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Zuffa compensated fighters set to compete at “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy” in the wake of the event’s cancelation.
MMA fans have freed-up schedules this weekend, as “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy” has been canceled.
Check out our July MMA pound for pound rankings and let us know what you think.
Tickets for “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy” go on sale this week, though two presale options are available for those who qualify.
A lightweight title fight between champion Gilbert Melendez and Pat Healy takes place this September at “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy.”
Did UFC 146 and 147 affect our pound for pound rankings? Find out after the jump.
Josh Barnett ($200,000) and Gilbert Melendez ($175,000) were the two big money winners on Saturday’s Strikeforce card in San Jose, Calif.
Gilbert Melendez got all he could handle from Josh Thomson in their trilogy bout Saturday, but he survived to win a split decision and retain the Strikeforce lightweight title.
All fighters for Saturday’s Strikeforce card in San Jose made weight on Friday, including main event heavyweights Daniel Cormier and Josh Barnett and lightweight title fighters Gilbert Melendez and Josh Thomson.
Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez has heard Josh Thomson injury rumors before their last two fights. He still expects a game opponent on May 19. The champ talks to HeavyMMA’s Duane Finley about next week’s title fight.
The lineup for the next Strikeforce show, May 19 in San Jose, Calif., has been finalized with 10 bouts – including the heavyweight tournament final between Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier.
HeavyMMA’s mixed martial arts rankings are back this week with a look at the lightweight division, which has the rematch of current kingpin Ben Henderson and the man who was atop the throne until February, Frankie Edgar, set for Aug. 11 in Denver.
Tickets for Strikeforce’s next event, the heavyweight grand prix finale, go on sale Thursday at 1 p.m. Eastern for UFC Fight Club members and 3 p.m. for UFC newsletter subscribers.