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Gilbert Melendez finally makes his highly anticipated big league debut on April 20th, and he’ll immediately be thrown right into the fire. The now-former Strikeforce lightweight champ challenges reigning UFC 155-pound king Benson Henderson (Pictured) for his crown at UFC on FOX 7.
Henderson is pegged as slightly more than a 2-to-1 odds-on favorite to retain his title. Melendez, meanwhile, checks in as a +165 underdog.
Melendez’s old Strikeforce stomping grounds at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California hosts the gig.
Here are the early lines for Bendo vs. Melendez (Courtesy of BetUS):
Favorites (-) Underdog (+)
Gilbert Melendez +165
Benson Henderson -210
Bet $100 on Melendez and he’s victorious, you win $165
Bet $210 on Henderson and he’s victorious, you win $100
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UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will defend his title in a long-awaited showdown with Gilbert Melendez, the last man to hold the Strikeforce lightweight title, on Saturday, April 20 when the Ultimate Fighting Championship brings the Octagon back to HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The 29-year-old Henderson is 6-0 in the UFC, including two consecutive title defenses...
Mr. UFC on FOX himself Benson Henderson will attempt to make the 3rd successful defense of his lightweight championship in Strikeforce country.
The HP Pavilion in San Jose was a home to Strikeforce fighters for many years. The promotions longest reigning and final lightweight champion Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez held a 7-1 record in San Jose, where he won the belt, lost...
The UFC has revealed in a press release earlier today that tickets for the upcoming UFC on FOX 7 card will go on sale to the general public on February 15th. The card is headlined by a lightweight battle between Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez. The main card will also feature a heavyweight showdown between Daniel Cormier and Frank Mir...
Late Wednesday night, the world’s most prestigious mixed martial arts promotion added four fights to the “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Melendez” roster.
“The Ultimate Fighter 13″ finalist Ramsey Nijem (Pictured) meets undefeated Myles Jury, “TUF Smashes” lightweight winner Norman Parke battles Jon Tuck, former Strikeforce 155-puond top contender Jorge Masvidal faces Tim...
Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez hits the color commentary booth at the San Jose Sharks game the other night. Gonna be great to see him inside the octagon soon.
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Late Friday night, it was announced middleweight Francis Carmont (Pictured) will welcome Lorenz Larkin to the big leagues at “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Melendez.”
Carmont will be riding a nine-fight winning streak into the scrap. “Limitless” was most recently seen posting a split decision victory over Tom Lawlor at UFC 154.
Larkin is unbeaten in his 14 professional bouts...