Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez hasn't lost since June 2008 and he's already avenged that defeat to Josh Thomson.
With the dominant victory, Melendez advances his win streak to five, and he now faces Jorge Masvidal (22-6 MMA, 4-0 SF) this Saturday in San Diego live on Showtime.
Melendez is without a doubt an elite lightweight, and with an impressive showing against Masvidal, he's fully aware that he could find himself joining the UFC ranks in 2012.
"To be the No. 1 fighter in the world and to be that you have to be in the UFC and you have to have the UFC strap," Melendez recently told Fighting Famous. "So, yes, I'd like to kick some ass and make this my last fight in Strikeforce."