UFC lightweight title goes on the line in a tantalising bout.
In what is shaping as one of the UFC title fights of the year, lightweight champion Benson Henderson faces one of the toughest challenges of his career when he squares off against Gilbert Melendez
The bout is the main event of UFC on Fox 7, and despite Melendez bringing with him an impressive 21-2 professional record, the former Strikeforce champion believes much of the mixed martial arts world is unaware of him.
“To the common fan, I’m 0-0,” Melendez said.
“If I win, it will legitimise everything. If I don’t, it won’t.”
While Henderson’s talent on his feet and off them is undeniable, he is looking for a win to launch his name into the stratosphere of the UFC world.
If ‘Smooth’ can defeat Melendez in any fashion and possibly do it convincingly, he is likely to move up the pound-for-pound rankings.
Hear what both fighters had to say about the bout:
And check them out at the weigh-in and the final stare down before they meet inside the octagon: