Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson

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Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson
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The poster for Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson.
DateJune 27, 2008
VenueHP Pavilion at San Jose
CitySan Jose, California
Event chronology
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson Strikeforce: Young Guns III

Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson was a mixed martial arts event promoted by Strikeforce. The event took place at the HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California on Friday, June 27, 2008.[1] The main event was the long awaited match between lightweights Gilbert Melendez and Josh Thomson for the Strikeforce Lightweight title.


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Josh Thomson def. Gilbert Melendez (c) Decision (unanimous) 5 5:00 [a]
Light Heavyweight Bobby Southworth (c) def. Anthony Ruiz Decision (unanimous) 5 5:00 [b]
Lightweight Billy Evangelista def. Nam Phan Decision (split) 3 5:00
Middleweight Eric Lawson def. Jesse Gillespie Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:03
Women's Featherweight Miesha Tate def. Elaina Maxwell Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Middleweight Jeremiah Metcalf def. Raymond Daniels Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 0:59
Bantamweight Chris Cariaso def. Anthony Figueroa Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:34
Lightweight Bobby Stack def. Jose Palacios Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Featherweight Bryan Caraway def. Scott Garland Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:39
Welterweight Cyrillo Padilha def. Jesse Jones Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Jorge Interiano def. Travis Johnson TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 3:00
Lightweight Alexander Trevino def. Eric Jacob Submission (armbar) 1 0:37

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