http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid4621179066001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAABvaL8JE~,ufBHq_I6FnxR-PQW_F3sm5QdUbP7D6E9&bctid=5545146213001 Filed under: News , Radio Highlight , UFC , Videos Two-time UFC lightweight title challenger Gilbert Melendez is one of the few big-name fighters to come out of MMA’s free agency process better than he came in. Melendez signed with Bellator and allowed the UFC to match, which gave him leverage to get a better deal. A subsequent wave of free agencies can partially be attributed to his unprecedented move. Now, Melendez’s contract requires he be on a pay-per-view main card every time he steps into the octagon, which is why his fight with Jeremy Stephens at UFC 215 won’t be lost in the shuffle. Related Gilbert Melendez meets Jeremy Stephens at UFC 215 in Edmonton “There’s definitely fatter contracts, but I’ve got a good contract,” Melendez told MMAjunkie Radio. “I can’t say (I get pay-per-view points on every fight), but there is a purse and some other things that are factored in that add up … to what we’re looking for

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