At Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley, two of the top lightweights made big statements in dominant first-round victories.
Allowed to use elbows for the first time in Strikeforce, Gilbert Melendez made the most of them by finishing Tatsuya Kawajiri to retain his Strikeforce Lightweight Championship.
Also, Shinya Aoki showed why he presents problems on the ground for any lightweight in the world by quickly submitting Lyle Beerbohm.
After his win, Melendez stated that he felt that he was the best lightweight in the world. Let's find out if he has jumped the UFC's elite lightweights in Bleacher Report's lightweight rankings.