UFC targeting Ben Henderson vs Gilbert Melendez for UFC on Fox 7

MMAPlayground.com » Community » MMA News Share Forum » UFC targeting Ben Henderson vs Gilbert Melendez for UFC on Fox 7
FastKnockout
1/14/13 2:52:41PM
Ben Henderson may make his next UFC lightweight title defense against Strikeforce lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez on April 20 on UFC on Fox 7.

Link
sparky
1/14/13 2:56:11PM


This is the fight that makes most sense at this point in my opinion. UFC doesn't have a clear number 1 contender so Gil should get the immediate shot.
jjeans
1/14/13 3:03:35PM
Jones v Sonnen on my Birthday

Melendez vs Bendo a week before

Cant complain
Coolhand37
1/14/13 3:08:01PM
Easy fight for Ben if he watches tapes and trains his fucking ass off!! Melendez doesn't deserve the shot but oh well he earned it. I see Melendez losing to henderson then to maynard the to diaz then to guida and amybe danzig and being given a pink slip and sent back to the minor leagues. hopefully he proves me wrong. I think maynard or bj deserve this shot not melendez. but oh well its going to happen ben needs an easy win after his all his decisoin wins...so bring it on!!!
Bubbles
1/14/13 3:23:47PM

Posted by Coolhand37

Easy fight for Ben if he watches tapes and trains his fucking ass off!! Melendez doesn't deserve the shot but oh well he earned it. I see Melendez losing to henderson then to maynard the to diaz then to guida and amybe danzig and being given a pink slip and sent back to the minor leagues. hopefully he proves me wrong. I think maynard or bj deserve this shot not melendez. but oh well its going to happen ben needs an easy win after his all his decisoin wins...so bring it on!!!


I think we found teh new kingsmasher
sparky
1/14/13 3:27:14PM

Posted by Coolhand37

Easy fight for Ben if he watches tapes and trains his fucking ass off!! Melendez doesn't deserve the shot but oh well he earned it. I see Melendez losing to henderson then to maynard the to diaz then to guida and amybe danzig and being given a pink slip and sent back to the minor leagues. hopefully he proves me wrong. I think maynard or bj deserve this shot not melendez. but oh well its going to happen ben needs an easy win after his all his decisoin wins...so bring it on!!!



What has BJ done at LW lately to warrant himself a crack at the belt I'm a bit confused

And Guida has dropped to feather weight and if I'm not mistaken Gil has already beat Guida
MoparJR253
1/14/13 3:36:46PM
Meh. Not too thrilled about this matchup. I think they should have waited until Pettis/Cerrone played out. If Pettis won decisively then he should get the shot. Alot easier sell and i know Bendo wants that fight more. I think Melendezbis gonna get smashed.
BeeR
1/14/13 4:14:50PM

Posted by sparky


Posted by Coolhand37

Easy fight for Ben if he watches tapes and trains his fucking ass off!! Melendez doesn't deserve the shot but oh well he earned it. I see Melendez losing to henderson then to maynard the to diaz then to guida and amybe danzig and being given a pink slip and sent back to the minor leagues. hopefully he proves me wrong. I think maynard or bj deserve this shot not melendez. but oh well its going to happen ben needs an easy win after his all his decisoin wins...so bring it on!!!



What has BJ done at LW lately to warrant himself a crack at the belt I'm a bit confused

And Guida has dropped to feather weight and if I'm not mistaken Gil has already beat Guida




and I doubt Nate and Gil would fight, and Gil would wreck Danzig
MuayThaiGeek13
1/14/13 4:20:08PM

Posted by MoparJR253

Meh. Not too thrilled about this matchup. I think they should have waited until Pettis/Cerrone played out. If Pettis won decisively then he should get the shot. Alot easier sell and i know Bendo wants that fight more. I think Melendezbis gonna get smashed.



Melendez vs Bendo is going to be a dog fight.

Melendez has been a top 5 LW for the last 2+ years and has recieved almost zero recognition from the casual population. I'm not sure who exactly deserves the next title shot, but Gil is near the top of the list.

Plus its free?? No complaints from me.
TeamDEY
1/14/13 4:51:03PM
Gotta take Bendo
prozacnation1978
1/14/13 5:48:00PM
I was thinking of going. Either this or memorial day weekend
Pookie
1/14/13 6:13:04PM
Melendez at +300 or higher is going to be a steal.
LuckyCharms
1/14/13 6:17:32PM
I'm thinking since Gil drop out of his last Stikeforce fight (Due to injury :rolling eyes: ), he should put up the Stikeforce Lightweight belt on the line against Ben. That way Ben could kept a belt from another promotion since he lost his against Anthony Pettis
airkerma
1/14/13 6:28:56PM

Posted by Bubbles


Posted by Coolhand37

Easy fight for Ben if he watches tapes and trains his fucking ass off!! Melendez doesn't deserve the shot but oh well he earned it. I see Melendez losing to henderson then to maynard the to diaz then to guida and amybe danzig and being given a pink slip and sent back to the minor leagues. hopefully he proves me wrong. I think maynard or bj deserve this shot not melendez. but oh well its going to happen ben needs an easy win after his all his decisoin wins...so bring it on!!!


I think we found teh new kingsmasher


99% of that didn't make sense. Worst. Post. Ever.
kopower
1/14/13 6:41:58PM

Posted by Coolhand37

Easy fight for Ben if he watches tapes and trains his fucking ass off!! Melendez doesn't deserve the shot but oh well he earned it. I see Melendez losing to henderson then to maynard the to diaz then to guida and amybe danzig and being given a pink slip and sent back to the minor leagues. hopefully he proves me wrong. I think maynard or bj deserve this shot not melendez. but oh well its going to happen ben needs an easy win after his all his decisoin wins...so bring it on!!!



I think he'd lose to Maynard and Henderson. He trains with Diaz, so they wouldn't fight.
JLS1980
1/14/13 7:43:51PM

Posted by kopower


Posted by Coolhand37

Easy fight for Ben if he watches tapes and trains his fucking ass off!! Melendez doesn't deserve the shot but oh well he earned it. I see Melendez losing to henderson then to maynard the to diaz then to guida and amybe danzig and being given a pink slip and sent back to the minor leagues. hopefully he proves me wrong. I think maynard or bj deserve this shot not melendez. but oh well its going to happen ben needs an easy win after his all his decisoin wins...so bring it on!!!



I think he'd lose to Maynard and Henderson. He trains with Diaz, so they wouldn't fight.



Gilbert Melendez fighting Nate Diaz is like GSP fighting Rory MacDonald.

Not gonna happen Mr. 0-10
LuckyCharms
1/14/13 9:47:20PM
Sorry Double Post
LuckyCharms
1/14/13 9:48:10PM

Posted by JLS1980


Posted by kopower


Posted by Coolhand37

Easy fight for Ben if he watches tapes and trains his fucking ass off!! Melendez doesn't deserve the shot but oh well he earned it. I see Melendez losing to henderson then to maynard the to diaz then to guida and amybe danzig and being given a pink slip and sent back to the minor leagues. hopefully he proves me wrong. I think maynard or bj deserve this shot not melendez. but oh well its going to happen ben needs an easy win after his all his decisoin wins...so bring it on!!!



I think he'd lose to Maynard and Henderson. He trains with Diaz, so they wouldn't fight.



Gilbert Melendez fighting Nate Diaz is like GSP fighting Rory MacDonald.

Not gonna happen Mr. 0-10



What if Nate was able to sleep with Ronda Rousey and Gil get jealous about that and wants to fight Nate since Gil has a huge crush on Ronda lol
Bubbles
1/15/13 12:11:48AM

Posted by LuckyCharms
What if Nate was able to sleep with Ronda Rousey and Gil get jealous about that and wants to fight Nate since Gil has a huge crush on Ronda lol


then I would quit school and train my ass off to get a fight with Nate
RhythmAndStyle
1/15/13 12:46:40AM
finally the Melendez crying can stop..lmao..should be a stiff test for Smooth, but he should be able to edge Melendez in the striking department and hold his own against Melendez wrestling...
tcunningham
1/15/13 1:19:32AM
i think bendo is going to tear up melendez. i just dont think melendez is the same caliber. about time this fight happens though. i'll be rooting for bendo
MoparJR253
1/15/13 12:59:37PM
^ i agree. Time to get it over with. My opinion is that Melendez has been beating up the best strikeforce has to offer which is not his fault. The caliber of ufc at the top that Bendo has been beating is much higher than strikeforce. I any of the guy Melendez has beat recently would not do well against the top 10 in the UFC. I also think he lost that fight to Thompson. I had it 3 rounds to 2. I just think people should test the waters in the ufc before getting a shot... ie what Shields did. Even though im biss and thought he lost the Kampmann fight he still fought before the title. If Melendez goes out there and makes it a fight and even wins a round i will eat crow. I just tuink Bendo is more athletic, stronger and more well rounded that Gil.
Related Topics