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Gilbert Melendez’s long awaited big league debut is just hours away. Unfortunately for “El Niño,” reigning UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson (pictured) is expected to rain on his parade.
Henderson is pegged as a 3-to-1 odds-on favorite to retain his title tonight at UFC on FOX 7. Melendez, meanwhile, checks in as a -220 underdog for the biggest fight of his life.
HP Pavilion in San Jose, California hosts tonight’s festivities.
Here are tonight’s wagering lines (Courtesy of BetUS):
Favorites (-) Underdogs (+)
Yoel Romero Palacio -155
Clifford Starks +125
Roger Bowling +145
Anthony Njokuani -175
Hugo Viana +250
TJ Dillashaw -350
Tim Means +115
Jorge Masvidal -145
Darren Uyenoyama +375
Joseph Benavidez -550
Ramsey Nijem +200
Myles Jury -260
Lorenz Larkin +110
Francis Carmont -140
Darren Elkins +450
Chad Mendes -700
Matt Brown +220
Jordan Mein -340
Josh Thomson +155
Nate Diaz -190
Frank Mir +325
Daniel Cormier -425
Gilbert Melendez +220
Benson Henderson -300
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After dropping a highly controversial split decision loss to reigning UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson, Gilbert Melendez (pictured) admitted he was “heartbroken.” What the 31-year-old must now live with is that he has nobody to blame but himself for the most devastating defeat of his life. Melendez convincingly won the opening round and arguably took the second stanza on...
Gilbert Melendez’s long awaited big league debut finally came to fruition Saturday night. Unfortunately for the former Strikeforce lightweight champion, reigning UFC king Benson Henderson (pictured) rained on his parade.
The 155-pounders fought for 25 back-and-forth minutes in tonight’s featured attraction. When the dust settled in their hotly contested shootout, Henderson took...
The UFC returns to network television this Saturday for another instalment of the UFC on FOX series where lightweight champ Benson Henderson puts his belt on the line for the third time in a super-fight against longtime Strikeforce champ, Gilbert Melendez.. What excites me the most about this particular card is that it is at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, which means I will be in...
The California State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Melendez” event.
Benson Henderson (pictured) was the night’s biggest winner. Not only did he leave Cali with his lightweight title in tow, but he pocketed $200,000 for posting a split decision victory over Gilbert Melendez...
It's not very often you hear boos while someone is trying to propose.
But Saturday's UFC on FOX 7 event from San Jose was not your normal fight night.
The evening included a UFC-record eight knockouts on the entire card, which was the first show in the new UFC on FOX series including several talented fighters from the former Strikeforce circuit.
The night began with a...
Now that “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Melendez” is officially in the books, make sure to stream tonight’s post-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com.
The presser is scheduled to start at approximately 10:30PM ET/7:30PM PT.
In addition to UFC president Dana White (Pictured), Benson Henderson, Gilbert Melendez, Daniel Cormier, Frank Mir and the card’s other featured...
“UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Melendez” will be jumping off Saturday inside HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. Facebook kicks off tonight’s festivities by streaming a pair of preliminary bouts at approximately 4PM ET/1PM PT.
Fans simply have to “Like” the UFC’s Facebook page in order to watch the scraps live.
FX will then broadcast the remaining six prelims starting at...
In the main event of the evening UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson makes yet another appearance on the Fox Network as he battles the final Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez in a battle of two champions.
UFC on FOX 7 was one of the most exciting fight nights in a long time with eight brutal finishes and multiple close fights. Henderson/Melendez was controversially close with a post-fight love-fest when Benson proposed to his girlfriend on FOX. Cormier pretty much dominated Mir, Josh Thomson shocked everyone and destroyed Nate Diaz, and the Matt Brown/Jordan Mein brawl was a scrap...
Gilbert Melendez thinks he should have left UFC on FOX 7 with the lightweight strap wrapped around his waist. At the very least, an immediate rematch with reigning UFC champ Benson Henderson would be a decent consolation prize.
Unfortunately for “El Nino,” UFC president Dana White is headed in a different direction. Following Henderson’s highly controversial split decision...
The UFC returns tomorrow night with another outsanding edition of the UFC on FOX series. The event is headlined by Strikeforce lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez taking on current UFC champ Benson Henderson in a title unification bout and a co-main event between former heavyweight champ Frank Mir and Strikeforce GP champ Daniel Cormier.
Check back at approx. 3:40 pm EST for live...
The UFC returns tomorrow night with another outsanding edition of the UFC on FOX series. The event is headlined by Strikeforce lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez taking on current UFC champ Benson Henderson in a title unification bout. The weigh-in emits live at 7:00pm EST in San Jose, California
Watch the live stream below:
Main Card (8 p.m. EST)
Ben Henderson (155) vs. Gilbert...