Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier

Gilbert Melendez vs Josh Thomson

May 20, 2012 HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, United States

Strikeforce lightweight championship bout: Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez def. Josh Thomson via split decision.

Remembering the Melendez-Thomson Trilogy


A look back by the participants at one of the greatest trilogies in Strikeforce and mixed martial art's history - Gilbert Melendez versus Josh Thomson.

Judo Chop: Josh Thomson's Seamless Takedowns


Denied an unlikely title shot, Josh Thomson is now set to face former UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson to reestablish himself as no. 1 contender. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch...

Great main bout, but Bellator not different enough


On the night of the biggest show in its history, Bellator presented a classic main event, but as far as a show went, the atmosphere and free television broadcast were never like the advertised...

More Gilbert Melendez vs Josh Thomson News

Lightweight Title

Date: May 20, 2012

Gilbert Melendez Josh Thomson
40 age 43
5'9" height 5'10"
155 weight 155