Gilbert Melendez may be the best lightweight on the planet and he is eager to prove it. Gilbert faced possibly his toughest opponent yet with a dominant victory over Jorge Masvidal. The Ceser Gracie product controlled the fight with his improved striking. Gilbert won via unanimous decision to maintain his status as one of the top lighweights in the world.
Melendez appears to be in a league of his own within the Strikeforce organization. Melendez could move up to welterweight for some intriguing fights, but proving he is the best lightweight in the world appears to be his goal. Gilbert Melendez facing top competition in the UFC would be great for both his career and and the fans.
It’s time for Melendez to get the recognition he deserves and challange for the UFC belt in 2012. Make it happen Dana White! The fans are begging for it!