Strikeforce: Melendez Vs Masvidal: Fight Card

Strikeforce’s final event of the year goes down on December 17th with two title belts on the line in San Diego.

Headlining the show is lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez who’ll be looking to defend his belt for the third time against Jorge Masvidal who earned his title shot after comfortably outpointing KJ Noons back in June.

After over a year on the sidelines due to a contractual dispute, female 145lb champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos makes her long-awaited return and will head straight into a title defence versus Japanese opposition in veteran ‘Jewels’ fighter Hiroko Yamanaka who’s compiled an impressive 12-1 professional record.

Former light-heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi will also competing on the card as he looks to work towards title contention against one of Strikeforce’s up and coming stars Ovince St Preux who’s eight fight unbeaten and certainly deserving of a step up in competition.

Finally the main card is rounded out by a lightweight bout as KJ Noons looks to rebound from a disappointing run of results against Billy Evangelista who will want to get back in the win column after picking up his first ever loss earlier this year against the man fighting at the top of the bill, Jorge Masvidal.

See the full fight card for the event which will air live on Showtime below.

Main Card:

  • Gilbert Melendez vs. Jorge Masvidal
  • Cris “Cyborg” Santos vs. Hiroko Yamanaka
  • Gegard Mousasi vs. Ovince St. Preux
  • Billy Evangelista vs. K.J. Noons


  • Caros Fodor vs. Justin Wilcox
  • Devin Cole vs. Gabriel Salinas-Jones
  • Roger Bowling vs. Jerron Peoples


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