Strikeforce Melendez vs. Masvidal: What's Next for the Winners

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Strikeforce Melendez vs. Masvidal: What's Next for the Winners
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After some speculation that Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez may have been moving over to the UFC, the top-five ranked fighter stayed in the organization and took on a tough challenger in Jorge Masvidal.

Melendez emerged victorious and solidified his spot as a top 155-pound fighter.

In the co-main event, Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos made a return to the cage after 15 months to take on Hiroko Yamanaka. It might not have been worth the wait, as Santos walked right through her opponent in 17 seconds.

Other fighters on the main card included Gegard Mousasi, K.J. Noons and Ovince St. Preux.

This is what's next for the winners.

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