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Gilbert Melendez Watches His Fight With Benson Henderson, Still Feels He Won

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez let his fans know late Monday night that he would re-watch his recent bout with Benson Henderson and sound off on the decision.

Well, “El Nino” did just that Tuesday, and still believes he should have been awarded the victory and title.

Henderson earned a split decision win, successfully defending his UFC lightweight belt.

“I truly believe I won and have no regrets,” Melendez posted on Instagram Tuesday. “What I have learned from this fight is, if given a 2nd chance, I guarantee I will win leaving no fan or judge with any doubt that I am the better fighter. By the way what an amazing crowd to fight in front of and I can’t wait to Skrap again.”

Melendez was very emotional after falling in his UFC debut, but he displayed plenty to leave himself among the ranks of contender in the division. It will be interesting to see what the UFC does with him going forward.

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