Found February 06, 2013 on
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 it, won it again, and defended four more times for good measure.
Before these two champions meet on April 20th to forever unify the UFC and Strikeforce 155 lb. division titles they will be preceded by a couple more high profile UFC vs. Strikeforce quarrels.
Check out the current UFC on FOX 7: Henderson vs. Melendez fight card as it stands today below: Main Card (FOX) • Lightweight Title Bout: Benson Henderson (C) (18-2 MMA, 6-0 UFC) vs. Gilbert Melendez (21-2 MMA, UFC Debut) • Heavyweight Bout: Frank Mir (16-6 MMA, 14-6 UFC) vs. Daniel Cormier (11-0 MMA, UFC Debut) • Lightweight Bout: Nate Diaz...
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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...
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...
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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