Strikeforce followed the footsteps of its big brother, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, by cancelling September 29th fight card in Sacramento, California, due to Gilbert Melendez's injury. El Nino was originally scheduled to fight Pat Healy, with sights on defending his title for the record-breaking 7th time in Strikeforce.

Today, it was announced (via MMAJunkie.com) that all Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy fighters will be compensated for the decision to cancel the show.

Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy had 5 fights on the main card, and another 5 on the undercard.

The main card of the night included familiar names such as Jorge Santiago, Josh Thomson, and Caros Fodor, while the veterans Mike Kyle and Jorge Gurgel were expected to entertain the crowd on Showtime Extreme portion of the card.

ZUFFA refused to comment on the decision to compensate the fighters, but according to Josh Thomson's text message to MMAJunkie.com, the fighters are well-taken care of.

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