Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson

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.

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


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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