Melendez will be fighting for the first time since last June, when he was decisioned by Eddie Alvarez at UFC 188. The former Strikeforce champ has been sidelined since, after he failed his post-fight drug test.
Barboza, meanwhile, is coming off biggest win to date, as he decisioned former champ Anthony Pettis in April.
The upcoming match-up has a lot riding on it, in terms of rankings implications, and considering each man’s abilities, it could be pretty outstanding.
You can check out the “Road to the Octagon” segment for the bout below.