Gilbert Melendez: A Champion’s Quest for Respect

The only opportunity Gilbert Melendez has ever wanted as a professional fighter is just around the corner. While finally making his UFC debut is certainly a highlight for the last man to hold the Strikeforce lightweight title, the chance to prove he is the number one 155-pound fighter in the world is the challenge “El Nino” has longed for, and on April 20th, the 30-year-old Team Cesar Gracie fighter squares off with UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson in a clash of MMA’s two top lightweight fighters. . . Click here for more by Duane Finley, on UFC.com
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