Gilbert Melendez- :fights outta El Nino sports, and Cesar Gracie BJJ(brown belt). :5'9 155pounds with 71inch reach and is 30 years old. :Record: 21-2. both of his losses were via decision ( Josh Thompson, and Mitsuhiro Ishida) and he avenged both losses. :11 wins via TKO/KO, 1 win via submission, 9 wins via decision. :Has fought in many organizations such as, Strikeforce, Pride Fc, Shooto, Dream, Rumble at the Rock, and the WEC. :First WEC Lightweight champ(2004), Fought in 10 strikeforce title bouts, and most wins in strikeforce history with 11. : Defeated #2 ranked Lightweight at time, Shinya Aoki, in 2010 via decision i just wanted to make this thread for the fans out there that don't know alot about Gilbert Melendez plus hes one of my favorite fighters and hes going to be fighting for the UFC LW Belt on 4-20-2013. I think Gilbert matchs up very well against Bendo especially since his teammate Nate just fought him and Gilbert is usually the corner man for Nick Diaz, Nate Diaz, and Jake Shields. Im picking Gilbert Melendez to beat Bendo via unamious decision. only concern is that the UFC made his title fight on a national holiday for some (4-20) and hopefully Nick Diaz isn't cornering Gil that night otherwise he might not be to helpful.