Breaking News: Melancon’s Next Fight Announced

Brian Melancon, fresh off his loss* at the hands of Isaac Vallie-Flagg at Strikeforce: Dallas, couldn’t wait to get back in the cage after the disappointing loss. Looks like he now has a dance partner. According to, Melancon will take on unbeaten Felipe Portela (7-0) at Strikeforce Challengers 19. Portela fights out of the Arena Fight Team in San Diego, a camp which boasts Roger Huerta, Cris and Evangelista Cyborg, Rani Yahya, Chris Cope and Joe Duarte as members.

Strikeforce Challengers 19 takes place September 23rd in Las Vegas.

Good luck and congrats to Brian as he continues his run to national prominence.