Originally written on hov-mma  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Come April 20th, there will be no less than six fights that pit UFC vets against former Strikeforce fighters making their UFC debut. While the official event poster may look like a knock off of about 50 or 60 UFC posters before it, on paper, the fight card, as it stands today... it looks very healthy. Check it out below:  Main Card (FOX) • Lightweight Title Bout: Benson Henderson (C) (18-2 MMA) vs. Gilbert Melendez (21-2*) • Heavyweight Bout: Frank Mir (16-6) vs. Daniel Cormier (11-0*) • Lightweight Bout: Nate Diaz (16-8) vs. Josh Thomson (19-5) • Welterweight Bout: Dan Hardy (25-10) vs. Matt Brown (16-11) Preliminary Card: • Featherweight Bout: Chad Mendes (13-1) vs. Clay Guida (30-13) • Lightweight Bout: Myles Jury (11-0) vs. Ramsey Nijem (7-2) • Middleweight Bout: Lorenz Larkin (13-0*) vs. Francis Carmont (20-7) • Lightweight Bout: Anthony Njokuani (15-7) vs. Roger Bowling (11-3*) • Lightweight Bout: Jorge Masvidal (23-7*) vs. Tim Means (18-3-1) • Lightweight Bout: Norman Parke (17-2) vs. Jon Tuck (7-0)  • Middleweight Bout: Yoel Romero (4-1*) vs. Clifford Starks (8-1)  * Fighter Making His UFC Debut 
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