Report: Benson Henderson-Gilbert Melendez Targeted For UFC On Fox 7

UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez appear headed for a collision.

According to MMAFighting.com, the two 155-pounders would meet in the main event of UFC on Fox 7. The card takes place April 20, and is expected to emulate from San Jose’s HP Pavilion.

Henderson (18-2) recently defeated Nate Diaz, who trains with Melendez at Cesar Gracie’s gym in California. “Bendo” also topped Frankie Edgar twice in 2012.

Melendez (21-2) is finally UFC-bound after dominating in Strikeforce for several years. He defeated Josh Thomson earlier this year, but was knocked out of a pair of title fights with Pat Healy due to a shoulder injury.

  • AND Han

    dat fuckin’ pussi who ducked the fight with Pat Healy int he final SF event “La Niña” Gilbert Melendez doesn’t deserve an immediate shot.
    This cheerleader has been calling Eddie Avarez out (knowing his SF contract would not allow the fight with Eddie).
    Bendo would humiliate Melendez, just as how his overrated “touch guy wannabe” Nate Diaz was schooled badly.

  • Retnan

    Boo, the Pettis/Cerrone winner deserves the title shot.

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