Before the fight, Gilbert Melendez said that in order to solidify his notion that he’s the number one lightweight in the world, he would have to obtain a win in such an extraordinary fashion that the eyeballs of every single human being watching the bout would spontaneously melt and leak out of their head. After tonight, I think we all need to grab a kitchen towel and wipe up the mess that Melendez created. Damn, that just didn’t sound right.
Gilbert Melendez believes he is the number one ranked lightweight in the world, and chances are you believe it too. In this scenario, ‘you’ would be the people in the MMA world that simply do not believe Frankie Edgar, BJ Penn, Eddie Alvarez or Gray Maynard could hold a candle to El Nino. Not sure why they would be ‘holding a candle’, but that’s the idiom that we’ve come to accept in American culture, so I’ll use it in this case.
After throwing a blitzkrieg of strikes early in the first , Melendez cranked the 209 switch just a tad higher and managed to finish Kawajiri at the 3:14 minute mark in the first round. Now get ready for the innumerable threads that will appear, proclaiming the UFC and Strikeforce belt should be unified. I absolutely welcome all of them.