Originally written on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 3/11/13
“UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Melendez” takes place April 20 inside HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion has recently determined which four fights will air live during the FOX broadcast.  A lightweight title tilt between UFC champ Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez (pictured) headlines the gig. Heavyweights Frank Mir and Daniel Cormier serve as the night’s co-main event. A 155-pound shootout with Nate Diaz and Josh Thomson gets third-to-top billing, while welterweights Dan Hardy and Matt Brown round out the main card. The event’s complete 13-bout lineup has been confirmed. However, the UFC has yet to announce the order of the card’s prelims.  FOX broadcasts the four showcase fights live beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT. The UFC’s Facebook page and FX will handle the preliminary bouts. Here is the show’s current roster: Preliminary Card: Yoel Romero vs. Clifford Starks Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck Roger Bowling vs. Anthony Njokuani Jorge Masvidal vs. Tim Means Francisco Rivera vs. Hugo Viana Myles Jury vs. Ramsey Nijem Darren Uyenoyama vs. Joseph Benavidez Chad Mendes vs. Clay Guida Francis Carmont vs. Lorenz Larkin Main Card: (FOX 8PM ET/5PM PT) Matt Brown vs. Dan Hardy Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson Daniel Cormier vs. Frank Mir Gilbert Melendez vs. Benson Henderson (UFC lightweight champion)
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