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Gilbert Melendez Strikeforce video

Gilbert Melendez, left, thoroughly dominated Shinya Aoki to

Gilbert Melendez, left, thoroughly dominated Shinya Aoki to retain his lightweight title at Strikeforce Nashville. Melendez won a 50-45 unanimous decision. (April 17, 2010) Photo Credit: Strikeforce / Esther Lin

Gilbert Melendez, above left, returns to the cage Saturday night to defend his Strikeforce lightweight title against Tatsuya Kawajiri.

Below is a pre-fight hype video featuring Melendez where he talks about trying balance fighting, school and work, and how former Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields became a role model.

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