Tonight MMAWeekly Radio is Strikeforce radio as Damon & Jeff welcome three of the marquee stars from the upcoming Playboy Mansion show as Gilbert Melendez, Bobby Southworth and Daniel Puder stop by starting live at 9pm EST/6pm PST.
Gilbert Melendez is currently ranked #3 in the MMAWeekly World Rankings at lightweight. Ever since Pride was purchased by Zuffa fans have been waiting for Melendez to return.
At the Strikeforce show at the Playboy Mansion, Melendez will take on Tetsuji Kato in a lightweight bout, which will get the Cesar Gracie student back in the ring for the first time since December 2006.
Also on the show will be former Ultimate Fighter competitor Bobby Southworth, who is slated to take on Bill Mahood this weekend.
Southworth was one of the most controversial figures on the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter. Now he holds the Strikeforce light heavyweight title and will join MMAWeekly Radio for the first time.
Daniel Puder made a huge name for himself when he won the WWE reality show “Tough Enough” and now he is back to competing full time in MMA and hoping to make a name for himself in Strikeforce.
Puder famously tapped out Kurt Angle while in the WWE and he is now considered one of the top up and coming heavyweights in MMA currently.