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Strikeforce: Gilbert Melendez Vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri (Lightweight Championship)

Strikeforce Lightweight Championship
Gilbert Melendez (c) vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri

Round 1: Melendez pegged Kawajiri early and floored Kawajiri. Kawajiri quickly got back up and Melendez started teeing away with strikes and knees. Melendez landed a flurry of knees and punches and got Kawajiri’s back. Kawajiri tries to get back on his feet but Melendez stayed relentless with punches. Melendez stalks Kawajiri and tags Kawajiri with some hard shots. Melendez lands a series of hard left punches and follows up with hard right elbows taking Kawajiri out.

Gilbert Melendez defeated Tatsuya Kawajiri via TKO at 3:14 of Round 1.

After the fight, Melendez credited his camp for the fight.