[div class=”notice” class2=”icon”]The following is from an article on MMA-Japan, part of the MiddleEasy Network.[/div]
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Gilbert Melendez began his career under the WEC banner which says a lot in itself. Taking his first five fights in decisive form, all by form of TKO, Melendez has never taken the easy path. In the midst of his WEC adventure, Melendez fought for the Rumble on the Rock promotion, the same night that BJ Penn and Takanori Gomi met. At the time, Gomi and Penn were the two most highly touted lightweights in the world and frankly no one was really close to them. Little did we know what the future would hold – yet, do we ever?
Melendez would go on to win that evening, defeating Stephen Palling by TKO with a tick of the clock left in the second round. BJ Penn would also go on to win that evening, cementing himself as the most dominant lightweight fighter of the modern era.
Fast forward nearly 8 years to the day: Takanori Gomi just suffered a tough loss to a very polished Nathan Diaz, BJ Penn is about to face Nick Diaz, and Gilbert Melendez is, in this writers opinion, the most dominant lightweight fighter in the world.