Strikeforce weigh in results, information and details for 'Melendez vs Masvidal' on Dec. 16 in San Diego

The official weigh in event for Strikeforce: "Melendez vs Masvidal" is set to take place at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, Calif., on Fri., Dec. 16, 2011.

The first fighter is expected to tip the scale at 7 p.m. ET.

As usual, MMAmania.com will provide up-to-the-second coverage of the Strikeforce weigh-ins, as well as provide a detailed recap of the festivities as soon as they conclude.

"Melendez vs. Masvidal" will feature lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez putting his 155-pound belt on the line against a very dangerous, and hungry, Jorge Masvidal in the main event of the evening.

In addition, former Strikeforce light heavyweight and 2008 DREAM middleweight grand prix champion, Gegard Mousasi, will look to get back in the promotion's win column in more than one year when he takes on former University of Tennessee defensive standout Ovince St. Preux.

K.J. Noons and Cristiane Santos are also in action.

Here is the current Strikeforce: "Melendez vs. Masvidal" fight card and line-up:

Main Event:

155 lbs.: Gilbert Melendez vs. Jorge Masvidal

Main Card (Showtime):

145 lbs.: Cristiane Santos vs. Hiroko Yamanaka
205 lbs.: Gegard Mousasi vs. Ovince St. Preux
155 lbs.: Billy Evangelista vs. K.J. Noons

Preliminary Card (May not be televised):

155 lbs.: Caros Fodor vs. Justin Wilcox
265 lbs.: Devin Cole vs. Gabriel Salinas-Jones
170 lbs.: Roger Bowling vs. Jerron Peoples
145 lbs.: Fernando Gonzalez vs. Eddie Mendez

For those fortunate enough to be in San Diego this weekend, remember the weigh-in is FREE to attend and open to the public. Doors to the weigh-in will open at 3:00 p.m. PT.

MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night (Sat., Dec. 17), which is slated to air at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime. The latest quick updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 7:30 p.m. ET with the preliminary bouts.

It's going to be a fun night of fights so don't miss it. And remember to check us out for all the pre, during and post-fight Strikeforce coverage you can handle

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