Ben Henderson vs Gilbert Melendez Targeted for UFC on FOX 7

Ben Henderson


Ben Henderson

  • 18-2 MMA / 6-0 UFC Record
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Frank Edgar (x2), Jim Miller, Nate Diaz

Gilbert Melendez

  • 21-2 MMA / 11-1 Strikeforce Record
  • 7 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Josh Thomson (x2), Shinya Aoki, Tatsuya Kawajiri



April 20th, 2013

San Jose, California

HP Pavilion


After two controversial decision victories against Frank Edgar, Ben Henderson finally left no doubt on his status as UFC lightweight champion with a one-sided unanimous decision win over Nate Diaz at UFC on FOX 5. The win was his sixth consecutive victory inside the octagon since the WEC merger.

Strikeforce lightweight champion, ¬†Gilbert Melendez will finally get his chance to prove he is the best lightweight in the world in MMA’s biggest organization. Melendez won the Strikeforce title in April of 2009, and successfully defended it six times, including notable victories over Shinya Aoki, Tatsuya Kawajiri, and two epic battles against rival Josh Thomson.

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