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Benson Henderson vs. Gilbert Melendez

Main Event | UFC Lightweight Championship | 155 lbs

Benson Henderson defeats Gilbert Melendez via 5 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large "Smooth" Benson Henderson
Mmaweekly large Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez

Henderson
Decision
Round 5

Benson Henderson Gilbert Melendez

"Smooth" "El Nino"

18-2-0   Pro Record At Fight   21-2-0
Climbed to 19-2   Record After Fight   Fell to 21-3
-330 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +270 (Moderate Underdog)
Champion   Title   Challenger
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Glendale, Arizona   Fighting out of   San Francisco, California
29 years, 5 months, 4 days   Age at Fight   31 years, 1 day
155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs)
5'9" (175cm)   Height   5'9" (176cm)
71.0" (180cm)   Reach   73.0" (185cm)
MMA Lab   Gym   Cesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu
UFC on FOX 7
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC on FOX 7: Henderson vs. Melendez
  • Date: Saturday 04.20.2013 at 08:00 PM ET
  • Referee: John McCarthy
  • Venue: HP Pavilion
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: San Jose, California, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 12 of 12)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Joe Rogan, Mike Goldberg
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Henderson Total Disclosed Pay: $200,000
  • Melendez Total Disclosed Pay: $175,000
  • Title on Line: UFC Lightweight Championship
  • Belt Status Before Fight: Held by Henderson
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Henderson vs. Melendez Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 1534  
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KO/TKO
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Submission
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Decision
Melendez
11%
Henderson
89%

Henderson vs. Melendez Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

thank you for the complement master @RenzoGracieBJJ !
4 days
after
what up @chadmendes . We cut out had to take the kid back home. Give me a heads up Next time your headed this way we can go enjoy the city.
3 days
after
Giants Game! http://t.co/FiRhMxFcje
3 days
after
Watched my battle with Benson. http://t.co/Ekikioob0n
3 days
after
Usually do , very smart RT @DKemp10 @GilbertMelendez watch it on mute, good way to watch fights imo
2 days
after
Going to watch my fight for the first time tonight. I'll share my thoughts tomorrow.
2 days
after
Chilling at DP on a sunny day in San Francisco. http://t.co/FEOxT1yQkj
2 days
after
thanks @philbaroni !
1 day
after
Thanks guys! RT @SHOsports @GilbertMelendez congrats on a great fight last night Gil. You'll be back better than ever. Hope all is well.
1 day
after
Thanks @TheRock I'm eating some pancakes today!!!
21 hours
after
CuteRT @AGriff80 My daughter Willow cheering on @GilbertMelendez in his fight last night @denzel8179 @grottikupus http://t.co/3pLc8WJn8C
20 hours
after
After Party at Manor West San Francisco!!!! We celebrating life tonight! Thank u all for the love and support!
9 hours
after
Look for anyone wearing "A Storm is Coming" T-Shirt to buy one for yourself at weigh ins
21 hours
before
Follow my sponsor @kalapakijoes & tweet ANY pic of me wearing the Kalapaki Joe's logo during fight week to win a Kalapaki Joe's Ball Cap
22 hours
before
Me 2 RT @kalapakijoes Excited to see @GilbertMelendez rockin' the Kjs logo tomorrow in the Main Event @ufconfox7 http://t.co/g1V4UmtqmJ
24 hours
before
3rd and final poster by @photodocs . My team and I will be giving out signed copies at weigh ins !!… http://t.co/nzWyn5l867
1 day
before
Right on Cole! RT @colemillerATT Here we go! One more day till @GilbertMelendez and @NateDiaz209 @DiazBrothers209 do work! Kill it guys!
1 day
before
Chilling with @chuygomez @12is on 106.1 kmel @stfupnow http://t.co/9RA2i2vaYV
1 day
before
Bay Area Tune in to 106.1 kmel I'll be on with @Chuygomez real soon!
1 day
before
RT @12is Tune into @chuygomez on @106KMEL to hear @GilbertMelendez speak on tomorrow's fight #ufconfox we up here now! Be on air shortly
1 day
before
@RondaRousey =)
1 day
before
Happy to have u!!! Thanks for everything RT @sfgoldman @GilbertMelendez I am happy to be part of the team! See you soon.
2 days
before
Thanks homie im ready! RT @badboygarcia Good luck to @GilbertMelendez I'm excited to watch him and Ben battle it out!
2 days
before
Thankd Nam! RT @NamPhanMMA I also wanna say good luck to @GilbertMelendez @dc_mma & @NateDiaz209 this weekend at #UFConFOX7p
2 days
before
Santa Ana! RT @al4sure @GilbertMelendez Good luck on Saturday and way to represent SA city. Plz retweet!! http://t.co/MCtufXGCOP
3 days
before
2nd poster by @photodocs for my upcoming fight. I will be releasing, signing and giving away the 3rd… http://t.co/G5VqE462bY
3 days
before
2nd poster by @photodocs for my upcoming fight. I will be releasing , signing and giving away the 3rd… http://t.co/HPnl4MiZod
3 days
before
After Party http://t.co/eUbVLmLtWY
3 days
before
Bay Area Tune in to 106.1 KMEL I'll be on Chuy Gomez show Shortly.
3 days
before
Real cool! RT @arielhelwani We can see you now, @gilbertmelendez. @ufconfox @strikeforce http://t.co/h3iidg7ohe
4 days
before
Let's go Kron! http://t.co/VjYtB6AByB
4 days
before
.@BigBlack @BensonHenderson looking forward to a great battle!
5 days
before
#elninomma #UFConFoX #mma @elninotraining @photodocs @12is @SkrapPack evant id77 @stfupnow http://t.co/dg0jbfki7C
6 days
before
1 week till go time! This is what I have been working 4 my whole Career! Thank u all 4 joining me on my journey. I appreciate u guys! #Ready
7 days
before
Fight shirts! Pick them up at @elninotraining or at weigh inns. Contact keri.elnino@gmail.com Thanks… http://t.co/9f7HQZy0em
9 days
before
This guy kept me healthy all training camp. Thanks Al @acceleratesport @acceleratesports @Raiders http://t.co/yt3rL7cN6v
9 days
before
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