The addition of two preliminary bouts has finalized the fight card for Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal. According to promotion officials, middleweights Fernando Gonzalez and Eddie Mendez have agreed to meet on Saturday's undercard, as have welterweights Chris Brown and Herman Terrado.
Gonzalez (17-9), a 28-year-old WEC veteran, heads into the bout mired in a two-fight losing streak after dropping consecutive decisions to Brent Cooper and Joe Williams. He faces Mendez (5-0-1, 1 NC), an undefeated prospect with a pair of first round knockout victories to his credit.
Meanwhile, Brown (6-2), a knockout artist from Spokane, Washington, hopes to extend a five-fight win streak when he takes on Terrado (6-2), a Strikeforce veteran fresh from a first-round TKO victory over A.J. Matthews.
'Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal' takes place December 17th at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez defends his title against number-one contender Jorge Masvidal in the night's main event.
'Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal' fight card:
Lightweight Championship: Gilbert Melendez vs. Jorge Masvidal
Women's Featherweight Championship: Cristiane Santos vs. Hiroko Yamanaka
Light Heavyweight: Gegard Mousasi vs. Ovince St. Preux
Lightweight: K.J. Noons vs. Billy Evangelista
Lightweight: Caros Fodor vs. Justin Wilcox
Heavyweight: Devin Cole vs. Gabriel Salinas-Jones
Welterweight: Roger Bowling vs. Jerron Peoples
Middleweight: Fernando Gonzalez vs. Eddie Mendez
Welterweight: Chris Brown vs. Herman Terrado