Strikeforce Fighters Compensated Following Event Cancelation

Gilbert Melendez (Esther Lin/Strikeforce)

Strikeforce fighters compensated in wake of event cancelation

Fighters scheduled to compete on this weekend’s “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy” card, which has been canceled, will be compensated.

MMAjunkie.com reported the news Tuesday evening.

So far, six fighters have been promised at least partial pay, including Josh Thomson, Jorge Gurgel, Pat Healy, Adriano Martins, Yuri Villefort, and Jorge Santiago. The other 13 fighters who found themselves with no plans this Saturday night due to the cancelation will also be compensated.

Sources also confirmed to MMAJunkie.com that the fighters would receive “show” money.

This weekend’s event was set for Sacramento, California, featuring lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez vs. Pat Healy. But Melendez was forced to withdraw due to a shoulder injury.

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