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Gilbert Melendez hurt; event nixed

Updated: September 24, 2012, 11:26 PM ET
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

A Strikeforce event scheduled for Sept. 29 in Sacramento has been canceled due to a right shoulder separation suffered by main event participant Gilbert Melendez.

Melendez had been set to defend his lightweight title against Pat Healy.

"I injured it, I think it was (last week) Tuesday, during some MMA sparring," Melendez said. "It happened during a wrestling clinch with Jake (Shields).

"When I hit the ground there wasn't any pain, but I felt an adjustment to my shoulder and ...

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