Gilbert Melendez Finally Gets Wish!; Faces Benson Henderson for UFC Title

A lightweight super fight featuring UFC champ, Benson Henderson and Strikeforce champ, Gilbert Melendez is in the works for UFC on FOX 7 in San Jose, California on April 20th, 2013.

The UFC has its sights set on April 20th for the super fight and most likely will take place in Melendez’s backyard, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, where he competed eight times while on the Strikeforce roster. According to sources, there is still a potential threat that could force the organization to go a different way, but this matchup is what the organization wants.

Henderson was last seen defeating Melendez’s team mate, Nate Diaz in the main event at UFC on FOX 5 via unanimous decision. Prior to that he picked up back-to-back wins over Frankie Edgar where he originally won the title. Melendez will return to the cage for the first time since his May win over rival, Josh Thomson. The split decision win marked his seventh win in a row and gave him a 2-1 edge in the two fighters trilogy series. It also marked his fourth straight title defence.

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