Brian Melancon: A Texas Standout Gets His Turn in the Octagon

For most of the fighters on the Strikeforce roster, 2012 was a stressful year to say the least. In addition to worrying about winning or losing on fight night, there were two cancelled events and the eventual announcement that the promotion was shutting its doors, leaving fighters to wonder whether they were going to get the call to the UFC in 2013.And when the year started, welterweight Brian Melancon was in the same boat. His last fight was a three round win over Felipe Portela in September of 2011, and he wanted to get back in action. When he did get the call for a May bout with Yuri Villef … Read the Full Article Here

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