Strikeforce lightweight fighter Gilbert Melendez defeated Josh Thomson this past weekend Strikeforce’s lightweight title unification. The Mexican-American warrior won via a unanimous decision as part of the Strikeforce ‘Evolution’ co-main event. What a good way to end the year as both Melendez and Thomson provided one of the most action-packed brawls of 2009.
Thomson was victorious the first time they met back in June of 2008, but Melendez bounced back with tremendous heart and effort this time around. When asked if he’d do it all over again to untie their score, he said he was comfortable with calling it even.
From Gilbert Melendez:
“Now that we got our stuff done with, it’s up to us to prove we’re the best 55ers. Me and him are badass. I think me and him can take out all the dudes in UFC and all the dudes in DREAM. It’s about the respect. We can beat a lot of those guys. We’re complete MMA fighters. A lot of guys aren’t…. There’s gonna be a third one, huh? I’m not looking forward to it. I left my heart out there. I don’t know if they showed it on TV but I puked a little bit afterward. I think we put on a great show. I‘m cool with calling it even.”