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Strikeforce weigh-ins for 'Melendez vs Thomson' on June 26

Strikeforce weigh-in
The weigh-ins for Friday night's Strikeforce: "Melendez vs. Thomson" event will be held this Thursday (June 26) at the Dave and Busters in the Great Mall Plaza of Milpitas, Calif. The fighters will begin to tip the scales at 5:30 p.m. local time.

The HDNet televised event will be headlined by the long-awaited Strikeforce lightweight championship bout between champion, Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez (14-1) and number one contender, Josh "The Punk" Thomson (14-2).

The Strikeforce light heavyweight title will also be on the line Friday night, as champion and "The Ultimate Fighter 1" (TUF) alum Bobby Southworth (8-5) will defend his strap against the hard hitting Anthony "El Toro" Ruiz (20-10).

If you're in the area and want to get an up close and personal look at these competitors as they go through with the last of the formalities before fight time, make sure and stop by and check it out.

Here's the Strikeforce: "Melendez vs. Thomson" card in its entirety:

Main card (televised portion):

155 lbs.: Lightweight champion Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez (14-1) vs. Josh "The Punk" Thomson (14-2)
205 lbs.: Light heavyweight champion Bobby Southworth (8-5) vs. Anthony "El Toro" Ruiz (20-10)
178 lbs. (catchweight): Luke Stewart (5-1) vs. Joe "Diesel" Riggs (27-10)
185 lbs.: Raymond "The Real Deal" Daniels (0-0) vs. Jeremiah Metcalf (8-4)
155 lbs.: Billy Evangelista (6-0) vs. Nam Phan (14-4)
150 lbs.: (women's match): Miesha Tate (1-1) vs. Elaina Maxwell (2-2)
135 lbs.: Chris Cariaso (6-1) vs. Anthony "Antdawg" Figueroa (4-2)

Under card (May not be broadcast):

190 lbs.: Jesse Gillespie (1-1) vs. Dave Martin (0-1)
155 lbs.: Bobby Stack (4-1) vs. Jose Palacios (3-0)
140 lbs.: Brian Caraway (4-2) vs. Alvin Cacdac (4-3)
170 lbs.: Cyrillo Padhillo (1-2) vs. Jesse Jones (2-0)
155 lbs.: Eric Jacob (1-3) vs. Alexander Trivino (1-0)
190 lbs.: Jorge Interiano (0-0) vs. Travis Johnson (0-0)

The HDNet broadcast will start at 10:30 p.m. ET, airing live from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. will be the place to check in before, during and after for all the updates and results.

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