Gilbert Melendez Injured, “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy” Event Cancelled
The cancelled "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy" event was set to take place this September 29, 2012
Just like UFC 151, a Strikeforce event was scrapped after a main event fighter sustained an injury. Strikeforce promotion has announced the cancellation of the scheduled “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy” event.
Event headliner, Gilbert Melendez was forced to withdraw from his bout after suffering from an injury while training. He was set to fight, Pat ‘Bam Bam’ Healy.
The “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy” event was supposed to take place this September 29, 2012 at the Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, California.
According to Strikeforce’s press release, they were forced to scrap the whole event after SHOWTIME has decided not to televise it, following their decision to call off the Melendez-Healy title bout.
Check out Strikeforce’s full press release below:
“Las Vegas, Nevada – STRIKEFORCE® announced this evening that its event planned for Saturday, Sept. 29 at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, Calif. has been cancelled. STRIKEFORCE lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez, who was set to defend his title against Pat Healy, sustained an injury in training that forced his withdrawal from the card.
Without the Melendez-Healy title bout, SHOWTIME®, which determines which fights are televised on the premium network, decided that it would not air Saturday’s scheduled event.
“When SHOWTIME informed us that it would not be airing the event, we made the difficult decision to cancel Saturday’s card in Sacramento,” STRIKEFORCE CEO Scott Coker said. “Without a television partner, we simply could not move forward with this event. We wish Gilbert a speedy recovery and will work diligently and quickly to reschedule the fighters affected by this news on upcoming cards.”
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