BJPenn.Com Radio is back this Sunday night at 7pm eastern with a special post UFC on Fox 6 edition. Hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will be joined by two of the worlds best lightweight fighters and a fellow Long Islander who is as charismatic as they come.
Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez will kick things off to discuss his long awaited arrival in the UFC. The Cesar Gracie trained fighter has long been considered to be one of the top five lightweights in the world and will get an opportunity to prove that right off the bat when he faces current UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson at UFC on Fox 7 in April. Melendez has held the Strikeforce title since December of 2009 and successfully defended the belt four times during his second run as champion. El Nino has a career record of 21-2 and has won his last seven fights. His lone losses have come against Josh Thomson and Mitsuhiro Ishida. Melendez was able to extract revenge from both men, including Thomson twice.
Former WEC Featherweight Champion and two-time UFC Bantamweight title contender Urijah Faber will call in next to discuss his upcoming bout against Ivan Menjivar at UFC 157. Faber is considered the leader of Team Alpha Male and is one of the UFC's most marketable stars. The California Kid has been in a total of 11 title fights for the WEC and UFC combined. He is 6-5 in those bouts with wins against Jens Pulver, Dominick Cruz and Cole Escovedo, his losses have come against Cruz, Mike Brown (2X), Jose Aldo and Renan Barao. The 33-year-old Faber is never far away from title contention and a win over Menjivar will inch him closer to another crack at the UFC bantamweight title.
Fight Magazine contributor Bear Frazer is one of MMA's top journalists and has a very entertaining personality. The Long Island born Frazer is a huge wrestling fan and will talk for hours about how much better wrestling was in the 90's as compared to today.
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