish his Strikeforce welterweight title for a shot at UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre.

"Right now, there are no other fighters that are going to go over there," Coker said. "We expect him to continue fighting in Strikeforce and getting ready for a fight in the fall...

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Post #1   8/20/11 11:19:50AM   

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Really ready for this fight, hope it doesn't disappoint(sp?).

Post #2   8/20/11 12:39:06PM   

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This should be a very entertaining fight, but i have to go with gilbert all day

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Post #3   8/20/11 1:35:33PM   

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Another safe matchup for Gilbert.....Melendez by Hulk smash!

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Post #4   8/20/11 1:51:18PM   

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Should be exciting as hell while it last, Melendez should murk him though.

Post #5   8/20/11 3:28:35PM   

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Decent fight. But with dec 17th

Ufc is gonna either book xmas day or new years eve!

Post #6   8/20/11 5:17:47PM   

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This is a great fight. I think Gilbert will win but I would love to see Jorge pull it off. If this fight stays on their feet it is going to be one hell of a war.

Post #7   8/20/11 8:15:06PM   

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melendez all day

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Post #8   8/20/11 10:07:11PM