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Gilbert Melendez to lead Strikeforce in Nashville Open Workouts – SportsUntapped.com
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Added April 12th, 2010 by Joshua Carey

Gilbert Melendez to lead Strikeforce in Nashville Open Workouts
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Strikforce: Nashville will air live on CBS this coming Saturday night from Bridgestone Arena and features a tripleheader of championship fights.

Before the festivities take place the organization has made fighter workouts open to public. The workouts will be held at 1 P.M. CT on Wednesday at Ed Clay’s Mixed Martial Arts Academy in Nashville.

Fighters working out for the public will be Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez, Jason “Mayhem” Miller, former U of Tennessee linebacker Ovince Saint Preux, Dustin West, and Josh Shockman.

Melendez faces Dream champion Shinya Aoki in a highly anticipated bout that will see two of the worlds elite lightweights in action.

In addition to the aforementioned Melendez versus Aoki battle, there are two other title fights including Light Heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi taking on Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal.

Rounding out the card is longtime friend and training partner of Melendez’s, Jake Shields whom will defend his Middleweight championship against former Pride champion Dan Henderson.

Photo courtesy of Jeff Chiu/AP

 
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