What’s Melendez’s Opponent Got in Store for Him at Strikeforce? Find out Here

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Pat Healy against Maximo Blanco at Strikeforce: this time he takes on Jiu-Jitsu black belt Gilbert Melendez. Publicity photo.

If you’re a Strikeforce fan, you’d better make the most of the next show. According to sources close to the event that launched the likes of Ronda Rousey, Antonio Pezão and Ronaldo Jacaré, it’s set to close its doors after the January 12 show in Oklahoma, USA.

What we can expect now, if no twists or turns in the story arise, is an exit for the ages, as that’s just what the card in the works looks sure to provide. The reigning lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez, will take on Pat Healy in the main event, and besides retiring the promotional belt to his mantel, the winner will surely join the UFC’s ranks carrying some major clout.

And three more champions are tipped to defend their crowns at the farewell event. Middleweight kingpin Luke Rockhold takes on Lorenz Larkin, while Nate Marquardt defends his welterweight belt against Tarec Saffiedine, and the promotion’s number 1 heavyweight, Daniel Cormier, locks horns with Dion Staring, with UFC fans watching attentively.

In the video below, Pat Healy, Melendez’s opponent, teaches how to subdue an opponent using the crucifix, explaining step by step how to lock in the position and ultimately get the choke.

Confira o card provisório:

Strikeforce
Oklahoma, USA
January 12, 2013

Gilbert Melendez vs. Pat Healy
Luke Rockhold vs. Lorenz Larkin
Nate Marquardt vs. Tarec Saffiedine
Daniel Cormier vs. Dion Staring
Gegard Mousasi vs. Mike Kyle
Ryan Couture vs. KJ Noons

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