Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy

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Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy
Melendez vs. healy.JPG
The poster for Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy.
Promotion Strikeforce
Date Cancelled
Venue Power Balance Pavilion
City Sacramento, California, United States
Event chronology
Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir

Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy was a planned mixed martial arts event that was to be held by Strikeforce. The event would have taken place on September 29, 2012 at the Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, California.[1][2]


On September 23, 2012, Strikeforce announced it was cancelling this event, as Showtime opted to not air it following lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez suffering a knee injury in training, taking him out of a planned title defense against Pat Healy. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker stated, "Without a television partner, we simply could not move forward with this event. We wish Gilbert a speedy recovery and will work diligently and quickly to reschedule the fighters affected by this news on upcoming cards."[3]

The Melendez/Healy and Payan/Bravo bouts were both rescheduled for Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine on January 12, 2013, where Estevan Payan defeated Michael Bravo by second round TKO. However, Gilbert Melendez was replaced by Jorge Masvidal, and later, Kurt Holobaugh in the planned bout with Pat Healy due to injuries.

The proposed bout between Nah-Shon Burrell & Yuri Villefort was rescheduled for UFC 157 on February 23, 2013 following both fighters' signings with the UFC after the closure of Strikeforce in January 2013. Burrell defeated Villefort via unanimous decision.

Cancelled fight card[edit]

Preliminary card (Showtime Extreme)[edit]

Main card (Showtime)[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy". August 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Gilbert Melendez vs. Pat Healy headlines Strikeforce's September event". Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  3. ^ "Strikeforce Announces Cancellation of Saturday's Event in Sacramento". September 23, 2012.