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Gilbert Melendez-Jorge Masvidal Targeted For December

According to reports, a Gilbert Melendez-Jorge Masvidal fight for the Strikeforce lightweight title is being planned for December 17.

The venue for the event has not been confirmed.

Masvidal (22-6) has been discussed as the next challenger to Melendez (19-2) and his gold since Masvidal defeated K.J. Noons earlier this year.

Melendez continued his recent string of success by defeating Tatsuya Kawajiri by first round TKO at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley. He has been pushing to join the UFC, but will defend his title at least one more time in Strikeforce it would seem.

Masvidal is a perfect 4-0 in Strikeforce.