Strikeforce: Melendez Vs. Masvidal Results: Melendez Dominates Masvidal To Retain Title

On Saturday night Gilbert Melendez proved once again that he is among the best in the business. Melendez dominated challenger Jorge Masvidal over five rounds to cruise to a unanimous decision victory. Melendez lost only one round on the three judges' scorecards. 

Melendez was the more aggressive fighter over the course of the fight and landed the more effective striking combinations. Masvidal countered with some solid jabs but Melendez was never in trouble during the fight. It was Melendez's third straight defense of his Strikeforce Lightweight Title. 

It did not take Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos nearly as long as long to defend her Strikeforce Women's Featherweight Title. Santos knocked out Hiroko Yamanaka in 16 seconds to retain her belt.

Santos, who was fighting her first fight in 18 months, showed no ring rust as she dropped Yamanaka with a straight right hand in the opening seconds of the fight and preceded to follow her to the mat. After Santos let Yamanaka back up to her feet, Santos dropped her again forcing the stoppage. 

Santos has now won 11 fights in a row and is 5-0 in Strikeforce, she has finished every single one of her Strikeforce victories. 

Full "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal" results listed below:

 

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