Gilbert Melendez talks growing up in Santa Ana, his path to MMA and Tatsuya KawajiriPosted on April 5, 2011, 02:52 AM by Joey Santosus
Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez, who will defend his title against Tatsuya Kawijiri this Saturday in San Diego, talks about growing up in Santa Ana, California, as well as how contact sports led him to MMA. Melendez plans to make a statement against Kawajiri and he says he will prove he is the best Lightweight in the world by the end of his career.
Melendez vs. Kawajiri will co-headline the stacked Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley fight card, set to take place this Saturday from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. The main event will feature Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz going head to head with Paul "Semtex" Daley.