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  1. Cormier has no room for error

    Franklin McNeil

    HOUSTON -- Several fighters on the UFC 166 main card Saturday night have a lot to lose. But none has more at stake than Daniel Cormier. Sure, a strong case can be made for main-event participants Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos -- there is th...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  2. Lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez to face Diego Sanchez at U...

    Franklin McNeil

    Highly ranked lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez returns to action Oct. 19 in Houston, where he will face Diego Sanchez, UFC officials announced Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2013
  3. Ben Henderson to meet T.J Grant on Aug. 31

    Franklin McNeil

    Lightweight champion Benson Henderson will defend his title against T.J. Grant on Aug. 31 at UFC 164 in Milwaukee, the promotion officials announced Tuesday night.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2013
  4. Could weight issues lead Bendo to GSP?

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and challenger Gilbert Melendez both made weight Friday for their title showdown in San Jose, Calif. With everything set for Saturday's UFC on FOX 7 main event, promotion president Dana White tapped each g...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  5. No shortcuts on Bendo's road to greatness

    Franklin McNeil

    Benson Henderson didn't begin preparing for his showdown Saturday night with Gilbert Melendez a few months ago, when the UFC officially announced the fight. That process started six years ago, when Henderson trained for the first time in mixed ma...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  6. UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson to face Gilbert Melendez o...

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will put his title on the line April 20 against former Strikeforce titleholder Gilbert Melendez in San Jose, Calif.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2013
  7. Gilbert Melendez, Luke Rockhold, Nate Marquardt to defend Strikef...

    Franklin McNeil

    Lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez will be one of three Strikeforce titleholders putting their belts on the line Jan. 12 in Oklahoma City, the promotion announced Thursday night.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2012
  8. Strikeforce cancels Nov. 3 event in Oklahoma City

    Franklin McNeil

    Injuries to heavyweight Frank Mir and middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has led Strikeforce to cancel its Nov. 3 event, the promotion announced Friday.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2012
  9. Source -- Zuffa to compensate fighters for canceled Strikeforce c...

    Franklin McNeil

    Days after cancelling its Strikeforce card, Zuffa LLC has decided to financially compensate all 19 fighters impacted by the decision, a source close to the situation confirmed with ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2012
  10. Strikeforce lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez to face Pat Healy ...

    Franklin McNeil

    Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez puts his title on the line Sept. 29 against top contender Pat Healy in Sacramento, Calif., the promotion announced on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2012
  11. Strikeforce Grand Prix -- Daniel Cormier tops Josh Barnett, wins ...

    Franklin McNeil

    Daniel Cormier made the most of his late Strikeforce Grand Prix tournament entry by downing Josh Barnett in the final.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2012
  12. Gilbert Melendez to defend title against Josh Thomson in San Jose...

    Franklin McNeil

    Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez has agreed to defend his title May 19 in San Jose, Calif., against Josh Thomson, the promotion announced on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2012
  13. Strikeforce roundup: Gilbert Melendez defends title with solid di...

    Franklin McNeil

    Gilbert Melendez put on an entertaining slugfest in defending his lightweight title over Jorge Masvidal in the Strikeforce main event Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2011
  14. With father's roles filled, Shields eyes return

    Franklin McNeil

    The past few months have been very difficult for Jake Shields. His father, Jack Shields, passed away in August and a couple of weeks later he lost for the second time in a row. Jake Ellenberger needed less than a minute to stop him during their Se...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  15. Strikefore lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez to defend title ...

    Franklin McNeil

    Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez will defend his title Dec. 17 against Jorge Masvidal, the promotion announced on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2011
  16. Melendez focused on next fight -- in SF

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC president Dana White made it abundantly clear Saturday night in Washington that he intends to sign Gilbert Melendez to a promotional contract "ASAP." "We're looking to bring [Melendez] over right now," White said. White's words would indica...

    Blog | October 04, 2011