Gilbert Melendez Resigns With The UFC & Is Getting A Title Shot

Melendez, a free agent, agreed to terms with Bellator two weeks ago, but the UFC had matching rights and thats exactly what they did. Melendez has re-signed with the organization and he will be getting a title shot as well as a coaching gig on The Ultimate Fighter to boot, the UFC announced late Sunday night.

Melendez will coach against Anthony Pettis on The Ultimate Fighter 20, the first all-female edition of the show. TUF 20 will introduce the 115-pound weight class and the winner will become the UFC women’s strawweight champion.

He’ll also be getting his own title shot against Pettis late in 2014. TUF 20 begins taping in May and will air on FOX Sports 1 starting in September.

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