Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez heads to Japan

26 Apr

by Salvatore Russo (2005-04-26)

The clock is tick tick ticking away to April 28th when Fairtex’s very own Gilbert Melendez will be heading to Tokyo Japan to fight once again for Shooto.

This will be Gilberts second fight for the Shooto Organization, coming off of a win versus Hiroyuki Takaya on December 21st.Gilbert’s fight will be taking place on May 4th at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo versus the very tough and always game submission specialist; Naoya Uematsu.

Uematsu has wins over UFC veteran Caol Uno to name a few and has a fighting style that goes right along with Gilbert’s desire to fight the very best of the best. Defeating Uematsu clears the way for the fight that Gilbert ultimately wants, Alexandre “Pequeno�? Nogueira.

The younger and considerably smaller of the Noqueira’s, while “Pequeno�? means small in Portugese a fight and win over “Pequeno�? would be no small accomplishment. Lets all wish Gilbert luck on his upcoming fight and his journey towards his eventual title shot Shooto.

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