Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy Canceled Following Injury To Champion

Gilbert Melendez (Esther Lin/Strikeforce)

“Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy” canceled

An injury has forced Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez out of his main event bout against Pat Healy this weekend.

As a result, the event, “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy,” has been canceled.

Strikeforce officials announced the news over the weekend.

According to Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker, Showtime said they would no longer be airing the event, and Coker said, “We simply could not move forward with this event.”

The card was set to take place in Sacramento, California this Saturday,

The news comes one month after the Ultimate Fighting Championship had to cancel an event, UFC 151, making the latest cancelation the second for Zuffa in such a short span.

Coker says they are attempting to reschedule fighters from the card quickly.

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