Melendez vs. Masvidal Set for Dec 17th

Is Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez (19-2 MMA, 9-1 SF) is moving to the UFC, it won’t be before a Dec. 17 title fight with top contender Jorge Masvidal (22-6 MMA, 4-0 SF) .

UFC president Dana White, whose company acquired Strikeforce earlier this year, recently said he wants Melendez in the UFC as soon as possible.

But first, he’ll headline an event that officials today announced: “Strikeforce” Melendez vs. Masvidal.”

 

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