This Saturday May 19th Strikeforce will crown a heavyweight grand prix champion and could possibly also crown a new Lightweight Champion as well, when current champion meets former champion in a rubber match between two great rivals when champ Gilbert Melendez (20-2) meets Josh Thomson (19-4-1) meet again for the third time.
Melendez who is coming off of 6 consecutive victories truly believes he is the best lightweight champion in the world despite not facing UFC caliber opponents,and thats just what he’s going to go out and try to prove every time he steps in that cage and will not settle for anyhing less than a less than dominant win this weekend. Earlier in the week when asked where how he wants the fight to go “EL NINO” Replied “Of course I want to finish Josh. I want bad intentions towards him, I want to destroy this guy. I want to make a statement.” Make a statement. Thats all Gilbert Melendez hopes to do until he can finally crossover to the UFC where he believes the only people he deems competition reside. It might not be as easy come Saturday against a guy who already has a little experience in beating Melendez.
Thomson who is coming off of a lackluster win against K.J. Noons in which was his first fight in two years after significant leg injuries kept him sidelined all that time. Don’t expect the ring rust to be here this time as he’s sure to readily prepare for his rival and champion in Melendez. Call this fight what you want, but I am sure if its anything like the last two its not going to be anything but entertaining as the last fight came down to these two warriors slugging it out at the bell, and the decision going Melendez way which was different than their first meeting when the cards went Thomson’s way in another battle and putting that last notch in Gilberts loss column.
Both fighters are all around fighters and this fight should be competitive and fast paced but thats about all because this fight is pretty much like watching the Titantic or The Alamo because you may watch it for the action but you already know whats going to happen at the end and that will be a Gilbert Melendez unanimous decision victory and the eventual UFC move…… hopefully.
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