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Strikeforce Cancels Saturday’s Event Due To Gilbert Melendez Injury

Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez has suffered an injury, and the planned Saturday card featuring Melendez is now off.

Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy was expected to feature “El Nino” defending his title against Pat Healy.

However, as Showtime decided to not air the event, Strikeforce made the decision to scrap the entire card.

“We made the difficult decision to cancel Saturday’s card in Sacramento,” Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said. “Without a television partner, we simply could not move forward with this event.”

No further information has been made known regarding Melendez and his injury. Coker added that Strikeforce will work quickly to re-scheduled the other fights from the card.

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