UFC® keeps Melendez matches Bellator deal. Pettis/Melendez to coach

source | MMAJunkie.com

Despite agreeing to an offer from Bellator MMA, Gilbert Melendez (22-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will still fight for the UFC.

UFC officials today announced Melendez has agreed to a new contract with the world’s largest MMA promotion and will now coach on “The Ultimate Fighter 20″ opposite current lightweight champ Anthony Pettis (17-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC). The two will then meet later this year for the UFC’s 155-pound belt.

Terms of Melendez’s deal were not disclosed.

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