Gilbert Melendez out, Jorge Masvidal in vs. Pat Healy for Final Strikeforce Show

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Gilbert Melendez out, Jorge Masvidal in vs. Pat Healy for Final Strikeforce Show

Post  YodaBonZelda on Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:22 pm



With Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez still sidelined by a shoulder injury, Jorge Masvidal has been tapped to face Pat Healy at Strikeforce: Champions in January.

Sources close to the match-up confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that verbal agreements are in place for the lightweight contest headed to Oklahoma City on Jan 12.

Jorge Masvidal has been looking for a fight ever since his last bout in Strikeforce in July, but two show cancellations didn’t help him much.

Now the American Top Team fighter will get the chance to earn a big win in the final Strikeforce show as he faces top lightweight contender Pat Healy.

Healy has twice been scheduled to face champion Gilbert Melendez, and twice the fight has been scrapped due to injury.

Instead of waiting for another shot at Melendez or moving to the UFC, Healy will stay fighting with a bout against Masvidal come January.

Strikeforce officials have yet to announce any changes to the upcoming Jan 12 card, but an updated release for the show is expected to come out soon.

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Re: Gilbert Melendez out, Jorge Masvidal in vs. Pat Healy for Final Strikeforce Show

Post  S. Zulu on Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:45 pm

I actually like this fight better. I don't know why but I don't enjoy watching Gil fight. I think he won't go far in the UFC.

Masvidal via UD if he doesn't fight injured.
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Re: Gilbert Melendez out, Jorge Masvidal in vs. Pat Healy for Final Strikeforce Show

Post  ballsmcgeeftw on Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:09 pm

S. Zulu wrote:I actually like this fight better. I don't know why but I don't enjoy watching Gil fight. I think he won't go far in the UFC.

Masvidal via UD if he doesn't fight injured.
bold claim about gil in ufc. we will see. hopefully he is just faking this injury so he can fight in the ufc sooner
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Re: Gilbert Melendez out, Jorge Masvidal in vs. Pat Healy for Final Strikeforce Show

Post  YodaBonZelda on Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:14 pm

I can see him doing well, but for some reason I can't see him getting past the mid-tier of the division in the UFC. Slightly better than gatekeeper status imo.

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Re: Gilbert Melendez out, Jorge Masvidal in vs. Pat Healy for Final Strikeforce Show

Post  ballsmcgeeftw on Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:29 pm

i can see him being top 5...i mean shit. he's gotta be better than guida.
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Re: Gilbert Melendez out, Jorge Masvidal in vs. Pat Healy for Final Strikeforce Show

Post  YodaBonZelda on Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:42 pm

ballsmcgeeftw wrote:i can see him being top 5...i mean shit. he's gotta be better than guida.

I would actually like to see that. Wouldn't be a bad first fight in UFC for him. Just hope he doesn't get Gomi'd.

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Re: Gilbert Melendez out, Jorge Masvidal in vs. Pat Healy for Final Strikeforce Show

Post  duallie on Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:15 pm

YodaBonZelda wrote:I can see him doing well, but for some reason I can't see him getting past the mid-tier of the division in the UFC. Slightly better than gatekeeper status imo.

Razz i don't see that as doing well.
they pretty much have to give him a top opponent.
high odds it will be another sf failure in their debut.
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Re: Gilbert Melendez out, Jorge Masvidal in vs. Pat Healy for Final Strikeforce Show

Post  Jojo on Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:20 pm

Mas wins this. Gil is ducking hard.

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