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1/14/13 2:02 PM
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http://www.mmafighting.com/2013/1/14/3875970/ufc-on-fox-7-targeted-for-benson-henderson-vs-gilbert-melendez

After negotiating a new eight-fight extension, Benson Henderson appears poised to accept his next marching orders in the form of a highly anticipated champion vs. champion matchup.

According to sources with knowledge of the situation, the UFC has its sights set on April 20's UFC on FOX 7 event to pair UFC lightweight titleholder Henderson against Strikeforce's last reigning divisional champion, Gilbert Melendez.

The event is likely to take place in Melendez's backyard, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, where he competed eight times while on the Strikeforce roster. That promotion went out of business after last Saturday night's event.

Henderson (18-2) has shot up the world's pound-for-pound rankings since defeating Frankie Edgar for the belt last February and successfully defending it twice. Most recently, he dominated Melendez's teammate Nate Diaz in a lopsided unanimous decision victory at UFC on FOX 5.

Melendez (21-2) has been for a long time considered among the top fighters never to appear in the octagon. The two-time Strikeforce 155-pound champion currently boasts a seven-fight win streak, although he has been shelved since a decision win over Josh Thomson last May. Melendez was twice expected to face Pat Healy in recent months but was forced to withdraw due to lingering shoulder problems. If he fights Henderson in April, it will amount to an 11-month layoff.

According to sources, there are still potential roadblocks to the Henderson vs. Melendez that could force the organization to take a different path, but that matchup is the organization's intended direction.
1/14/13 2:04 PM
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What roadblocks could there be? I hope Benson is on Fox again, he is the perfect fighter for it. It was a big mistake to not get his fight with Guida on the first Fox show. Phone Post
1/14/13 2:06 PM
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Maybe Bendo just got PPV points and his team wants to fight on PPV instead of Fox for this fight.


Imagine

Bendo/Gilbert LW unification
DC/Mir


Would be crazy.
1/14/13 2:07 PM
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1/14/13 2:15 PM
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Bet el niño won't get hurt for that fight. Phone Post
1/14/13 2:18 PM
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Finally!!!

1/14/13 2:19 PM
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I thought the UFC intended to give Eddie a title shot in March?
1/14/13 2:22 PM
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liquidrob - I thought the UFC intended to give Eddie a title shot in March?

Eddie is locked up and going to court and most likely is gonna be stuck with Bellator so they are moving on.

Plus they only said they intended to give him a shot, not guaranteed.

1/14/13 2:24 PM
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That's why I said intended, shows what BS it was
1/14/13 2:34 PM
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Fuck yea!
1/14/13 2:36 PM
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Hell yea!!
1/14/13 2:40 PM
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Thanks for the minus 3 votedown for this thread, appreciate it.
1/14/13 2:46 PM
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Lol @ counting your vote downs
1/14/13 2:49 PM
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liquidrob - Lol @ counting your vote downs

Yeah because everytime you post you see a number next to your name, I find it hard to believe you dont know what your number is.

1/14/13 2:49 PM
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I wonder what the difference in pay is for a ppv and a fox fight?

No ppv cut but maybe much better sponsorship money makes it worth it
1/14/13 2:50 PM
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The point is, who cares? OMG I got a vote down??!!!???
1/14/13 2:56 PM
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Damn just saw this thread.

Should be a hellava scrap! Phone Post
1/14/13 2:57 PM
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Roadblock could be the location.
Pretty sure zuffa/ufc want Bendo to win so why give Gil home field advantage?
1/14/13 2:57 PM
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Hell yes!!!! Phone Post
1/14/13 2:59 PM
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Chris27 - Thanks for the minus 3 votedown for this thread, appreciate it.

Put you back up 3

1/14/13 2:59 PM
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liquidrob - The point is, who cares? OMG I got a vote down??!!!???

I actually do care because I've been frozen before because of it.

The same time basically everyday the same handful of people vote me down, they search out a thread I did and vote it down to give me -3. If you get -20 in a day you get frozen for a day. thats why I care.

I dont care about the number I care about getting frozen because some fucktards vote you down everyday and any thread you make.
1/14/13 3:00 PM
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Chris27 - Thanks for the minus 3 votedown for this thread, appreciate it.

Put you back up 3


You didnt have to do that Rick, thanks though.
1/14/13 3:04 PM
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I would have liked to see him win one fight in the UFC before but this isn't a Sonnen or Diaz type title fight Melendez was a beast at strikeforce and deserves a title fight
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