Josh Thompson Out, Mitsuhiro Ishida Replaces Against Gilbert Melendez

Updated: July 31, 2009
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Rumors of Josh Thompson not being able to compete at Strikefore “Carano vs. Cyborg” on Aug. 15 due to a still injured leg, are true. Thompson was not cleared to fight by the California State Athletic Commission. Strikeforce confirmed that Mitsuhiro Ishida (18-5-1) will replace Thompson and take on Gilbert Melendez (15-2) for the interim Strikeforce lightweight title.

Ishida defeated Melendez via unanimous decision at DREAM 1 in 2007.

For the latest on Strikeforce “Carano vs. Cyborg”, check out our MMA Rumors section.


  1. tom

    July 31, 2009 at 4:30 am

    Rich Franklin vs. Vitor Belfort, not Dan Henderson, new UFC 103 main event

    i wonder the weight???I think Vitor should fight Dan for the number one counter

  2. tom

    July 31, 2009 at 4:31 am

    its at 205

    dan fighting silva

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