Report: Melendez, Hansen to Compete on NYE

Former PRIDE standouts Gilbert Melendez and Joachim Hansen will both be competing at Yarennoka!, an event produced by officials associated with Dream Stage Entertainment, DEEP, K-1, and M-1 Global, that will take place on New Year’s Eve at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

The news comes from separate reports by TAGG Radio and MMA Weekly.

Melendez was interviewed by Frank Trigg and company over the weekend where he revealed that he will be fighting Mitsuhiro Ishida at the event. While Hansen confirmed his participation with MMA Weekly, he was unable to provide any news on a potential opponent.


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