Gilbert Melendez Vs. Josh Thomson 3 Added To May 19th Strikeforce Card

Some people were hoping to see it again, other wanted something new. It's hard to deny that the first two fights were very exciting, so Strikeforce decided to set up round three. Gilbert Melendez will be defending his Strikeforce lightweight title against Josh Thomson on May 19th at Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier. My Canadian brethren Mauro Ranallo tweeted the info a little while ago:

Just as I had heard but wasn't allowed to say.Melendez vs Thomson 3 for the Strikeforce Lightweight title May 19 in San Jose. Rubber match.
Apr 02 via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet Reply

Melendez (20-2) and Thomson (19-4, 1 NC) first met back in 2008 in a title unification bout, which Thomson won by unanimous decision. Melendez avenged the loss in late 2009 at Strikeforce: Evolution, again by decision. Melendez has won all three of his bouts since then, while Thomson has gone 3-1 in that time period.

As I stated above, their first two bouts were awesome and while some fans are going to complain about Melendez not getting new challengers, I doubt they'll be complaining on May 19th. The bout is expected to be the co-main event of the night.

SBN coverage of Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier

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